Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Beer Machine

In the future, homes will come complete with a beer machine.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Icedove versus Google Desktop Linux

In my continued battle with Google Desktop Linux vs Icedove (unbranded Debian Thunderbird) I noticed the following on the Icedove error console when GDL causes Icedove to go for a 100% cpu binge:

Error: [Exception... "'Failure' when calling method: [gIMsgFolder::GetMessageHeader]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "" data: no]

*sigh* This can't be good...

pear install MDB2_Driver_oci8

Note if you see the following error:

Warning: MDB2::include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening
'MDB2/Driver/oci8.php' for inclusion

The answer is:

pear install MDB2_Driver_oci8

The six bit wooden adder

Wow... made by Matthias Wandel at

Chain Mail is the new Black

Who needs asbestos underwear when you've got chain mail? Now, can this be a tax-deductible business expense? Hmm...

Where's my Horse?

Letsee here, no posts since May. Summer's been like that this year. Combine a month off (June) and preparing for that (May) and recovering from that (hasn't finished yet). Ahhh... no wonder its felt like I've been extra busy lately.

In other news, I've found that Google Desktop for Linux (GDL) came out while I was busy with the above. Its a mix of absolutely awesome and frustrating at the same time.

The best part is that they have a real Debian repository for GDL. Wow I wish more projects would do this.

The currently frustrating part is that using Icedove 2.0 (Debian's unbranded Thunderbird), the GDL Extension is included, however, it only indexes a fraction of my massive mail store (it thinks it has indexed 15,209 messages). Missing mail isn't the frustrating part: its the fact it pegs one core at 100% while it does this, and makes Icedove really slow.

So close... ;)