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entries from July 2006

2006-07-20 22:34:52 +0200
it's summer. finally. it's hot & I'm sweating but I'm not gonna complain (like most people do) because I really like this summer after months of pre-winter, winter, & post-winter. the only minor annoyance is that I have to put the chocolate in the fridge because it's almost melting on my desk ;-) update: one day later: rain is beating horizontally against the windows; hail can be seen too inbetween ... a typical summer thunderstorm.
after the thunderstorm the temperature dropped from 31°C to 20°C. hm. — 2006-07-21
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2006-07-11 22:50:22 +0200
if you want to know what garfield thinks about gravity (& this cartoon made my day yesterday) look here.
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2006-07-11 18:25:23 +0200
use the source, luke^w/me
once in a while (i.e. twice a year) I want to print out a mail (usually confirmations from flight tickets or stuff like that); up to now muttprint did a great job. not today: the result was some illegible resized-image-like sheet of paper. fiddling around with options, reading stuff didn't help for some time. until I detected the following line in muttprint's source code:
if ($Config{PRINT_COMMAND} eq "CUPS") {
it's there in muttprint --help (& in the identical manpage) too:
CUPS support is turned on by "CUPS" (or set it to any command
which containes the string "$CUPS_OPTIONS").
well that's it: setting PRINT_COMMAND="CUPS" in ~/.muttprintrc does the job. & no, I don't really understand it; & I think the problem was not on muttprint's end but somewhere in CUPS' depths ...
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2006-07-07 14:58:23 +0200
40 -> 32
beginning with 2006-07-01 I have reduced my weekly working hours from 40 to 32; at my own request.
so today was my first free friday — & I enjoyed the possibility to sleep extensively ;-) on other news: jabref has entered the Debian archive. yeah! update: today mailtextbody — the last pending package — has entered the Debian archive. yeah again! — 2006-07-08
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2006-07-02 21:48:37 +0200
sound in flash
sometimes it's really simple. — in this case the objective was to enable sound in flash (in firefox). the solution was:
$ cat ~/.mozilla/firefox/rc 
you may also want to read /usr/share/doc/firefox/NEWS.Debian.gz and /usr/share/doc/firefox/README.Debian.
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