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Internet Explorer blues

Just build a new theme with zen. It all went smooth. But being more a techy then a designer I only tested with FireFox, Gnome Web Browser (Gecko 1.8), Opera, Safari and forgot IE 6 which I have through ie4linux. Guess what ... it broke with IE 6.

Yes I know ... IE is out there for real so you better test. But it is a drag for sure. The designer uses IE 7 where it looks ok. So maybe in the near future we are saved a drag or two :-)

- IE is out there:

ppm to pdf

ppm stands for Portable Pixmap among others like Page Per Minute or Perl Package Manager or ... But I need a pdf from some scanned images. Some searching through Synaptic Package Manager on keys like 2pdf and todpf Unfortunately gscan2pdf has a GUI but it works. So fireup gscan2pdf, add some images, and click the 'pdf' button.

free form:

scanimage to the rescue

As I have an old CanoScan LiDE 30 and troubles under Ubuntu with SANE I have to use scanimage. It is know as as

scanimage --help
-- last line --

To scan a A4 which is the standard paper size over here is need to use

scanimage -l 0 -t 0 -x 215 -y 297 --resolution 150 > myimage.ppm

gives file size of 6 MB

Problem's I have so far is in the output size of the above line. The mode defaults to color so the scans are huge.

scanimage -l 0 -t 0 -x 215 -y 297 --resolution 150 --mode Lineart > myimage.ppm

free form:


It's often a drag to know all these command line utilities and their switches. So in this book I collect these pain in the but commands.

Handy sites

This will be more like a note page ... so please excuse me ;-)

Is this handier than google?

My getting started with Drupal

When I want to install a new site on my laptop I do the following

free form:

Some feedback from chx over IRC

Talking with chx on IRC regarding the issue => Updates run in unpredictable order => Drupal, update system, normal, active, 3 IRC mentions

chx has written some testing on DFS in the drupal sandbox. The nice answer "noone stops you from taking the weights.php from my sandbox and run with it." and these comforting words I guess I have to 'go for it'.

But I first needs some 'steps to reproduce' the issue.

- paragraph 'Topological Sorting'

First (baby) steps with Flash / ActionScript

I want to build some flash games. Just for fun? Yes and no.

Yes because it's fun to learn ActionScript. No because I hope to make money some day.

Some pointers for my system setting which is linux
- ActionScript Language Reference
- a swf compiler and more
- swftools

My first trials ended with a moving square rotating on click ... not very ... but I have some idea how it works.

How should a blog post look like?

Just writing a blog post is not enough. Reviewing my own posts I noted that there are some 'real' blog posts and some more 'article' or 'book page' like posts.

The length of the post are way to short. Most are more a personal note then something others would like to read.

I guess I should make more differentiation between my posts. Either by creating node types or a category. I opt for the first one. This way the blogs become personal again?

Hope this helps to organise my own brain.


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