Kategorie: Software

03.02.10

Browsershots-Fabriken

Link: http://browsershots.org/

Ich hatte vor geraumer Zeit schon einmal auf BrowserShots verwiesen und bin vor kurzem wieder darauf gestoßen.

Dabei fiel mir dann auf, dass die Screenshots der Webseiten dort von Freiwilligen erstellt werden: der Hauptserver nimmt die Anfragen entgegen und verteilt sie an die einzelnen Factories/Fabriken. Auch der Code der Server und Factories scheint komplett offen zu liegen.

Also musste ich natürlich auch ein paar Fabriken auf meinem Server einrichten.

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30.09.09

POPFile

Link: http://getpopfile.org/

POPFile lets you easily handle your POP/IMAP email incoming folders and filters your mails into "buckets".

It allows more than the usual "spam" / "ham" buckets - you can use it to filter by language, too.

I have quite a special email setup, and it says currently:

Messages classified:   108,230
Classification errors: 2,948
Accuracy:              97.27% 

My buckets are: b2evo, backscatter, bugs, jedit, logspam, newsletter, personal, server, spam, traffic-watch, ubuntu, ubuntu-ack

Training messages into new buckets is as easy as moving them into another folder, when using IMAP - the POPFile process will recognize the movement and re-train this message.

If you're still using POP3, POPFile is a nice application anyway (it can be used as a proxy), but please consider switching to IMAP for your own sake.

28.04.09

OpenSource is distracting

Having the possibility to report bugs against tools and applications you are using to report bugs in other applications can lead to a whole stack of browser windows, things and stuff being open.

Especially if there are bugs in the application to report the oh-no-it's-starting-to-recurse bug report (Yes, I'm looking at you, Launchpad).

26.03.09

Vimperator

Link: http://vimperator.org/trac/wiki/Vimperator

Vimperator is a great Firefox addon, which adds Vim-Power to Firefox.

It's a Firefox plugin only, but makes it behave a lot differently - adding vim commands to it. This is not meant for the casual user, but somebody who enjoys Vim, will probably enjoy Firefox a lot more when using this plugin.

Favorite commands include ":hardcopy" for the print dialog or the navigation in general.

If you test want to test it, please start with using the 2.0 betas, which are stable already and provide a lot of improvements since 1.2 (current stable).

I've even written my own command already, which allows me to easily switch between development and live server.

After all, it's really powerful and lets you avoid using the mouse even during surfing.. ^^

The help/tutorial is always available with ":help" - and you can still use the mouse (and normal shortkeys, if you use bypass mode (Ctrl-Z / Ctrl-Y), so there's no real excuse after all.. ;)

Update: Vimperator is available in Debian/Ubuntu as "iceweasel-vimperator", although currently only as 1.2-1 - while a few days ago 2.0 has been released and provides a lot of improvements and fixes.
As great as the Debian/Ubuntu package archive is, for plugins like the ones used with Firefox, I prefer the official repositories to (automatically) get any updates.

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