Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

How to fix notebook?

As I wrote some time ago, my notebook started to crash randomly. I was affraid that I will have to buy new disk or even whole notebook. But the fix was quite less expensive: To disassemble it and use vacuum cleaner. Since that everything works like a charm :-).

Nanoblogger package is mine

Thanks to Andreas Metzler who kidnly offered sponsoring for me, updated nanoblogger package (which fixes all bugs reported in debian BTS) will be in archives on next dinstall run (tommorow).

As this is RC version, there might still be some problems, but it should be better than previous version in archives.

Back from vacation

On Saturday night I arrived back from vacation to Austria. I just felt it's time to get to know neighbouring country :-). We visited Vienna and Salzburg and it was quite relaxing time there. I will try to write details later, but for now I'd like to thank to all people who helped Wikitravel with its content as it is marvelous source of information, I will do my best to improve articles about places I know.

Sonata - yet another MPD client

I quickly got used to MPD for playing music. The client-server approach perfectly fits my needs and I can control it using any interface I want. Command line is always appreciated, but nice GUI is also helful.

So far I used Pygmy, which is far from being perfect, but was best of those I tested. Now I found its fork called Sonata which looks much better. Unfortunately it is not yet in Debian, any volunteers? :-)

Fighting spam in phone database

As I already complained, spammers seem to like my phone database. It has not been a major problem so far, but I started to get about ten invalid records per day.

This forced be to find automatic solution to get rid of this. Inspired by recent article on root.cz, I wrote simmilar solution as is used on php.vrana.cz. It should not harm regullar users who have javascript enabled, others will have to fill in one extra field.

Wammu 0.16

Wammu 0.16 has been just released. New features:

  • Include platform in crash log.
  • Fix SMS composer on Windows.
  • Fix adding part to SMS after removing all.
  • Fix editor on Windows.
  • Now requires wxWidgets 2.6.