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[ In reference to "A Quick-Fire chroot Environment" in LG#167 ]

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Sun, 4 Oct 2009 15:56:58 +0100

'as the "fortune" program says, "The best book on programming for the layman is Alice in Wonderland; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman."'

I think I laughed harder than I usually would have at this, because I'd recently read a linguistics paper (http://www.kwartjez.amu.edu.pl/Krazynska,%20Sloboda.pdf) whose 'Further Reading' section contained, sandwiched between various works about proto-Indo-European, a pointer to a translation of this very book. It also happens that when asked by a friend if it were possible to get old books in Polish and English text, and English audio, to be the only book I could find legally in all three forms.

Curiouser and curiouser.


[ In reference to "Coding a Simple Packet Sniffer " in LG#128 ]

Aisha S. Azim [aisha.s.azim at gmail.com]

Tue, 6 Oct 2009 19:55:19 +0800

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Aisha S. Azim <aisha.s.azim@gmail.com>wrote:


This tutorial is great, and so is sniffex.c. EXCEPT, it doesn't print the payloads of packets when using UDP. Why ever not? It'll print out packet number, source/destination, protocol, but never the hex/ascii payload and header of the packet itself. Help!

Thanks Aisha S. Azim


[ In reference to "The Unbearable Lightness of Desktops: IceWM and idesk" in LG#160 ]

mrfrank [czechfox at sbcglobal.net]

Sat, 03 Oct 2009 07:07:43 -0500

ATTN:Ben Okopnik

Just happened to run across the question in Linux Gazette Mar issue about idesk. Just so happens I finally got idesk up a couple hrs ago using your info at http://linuxgazette.net/160/okopnik.html then downloaded your idesk icon configurator. Small problem at this end.

Instead of showing icons, I get a series of 'Submit Query' in my browser. If I configure a link by clicking on one of the 'Submit Query's it makes my link just fine, even giving me the complete path to the .png file & the .png on the desktop link, even though the icon itself is no shown in browser.

This is a sample of the source code showing icon names;

<h3 style="background-color: blue; color: white; text-align: center">Click  
on an icon to create the IDesk link file</h3>
<input type="image" name="24x24/places/network-server.png"  
src="24x24/places/network-server.png" vspace="2" hspace="3" />
<input type="image" name="24x24/places/folder-saved-search.png"  
src="24x24/places/folder-saved-search.png" vspace="2" hspace="3" />
<input type="image" name="24x24/places/user-home.png"  
src="24x24/places/user-home.png" vspace="2" hspace="3" />
<input type="image" name="24x24/places/gnome-fs-trash-empty.png"  
src="24x24/places/gnome-fs-trash-empty.png" vspace="2" hspace="3" />
I'm running icewm on unbuntu 9.04. Browser is firefox 3.08. Also Opera, but Opera shows a rectangle with 'image' in it. If I copy the source and insert /home/xxxxxxx/.idesktop/builder/ into
<input type="image" name="24x24/places/user-home.png"  
src="24x24/places/user-home.png" vspace="2" hspace="3" />

so it looks like this:

<input type="image" name="24x24/places/user-home.png"  
vspace="2" hspace="3" />
the icon shows o.k. I don't know cgi, but I played around with idesk.cgi but can't figure out how to get the full path to the .png files to show in the html.

Any ideas how I can get the full path to show in the html?

Thank you.

later xxxxxxx

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Published in Issue 168 of Linux Gazette, November 2009