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New Releases
Date: 22/12/2003
I've posted a new release of i.Ftp on both Win32 and Linux platforms. Also I've updated the source release of i.Ftp if anyone wants to have a look.

Speaking of source, I've released v1.97 of Lgi; my cross platform GUI library. This is a accumulation of bug fixes, more on the Linux side of things but some win32 fixes as well. There are some important optimizations as well in the storage libraries.
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Email Client Authors
Date: 18/12/2003
Hehehe: You must be "this tall" to touch the mailer

PS: I qualify ;)
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My Linux File Manager
Date: 18/12/2003
I've been working on a unreleased file manager for Linux the last month or so and I just got the "Network Neighbourhood" feature working via Samba. It lists all the machines on the network and then lets you browse the shares. Finally you can mount the shared drives using smbmount and browse through them all in the tree view alongside normal folders. Sweet!

Now it's should be much easier to interoperate with the rest of the network. Lalala.

It's still way alpha... and you need to set some things up as root first... but it's getting there.

Update: Heres some screenshots for you:
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Broadband in .AU
Date: 14/12/2003
I was mere days away from clicking the buy link when Telstra announced their new cable plan for 10gb/mth for $70. Which completely changes the broadband landscape in Australia.

So now Optus like the lackeys they are have followed and bumped all their data rates. So my plan has jumped from 550mb to 3gb for the same money. Well at least until March when they announce the "real" plans. Wait and see I guess.

At least I'll be able to download Linux ISO's again as of 1/1/2004. :D

Update: They moved it forward to this month! I've got some Gentoo Live CD ISO's waiting for me at home :D I HAVE BANDWIDTH AGAIN! RAARGH!
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Box Rebuild
Date: 12/12/2003
Well after the disk crash I got donated a new Seagate drive (yay! Thank you.) and I've reinstalled Win2k, Office, Visual C++ and some utilies, but it's taken most of the day. And wouldn't ya know it, to install 2k you have to be running windows. And well all I had on the new disk was the Win98 system files (ala c:> sys d:) and so I had to install '98 just to be able to RUN the 2k setup. Bah!

So by Monday I'll be productive again I hope. There is still a zillion more apps and OS's to install (yeah several Linux's) but the new disk is pretty quiet and cool. Both big plusses.
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2nd Hard Drive Gone
Date: 10/12/2003
Yep, I've lost 70gb (30+40) worth of hard disk in the last month.

I think I've saved everything important off the failed disk.. but now my machine is down to 13gb and Windows 98 + Gentoo. Ironically it's the oldest (6yrs) drive thats still going. The other 2 drives were both less than 2 years old. However still out of warentee of course, and the IBM drive was already a replacement for a failed disk. Not that I'd put an IBM drive into my machine these days even if they paid me.

Yeash!

Although I had my first positive Linux experience in months when I managed to move all the files around to get Word working again from Linux, as Win98 just hung badly with the failing drive powered up. Konqueror of all things has a "skip all" option when copying huge directories of files and some files are not readable. Plus it seemed less inclined to get stuck on bad sectors.

I managed to get enough things working to see us through the week with some judicious deleting and moving of files. I think I've got less than 100mb free on each partition (Windows + Linux). Although no compiler... that didn't fit, and my mail is stuck on the Linux partition, but thats alright... I can just use this ;)

It feels really old skool to be micro-managing space like this again, I vaguely remember the bad old days of never enough disk space. Even after years of always having free GB's on every partition.
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