Its been just over a month since I past my LPIC1 level 1 exam and in that time I have been reading (on the train) "Wolves of the Calla" Steven Kings fifth book in the "Dark tower" series.
It certainly does not disappoint, I was hooked from beginning to end, only pausing to note the references to Star Wars, harry Potter and ahem Steven King.
As with the previous books I really can say nothing about the plot without ruining it :( suffice to say this is one of the best "Dark Tower" books so far, only two more to go !
But before I get on to book six I think I will take a break from fiction .....
I watched a gift from my brother "Alien vs Predator", I had read all the books some years ago and was looking forward to it.
The main plot was not bad at all, but somethings were just plain wrong VERY wrong !
Like the gestation period of the chest bursters, less than 10 minutes ?! and I thought predators only hunted on the hottest days of the year yet there are in Antarctica !?
Bottom line not bad watch if you are a fan, reasonable entertainment, DVD extras extensive but overall boring, hardly any deleted scenes.
I am still bemused that my CyMotion page is the current authority if you search on Google, so it should come as no surprise that people now send my queries questions and even information about the latest patches.
If you want to use the CyMotion on a 126.96.36.199 kernel I am reliably informed that the patch you require is http://www.hexten.net/sw/cymotion/cymotion-188.8.131.52.patch from hexten.net In other news, I have started playing Halo2 again, this was after two month respite, and now I suck !
I quite enjoyed the original Resident Evil movie so I jumped at the chance to see the second one Resident Evil:Apocalypse, I was sorely disappointed.
Not bad special effects interesting story but bad acting and the way it hung together made it almost unwatchable AVOID IT like the plague !
Oh, and I am now a year older !
The GameCube is dying, neither HMV or Vigin have been stocking its games for a while and now Game have stopped, I went to buy maybe my last GameCube game ever the long awaited Pikmin2.
I was surprised to find the Original cost 38 which is almost twice that most GC games are running at so I paid the same as Metroid Prime Echos and got it second had for 29.99
Not sure when I will play it, I just needed to make sure I did not miss out as I did with so many Dreamcast games when that died.
some time ago I really got into the mode of getting my Linux system to talk and eventually be spoken too.
I used Festival but although this produced nice result its was to slow for real time, I set it up and recorded some nice error messages that KDE would play to me and never got anywhere with speech recognition.
That was last install with my current setup all I had to do was
apt-get install flite
flite -t "hello"
to get my computer say hello.
flite is a cut down version of the speech research project Festival and CAN be used for real time speech.
It has the disadvantage of a lack of ready to run voices, and I am not sure if I want to put the time into trying to convert nicer ones :(
I am starting to get the hang of bash shell scripts, which is weird because I wrote a ton on Unix scripts in my college years.
I wrote one to add all the errors and ommisions I found in the LPIC level 1 book and I also wrote one that builds the pages for the new (not so secret) website [coming soon]
Warning ! I may be older soon !
The answer is easy when you click on the auto submit button it tries to execute the submit function of the form (normally perfectly sensible thing to do) but the forms named member "submit" is actually the submit button !!
Just rename the submit button to anything else and it works fine !
It seems stupidly simple to figure out but the following code wound me up for some time.
Why was the autosubmit button not working ? (answer tomorrow)
<input type=text name=text value=text>
<input type=submit name=submit value="Normal Submit">
<input type=button name=autosubmit value="Auto Submit" onClick="this.form.submit();">
I wrote a quick script which allows me to log the errors I found in the Exam Cram LPIC 1 book, the interesting part is ...
find entries/ -printf "%f\n" | grep -v entries | sort -n | tail -n 1 can you work out what it does ?
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