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Surfraw - Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Rage Against the World Wide Web

Posted 06-30-2010 at 02:55 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)

Are you tired of clicking the search box in Firefox to do searches or changing the search engine. Then surfraw is definitely for you. Get rid of the searchbox and use Surfraw.

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Surfraw (Shell Users' Revolutionary Front Against the WWW) is a free POSIX-compliant (ie. meant for Linux, FreeBSD etc.) command-line shell program for interfacing with a number of web-based search engines. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License and written
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Is I.E. 8 the end for explorer?

Posted 11-16-2009 at 02:17 PM by pereb

I've heard through the grapevine that IE8 is the last version of the IE browser. Is microsoft throwing in the towel?

They've got to be coming up with a replacement. Some are claiming that Microsoft will go with WebKit, which, thanks to the popularity of Apple's Safari browser and also Google's Chrome, is rapidly becoming a standard for all non-IE and non-Firefox implementations.

Others say that that the whole WebKit story is merely a feint and that Microsoft will...
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Linux is a lost cause!

Posted 11-14-2009 at 07:40 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

This is the quote I was told earlier this week by a colleague. "Linux is a lost cause."


I don't for a second agree that Linux is truly lost but I do certainly agree with my friend and colleague that the promise Linux fortune tellers made has not come to pass. As we close in on 2010, I harken back 10 years to promises of a nearly dead Microsoft and a world run almost entirely by Linux. Good, bad or otherwise that just has...
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GMaps API tile server

Posted 01-28-2009 at 01:59 PM by spirov92
Updated 01-28-2009 at 02:03 PM by spirov92

So, I've been messing around with the GMaps API, trying to create my custom map type. It took me a lot of time, so I decided to share the code I ended up with.
This script serves content to the Google Maps API. It divides each requested tile into 8x8=64 squares and for each one displays the highest-rated picture that belongs to it.
PHP Code:
//this script should serve content for the gmaps api

//we're echo-ing out an image, so we should show that
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