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Upgrading your iBook
For the record. I don't think you should do this. But it is interesting and a nice reference if my iBook (long out of warranty) requires open heart surgery.
"The iBook 12" is an excellent compromise between mobility, robustness, performance and price. It can also be transformed to become a strong competitor for its brother, the PowerBook 12". However, it is impossible to equip the iBook 12" as a PowerBook 12" via the BTO from the Apple Store. So, it can be tempting to buy a basic iBook 12" model and upgrade it yourself into a highly performing mobile computer. This article is intended to provide you help to perform such transformation. This transformation is not a "piece of cake", and requires skills, knowledge and tools. So read this article many times to ensure that you understand properly each step and the action performed. If you have a doubt, DO NOT START! "
A step-by-step to turn your iBook12" into a PowerBook12"-killer

( Permalink: Upgrading your iBook      Submitted by Noel Fri Nov 11, 2005 )

Splitting Files
Always a good column and this one does not disappoint.
"The theme of this column revolves around splitting files. The first tip finds duplicate files in a file system or directory structure. Once we can identify duplicate files, the next two tips eliminate duplicate records in a file and sort separate blocks of text in a file using the Unix split and csplit commands, respectively."
Shell scripting from UnixReview.com

( Permalink: Splitting Files      Submitted by Noel Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Creating and Using a self signed SSL Certificates
This article walks you through setting up a self signed SSL certificate.
"This document covers a very specific, limited purpose, but one that meets a common need: preventing browser, mail, and other clients from complaining about the certificates installed on your server. Not covered is dealing with a commercial root certificate authority (CA). Instead, we will become our own root CA, and sign our own certificates."
Debian Administration :: Creating and Using a self signed SSL Certificates in debian

( Permalink: Creating and Using a self signed SSL Certificates      Submitted by Noel Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : Fillets-NG
You know you want to play a game. Here is one you could try.
"There is something I like about playing games that is, strangely enough, much the same as what I enjoy about reading science fiction or fantasy. The medium lends itself beautifully to creating other times, places, and even worlds. Some of these worlds can be familiar ” what we call simulations ” while others are a bit more out there. My game recommendation for this month is called Fish Fillets Next Generation, and it definitely fits into the out there category. Perhaps a little description to start with..."
Unix Review > Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : Fillets-NG

( Permalink: Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : Fillets-NG      Submitted by Noel Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Ajax with Direct Web Remoting
In the simplest terms, DWR is an engine that exposes methods of server-side Java objects to JavaScript code. Effectively, with DWR, you can eliminate all of the machinery of the Ajax request-response cycle from your application code. This article shows you how to use Direct Web Remoting (DWR) to expose JavaBeans methods directly to your JavaScript code and automate the heavy-lifting of Ajax.

( Permalink: Ajax with Direct Web Remoting      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Digital Rights Management: When a Standard Isn't
In this Standards and specs, Peter shines light on a potential oxymoron -- standards designed to subvert and prevent interoperability. DRM: what it is, why you should avoid it, and how you should use it when you have to.

( Permalink: Digital Rights Management: When a Standard Isn't      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Getting Control with Subversion and Xcode
Apple tells us a little about Subversion and XCode.
"Developers on Mac OS  have a powerful and well-integrated tool to maintain efficient version control of your projects, thanks to the support for Subversion built into Xcode 2. If you don't know about Subversion already, you should.  It's an open-source version control system that was developed to extend the functionality provided by CVS, and is particularly well supported in Mac OS X. Using this cutting-edge version control system can help you code more efficiently and effectively, allowing you to focus on what the Mac developer community is famous for: great applications."
Getting Control with Subversion and Xcode

( Permalink: Getting Control with Subversion and Xcode      Submitted by Noel Thu Nov 10, 2005 )

Implementing MVC in PHP: The Controller
Interesting Model-View-Controller (MVP) code.
"Quite simply, the controller handles incoming requests. It uses input, in this case from the URI, to load a module and refresh/render the presentation layer. The controller for the aptly named Framework 1.0 uses a few GET arguments to figure out which module to load."
ONLamp.com: Implementing MVC in PHP: The Controller

( Permalink: Implementing MVC in PHP: The Controller      Submitted by Noel Wed Nov 9, 2005 )

Interview: Bob Young after Red Hat
Good interview over on Newsforge with Bob Young.
"Bob Young is, arguably, one of the most influential figures in the development of Linux and open source. By co-founding Red Hat with Mark Ewing in 1993, Young helped turn Linux into a household name. After being involved with Red Hat for more than 12 years, Young recently stepped down from Red Hat's board of directors. We caught up with him to see what his plans are, and what his thoughts are on Red Hat and the future of open source."
NewsForge | Interview: Bob Young after Red Hat

( Permalink: Interview: Bob Young after Red Hat      Submitted by Noel Wed Nov 9, 2005 )

Sebastian Kugler - The People Behind KDE
Interesting project. Thanks Sebastian.
"In what ways do you make a contribution to KDE?
I'm working on guidance, a set of system administration modules. Three of the four guidance modules have been released in the default installation of KUbuntu Breezy Badger, the latest release. Guidance has entered KDE's subversion repository and might become part of KDE4."
Sebastian Kugler - The People Behind KDE

( Permalink: Sebastian Kugler - The People Behind KDE      Submitted by Noel Wed Nov 9, 2005 )

Sync Services Framework
Overview of Sync Services
"Sync Services is also available to any application, not just Apple programs like iCal and Address Book. Developers have the ability to embed the Sync Services framework into their third-party applications to offer iSync integration and functionality. Syncing preferences can therefore be set within individual applications. In addition to looking at how some Apple apps handle syncing, I'll also include one third-party program that has taken advantage of this: Mark/Space's Missing Sync for hiptop. First, let's get a better feel for the Sync Services architecture."
MacDevCenter.com: Sync Services Framework (How It Works and What You Can Do)

( Permalink: Sync Services Framework      Submitted by Noel Wed Nov 9, 2005 )

Build extra secure Web applications
Data received from the client needs further scrutiny to extend the security perimeter from common design elements to application code. To satisfy this requirement, This article offers a new security design framework that covers two common types of vulnerability: action tampering and parameter manipulation (also known as data tampering).

( Permalink: Build extra secure Web applications      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Nov 9, 2005 )

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian HOWTO
In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases. Complete Article

( Permalink: Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian HOWTO      Submitted by Mark Rais Tue Nov 8, 2005 )

Articles: How To Program a Bootstrap Loader
Interesting article about booting up a PC based system.
"Before an operating system begins to work, a program called a bootstrap has to load the computer from scratch. This tutorial includes assembly language code to demonstrate loading and executing a binary image from a FAT filesystem."
OmniNerd - Articles: How To Program a Bootstrap Loader

( Permalink: Articles: How To Program a Bootstrap Loader      Submitted by Noel Tue Nov 8, 2005 )

Announcing Flickrfs!
Cool idea.
"Flickrfs is a virtual filesystem based upon FUSE for Linux. It can be mounted on your computer and then can be accessed using the standard commands. But, here are the twists. The filesystem uses threads, and hence, improves usability and speed. When you mount the filesystem, it will create 2 directories automatically: 'tags' and 'sets'. 'sets' will automatically retrieve your photos (only metadata information, hence fast) and will show you all the photos available in your sets. You can then easily copy images to your hdd. And here comes the nicer part, If you want to add some more photos to these sets, just copy them to the folder, and they will be uploaded to the respective set. "
mann: Announcing Flickrfs!

( Permalink: Announcing Flickrfs!      Submitted by Noel Tue Nov 8, 2005 )

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