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Migration to Foswiki

2015-10-18 by ColasNahaboo in Site - 0 Comments
At last, I found the motivation to work again on this site that I have left dormant since 2009. And I start with a long deserved migration of the engine from the old TWiki system to the superb Foswiki WIki engine. Just installing a new Foswiki, and copying the data seem to provide a working base, I ... read more ...

Irclogger 1.16b released

2014-12-08 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new minor version of Software.IrcLogger, 1.16b is out. * The case sensitive option was bugged. Found fixed by Christopher Foo * Searches are now timeouted, that is aborted if not done in 60 seconds. This timeout value is settable via the new variable search_timeout in irclogger.conf as a ... read more ...

Irclogger 1.16a released

2014-11-30 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new minor version of irclogger, 1.16a is out. It only fixes minor issues: * Fix provided by Christopher Foo, irclogger was confused when users typed a backslash at the end of a line * You can use space to separate words in the search now, not only ; Since the python code is not modified, you... read more ...

Irclogger 1.16 released

2010-04-29 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of Software.IrcLogger, 1.16 is out, to solve a problem that appear recently: On restarting after a disconnection Irclogger would connect then disconnect after some seconds repeatedly. This was due to a bigus log directory with a in its name that was created in response to some IRC se... read more ...

Irclogger 1.15a released

2009-03-14 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of Software.IrcLogger, 1.15a is out, to solve a minor irritating problem: In the html view, URLs in the IRC log text are detected and rendered as proper html links, but as legal characters in URLs include dots, comma, and parenthesis, it was often including the text punctuation after t... read more ...

Usability issues on a payment form

2009-03-03 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Usability, Web - 0 Comments
I know, I know, it is easy to nitpick on other people design, but this morning I tried to pay my phone bill online, and... failed. I had to retry many times, because I kept making mistakes on a simple, run of the mill form to enter my credit card data. I was dumbfounded. How can, in 2009, people man... read more ...

Irclogger 1.15 released

2009-02-17 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A new release of Software.IrcLogger to add the functionality to be able to connect to IRC servers protected by a password. No need to upgrade if you connect to password less servers. See Software.IrcLogger read more ...

Google is not only not evil, it is also human

2009-02-02 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Tech - 0 Comments
As most of you must know by now, Google http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/this site may harm your computer on.html suffered an outage on Jan 31, 2009 that was caused by a simple mistake: the search Goliath depended for its results on a small http://stopbadware.org/ David but didnt prope... read more ...

Irclogger 1.14f released

2009-02-01 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A bugfix release of Software.IrcLogger to fix style bugs in the search results found by Will Norris, and renaming the "twiki" syntax into a more implementation neutral "TML" (for Topic Markup Language) one. See Software.IrcLogger read more ...

Scansreader new page

2009-01-18 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Site, Software, Scansreader - 0 Comments
Scansreader is a small, fast and efficient linux comics book reader written in C. I have now migrated its home page on this site, from its legacy place. read more ...

Rsync-incr 1.7 released

2009-01-09 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Rsyncincr - 0 Comments
Rsync incr has been updated to version 1.7. It is a small bugfix version for a bug that could happen if you started it, and restarted another in the same minute. A minor fix, as this should not happen in normal use. Get the release on the Rsync incr page! read more ...

The rise of the Foswiki: behold Foswiki 1.0.0 !

2009-01-09 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
Today, we celebrate the first release of Foswiki. It is quite exhilarating, as since the TWiki community was kicked out brutally by the founder Peter Thoeny in Oct 2008, it has been an hectic ride to get this release out of the door. I must say that this experience has been quite enlightening for me... read more ...

Rsync-incr 1.6 released

2008-12-19 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Rsyncincr - 0 Comments
Rsync incr has been updated to version 1.6. New in this version: * old backup removal was not working if the destination was on NFS, fixed. Note that backuping to NFS is not a good idea as it is quite slower than local disks, this was why it was an untested case up to now. * new no option to ... read more ...

Tracking changes via RSS, GTD style

2008-12-08 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
This is the kind of hacks I really like doing: examining a problem and try to find a simple solution by reasoning by analogy with the real world. This time, it was how to help developers of foswiki to keep track of changes in twiki. The metaphor chosen was the GTD (Getting Things Done) method, with ... read more ...

Irclogger 1.14e

2008-11-08 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
A small enhancement: in the logs list, we only count actual text lines, no more control messages (the ones with "***" in the name field) See Software.IrcLogger Example. We were listing: * before: 2008 11 05, Wed (14 lines) * after: 2008 11 05, Wed (13 lines) For the logs below: http://colas.na... read more ...

TWiki forks

2008-10-28 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
Well, it has finally happened, the dual faced Janus what makes both the beauty of Open Source projects, and its Dark side, have come to visit the http://twiki.org twiki Project. The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forked Fork is here! Strangely this time, it is the project founder, Peter Thoeny... read more ...

What is good code?

2008-10-22 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Programming, Usability - 0 Comments
I stumbled upon the blog post "Is it important to write good code?" the other day, and became more and more ill at ease as I realized that I thought that I preferred the original code, that the author was trying to ridicule, over his new "improved" object oriented version. At first I guessed this wa... read more ...

A fix for scanbuttond crash

2008-10-17 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Linux, Software - 0 Comments
I use http://scanbuttond.sourceforge.net/ scanbuttond v0.2.3, a nice linux daemon to trigger actions (shell scripts) on presses on scanner buttons, but after a motherboard upgrade, if failed with a "Segmentation Violation". The fix was a single line patch, that you can see (and other details) at... read more ...

Irclogger 1.14d

2008-10-16 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
Just a mini release for Software.IrcLogger, tweaking a bit the interface in html view of the logs. read more ...

Irclogger 1.14c

2008-10-15 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
http://colas.nahaboo.net/Software/IrcLogger irclogger has a new release, that bring a feature requested for a long time: in the html view, have a mode to see only the lines containing an url. This mode is carried on when going to previous and next days. "Zooming" in on the line is done as usual by... read more ...

Rsync-incr new page, and version 1.5 released

2008-10-12 by ColasNahaboo in Site, Software, Rsyncincr - 0 Comments
Rsync incr is a linux wrapper shell (bash) script around rsync to perform automated, unattended, incremental, disk to disk backups, automatically removing old backups to make room for new ones. It produces standard mirror copies browsable and restorable without specific tools.I have been using it in... read more ...

Irclogger new page, and release 1.14b

2008-10-11 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Site, Software, Irclogger - 0 Comments
http://colas.nahaboo.net/Software/IrcLogger irclogger is a simple "bot", a program connecting as a client on IRC servers to provide a web log of what is said. It aims to provide a simple, fast, efficient and web compliant service. It is quite robust and mature, having be in daily heavy use for per... read more ...

Mercurial web templating

2008-10-09 by ColasNahaboo in Koala, Linux, Tech - 0 Comments
For some time now, I have seen the light and I switched to the new wave of the Distributed Source Control management systems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpnKHJAok8 Linus famous video of his Google talk decided me to try. I was a bit apprehensive at first, wary of engaging myself on a techno... read more ...

Windsurfing: back to the roots

2008-10-05 by ColasNahaboo in Koala - 0 Comments
I am an avid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsurfing windsurfer , or maybe I was. The sport is now mature (I have started in ... 1975), and have somewhat lost the excitement we enjoyed before as the state of the art was constantly progressing, but have stagnated for some years now. It even kind ... read more ...

The rebirth of this site

2008-04-04 by ColasNahaboo in Site - 0 Comments
At last, I decided myself to redo my old website, which was a collection of static html and was based on many of the various tools I made in these past years. As I grew in love with wikis over these years, the natural tought was just to do it in a Wiki, and naturally in the Wiki I like the most, TWi... read more ...

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