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Scripting Clinic: The Bash Continues
"It's not uncommon, when discussing Bash scripting, for lordly Perl geeks to sniff disdainfully, and make helpful comments like "Your little 20-line Bash script is so amusing. I can do the same thing in Perl in a mere 300 lines." Or you get the hardbitten old C coders who think scripting of any kind is sissy — real geeks compile. Pay them no heed. Bash scripts are perfectly good tools."
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( Permalink: Scripting Clinic: The Bash Continues      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 5, 2004 )

Sambucus X 2.3.1
"Sambucus solves these problems by offering a specialized hierarchical system for project time management. This system starts with Projects, which are subdivided into Tasks, which can then have multiple individual timekeeping “Time Stamp” records."
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( Permalink: Sambucus X 2.3.1      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

The Mouse
"Of course, there’s a reason multi-button mice are enormously popular among Mac users, too. Apple’s Pro Mouse lacks that notorious second button and the scroll wheel that has become otherwise ubiquitous, so MacMice has stepped in with The Mouse to fill the market niche."
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( Permalink: The Mouse      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Port scanning and Nmap 3.5
"Inspired by the release of Nmap 3.5, the latest version of the award-winning network security tool, I've been exploring network security issues for a couple of weeks now. Nmap's major skill is port scanning -- learning which ports on a machine are "open" and what applications are using them. Sound network security planning dictates that you take a look at your network machines to see what the bad guys can see from outside."
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( Permalink: Port scanning and Nmap 3.5      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Whose site is it anyway?
This article takes a look at the increasing problem of Website spoofing and explains how ecommerce providers can deliver a higher level of trust. Story

( Permalink: Whose site is it anyway?      Submitted by LogError Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Opteron Workstation Boards Reviewed
"First off, they are both dual Opteron (Socket 940) motherboards with support for all currently available Opteron processors. Neither board will support Athlon 64 FX processors due to the lack of multiple HyperTransport links in the processor. Only registered DDR memory is supported on both boards but you should be able to install any such memory operating from PC2100 to PC3200 speeds. Both boards will support up to 16GB of memory using 2GB modules in each of the eight memory slots."
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( Permalink: Opteron Workstation Boards Reviewed      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Xandros 2.0 Business Edition
"Here are my first impressions. The setup is straight-forward and simple--even an MCSE can figure it out. I choose the complete setup, so more applications were installed than are installed with the default setup, but not that many more. The default setup is quite complete in its own right."
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( Permalink: Xandros 2.0 Business Edition      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Linux Kernel Comparison: 2.6.4 vs. 2.4.25
"The 2.6 series has been available for awhile now but the development has been going at a very rapid pace. It seemed everytime I'd be half-way through my benchmarks, a new version would be released. In a desire to stay as current as possible, I held off until now. We'll be taking a look at versions 2.6.4 and 2.4.25 in a variety of benchmarks; both server and workstation-oriented."
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( Permalink: Linux Kernel Comparison: 2.6.4 vs. 2.4.25      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Profiling programs using gprof
"The source code has to be compiled with the -pg option ( also with -g if you want line-by-line profiling ). If the number of lines in the Make file is small you can append these options to each compilation command. However if the number of compilation commands is large then you can define/redefine the CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS parameter in the makefile and add this to every compilation command in the makefile. I will demonstrate the use of gprof using the gnu make utility."
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( Permalink: Profiling programs using gprof      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 4, 2004 )

Implement Bayesian inference using PHP, Part 1
This article discusses how Bayesian inference can be used to build an online PHP-based wizard that guides a user through the process making a medical diagnosis. This three-part series features interesting applications designed to help you appreciate the power and potential of Bayesian inference concepts.

( Permalink: Implement Bayesian inference using PHP, Part 1      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

The Omega Stone
"The Omega Stone features a Myst-like interface in which you click where you want to go, with the ability to scan 360 degrees around you at each point in your journey. You simply click on objects to examine and take them, and in certain places you can interact with your environment to perform tasks ranging from blowing a hole in the ground to opening a door. "
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( Permalink: The Omega Stone      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

Harman Kardon Soundsticks II
"That having been said, part of me also admires the simplicity and “plug and play” nature of the Soundsticks. They are lighter on their feet, both sonically and, well, literally. They have a nice clean, articulate, crisp, agile sound and an honest and true midrange and high frequency band. They don’t offer the thunderous bass of the Genesis system, but they leave you about $156,557 richer. And I mean, if you want to get petty, I suppose that does count for something."
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( Permalink: Harman Kardon Soundsticks II      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

Playing for Keeps
"Advising those who want to develop yet another flavor of NetHack or a patch, Slash'EM's Cheung suggests, "Start with a small modification, then work out all the ramifications. It's amazing how everything in NetHack can interact, and the player can do almost any action with any object. So one simple addition can lead to many more ideas that are interconnected. NetHack is an amazingly complex program, and small changes can have far-reaching, unexpected effects.""
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( Permalink: Playing for Keeps      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

Linux on the PS2
"Here we look at the Sony PlayStation(TM) 2 and add-ons that make it into a Linux computer. The hacking is already done; this is a full commercial product with both software and hardware. This is Linux though, and so to get it how you like it you'll need to do a little hacking of your own."
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( Permalink: Linux on the PS2      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

Programming with Qt, Part 2
"The most important direct descendant of Qt is the QObject class. This common base class provides the necessary infrastructure for Qt's language extensions. By inheriting from QObject it's possible for custom objects to integrate seamlessly with Qt's object model. We'll investigate how that's achieved below."
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( Permalink: Programming with Qt, Part 2      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 3, 2004 )

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