Snipsnap offered multiple look and feels and for the advanced CSS coder, offered many opportunities to manage itl. My changes were relatively simple. In fact it might have been Snipsnap that took me to Blue Robot which influenced me a lot.
Green Robot Theme
On the previous bliki, implemented in Snipsnap, I implemented a Green Robot Theme. This was based on Blue Robot, which rather inspired me as you can see if you read the code and comments of what remains of my static site.
This is documented on the Snipsnap wiki at
I should also capture some comments on the CSS used by Snipsnap, it is/was a good looking blog in my opinion.
It used Georgia as a serif font, and Verdana as the sans-serif font. It’s basic content was san-serif , and the blog headings and dates used the Georgia font. The full css can be found on the snipsnap site.
The picture above suggests that when the blog comes across, some of the articles there, will document the progress and discoveries made as at the time, which it seems was 2006. It’s getting to be a long time ago.
How many Dave’s does it take to change a light bulb? It depends where. We have some down lighters in one of the bathrooms, and they have damp proof enclosures.
Here you can see the internal and external enclosures.
And here you can see the lamp’s attatchment to the lower collar. The spring is quite stiff so the lower plate needs to be pulled and the upper collar needs to be held so that the spring releases the lower collar.
You can’t give away what you don’t own, and it seems you need to assert ownership of pictures. The way to do that is via image meta data, known as EXIF.
I plan to use reveal.app on MacOS X 10.5, which has its home here.
Many of my snipsnap wiki articles are about Neverwinter Nights and refer to the author’s community site. I am copying them across to this wiki. The Bioware community forums were hacked in June 2011 and they did not put them back or preserve the permalinks. I have left the links in the articles, which means they are broken. Sorry!
Checking out another Dell for a friend.
I want a laptop and docking bay.
If a Dell, it needs to be a Latitude, they’re the only machines they ship with the old fashioned docking bay interface. We don’t want to connect a screen using USB and we want the machine to be closed while using the desktop periherals.
It also needs the O/S version upgraded to 64 bit. It comes without MS Office, soi this’ll need to be added. Wonder if the still do educational discounts, looks like not, since Office 365 seems about the same price.
Maybe the docking station isn’t worth it. Get a cheaper laptop, with a screen port, and buy a new screen with a newer interface standard.
How big is it, how much does it weigh?
Do Laptop Power sell docking stations?
Someone’s finally done it, Baldur’s Gate, presumably the original saga, rendered in the NWN2 game engine, known as Baldur’s Gate Reloaded. This was originally pointed out to me by Berliand. This article hosts a video trailer and comments on the acquisition and installation process. Continue reading “Baldur’s Gate Reloaded”
The RSS buttons are much harder to find in the new look Flickr. Continue reading “Flickr and RSS”
With Office 2010, the location of the “My Templates” folder for Excel is managed using Word’s Options dialogue box, and it seems that you can no longer specify a search path, solely one folder.
What Microsoft say at answers.microsoft.com!
I need to upgrade the Mac. The O/S version is getting a bit long in the tooth. I have V10.5, Leopard, I need to get to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Here are my notes and links.
This article, How to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard makes it seem easy, and here’s the companion article about preparing for the upgrade.
Snow Leopard is the version with the distributed upgrader, and so Snow Leopard has to be bought and installed from DVD.
Here is a web version of the man page.
Obviously, I need to back up the hard disk, and have used Time Machine. I am a bit worried since I do not know how to recover stuff using the UNIX utilities from a Time Machine Archive.
The biggest augmentation I have on the Mac is macports, I still have Porticus installed but have pretty much given up on it and use the command line. The Porticus site states it is not 10.7 or Macports 2.0 compliant and points at Pallet, an ‘official’ GUI. The macports site has a Guide.
I know that I have used macports, port command to update WINE, and have used WINE to install NWN.
I have upgraded macports and it’s managed objects
$ port -v selfupdate ; port -v upgrade
Liferay is an open source, free portal server written in Java.
They have a Quick Start page which illustrates a 4 step how to get started process. Liferay comes bundled with a private copy of its web container, and with tomcat binds to localhost:8080.
- I have changed the AWS firewall rules to permit it to work.
- I have amended the user list, and changed the passwords
- I have uploaded a picture of myself for my profile
I need to
- Install SysV init scripts
- Work out how to use apache as a proxy
- Change to MySQL
- Work out how to make it work
Container Version Control
The 6.0.6 version has a .war only at Source Forge. I have downloaded this to the VM. I plan to use it to install Liferay in a version of tomcat maintained by Ubuntu’s apt-get.