I nice piece of software that I haven’t come across before is Synergy, which is I guess acts as a virtual KVM for two or more computers. Swapping control between the computers (Windows, Linux, various Un*xes and Mac OS X) is as easy as moving your mouse to the edge of the screen onto the other one. And it supports full cut and paste between the two computers. And its free.

Imagination – Just an Illusion

Imagination - Just an Illusion

Searching for a destiny that’s mine
There’s another place another time
Touching many hearts along the way
Hoping that I’ll never have to say

It’s just an illusion

Follow your emotion anywhere
Is it really magic in the air
Never let your feeling get you down
Open your eyes and look around

It’s just an illusion

Could it be that it’s just an illusion
Putting me back in all this confusion
Could it be that it’s just an illusion

Could it be a picture in my mind
Never sure exactly what I’ll find
Only in my dreams I turn you on
Here for just a moment then you’re gone

Could it be that it’s just an illusion
Putting me back in all this confusion
Could it be that it’s just an illusion

Dungeons and Dragons Turns 30

Its seems like an eternity ago that I used to huddle in one the art classrooms that our art teacher Mr Dawson used to let us play Dungeons and Dragons and other role playing games during our lunch break with other nerdy pals of mine. Alas I gave up on it by part of the way through year 8, but my other friends carried on, making their way into magic cards, RPG conventions and live role playing. Even though it was a small part of me growing up (I never really quite got the grasp of it due to the fact that I never owned any D&D books and some other unnamed people deemed not smart enough to figure out the rules, so they just didn’t tell me squat at all), it is something that I look back fondly on.

Anyway, Happy 30th Birthday Dungeons and Dragons. I roll my 20 sided die in your honour 😀

RPM Packaging

I’ve been occasionally making RPM packages, but I’ve only really followed the method of packaging stuff that came from a tar-ball that needed compiling. Yesterday at work I needed to package a static-binary for some hardware infomation gathering program we use here, and for the life of me I couldn’t find any documentation on how to do it easily for such files. All the howto’s (and even the bloody book I spent all my cash on) didn’t seem to be dispensing much wisdom on it.

After digging through some of Dag Wieers .spec files, I managed to find that using install to install the files from $RPM_BUILD_DIR to $RPM_BUILD_ROOT in the %install stanza of the spec file seems to be the goods (well atleast on my laptop running FC1).


I finally got around to setting up Hylafax on my server at home the other day so that we don’t keep wasting paper with all these darn fax mailing lists that Dad’s fax number seems to be stuck on. I couldn’t figure out why the bloody thing wasn’t answering, so I decided to RTFM. Looks like faxgetty wasn’t running. Once I spawned that, I needed to add it in /etc/inittab like this:

t2:23:respawn:/usr/local/sbin/faxgetty ttyS1

ttyS1 is the second serial port.

Panic Zone 3

Should be a fun night electro. Rozie and I went to the last one down at Candy’s Apartment and it was rockin’, and I’m sure this’ll be no different.

Panic Zone Part 3

Date: Fri 13th Aug, 2004
Time: 10:00 pm
Venue: SUZY Qs – Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
City: Sydney
Cost: $10.00

Old school Electro to the latest.
No fashion wank music.
Music from the past for the future.


Live Acts:
The Sentinel will be playing tracks from his upcoming release on Southern Outpost. The Sentinel is….P…… H.. from 2SER’s Dark Energy.

Tickets available from:
On the door.

Panic Zone 3 Flyer

GNOME 2.7.x

Dopplereffekt running GNOME 2.7.x
I updated to GNOME 2.7.x last night from Nyquist’s RPM repository, prompted by PhotoMatt’s post on GNOME 2.8. I’m also using jdub’s Indubstrial theme, which has been “suggested” to be the standard theme for GNOME 2.8. Also running is RealPlayer 10 streaming C-B-S. So far it seems to be very stable. Actually the most stable I’ve ever seen GNOME (not to say that it hasn’t been stable for a while). But considering that the PC that its running on has a PIII 733Mhz CPU, I’m pretty impressed.