The Linux Page

Help other users realize that everything is possible, especially avoiding Windows for their own personal use.

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Fox Trot by Bill Amend. Click to enlarge.
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This site is a collection of my own work with Linux. Certain things are easy, others take time to decipher and if I ever need to repeat the work (which usually happens!), then I need to remember everything by memory or... have a site with all the steps taken and to take again.

The following are my most recent posts:

void Image::DrawCircle(float x, float y, float radius)
{
// TODO: add tests to prevent computing all the points for nothing
// (i.e.

// slow integer factorial function
int factorial(int n)
{
int r = 1;
while(n > 1) {
r *= n;
--n;
}
return r;
}

I have been wondering, for a while, how the triggers where generated in Drupal. I know that one can catch a message by writing a hook function and you have hundreds of those available. However, how are the triggers working?!

The fact is that triggers require you to write a function. The Core Trigger module has a set of specialized functions for the Core modules and it is limited to that. In other words, you cannot expect new modules to simply define an array and get the triggers to work (I was really wondering how could that really work?!)

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// cool highlighting!
$f = fopen(source, "rb");
while(!eof($f)) {
$s = fgets($f);
$h = parse($s);
echo $h;
}
fclose($f)

Today I finally solved a problem that was bothering me for a while. A Drupal site I installed for a friend of mine would not accept the Clean URL set. This is when the URL does not need to include the rather ugly ?q=<path>.

The more I was looking into it and the more it looked like the problem was coming from the Apache installation.

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I guess I liked Netscape just way too much... I used Mozilla after Netscape went down and bust, then I continued with SeaMonkey 1.x and now I just finished installing SeaMonkey 2.0.

There are features in this system that are just better than in FireFox. However, SeaMonkey 2.0 is a re-sync. with FireFox 3.x. In other words, this is very similar to FireFox, with the correct display features of the HTML code. But it keeps the menu, preferences and look in general of SeaMonkey. (although the fonts have changed... I'll have to get used to those!?)

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Ada variables are complex objects. When developing a compiler, you must definitively take that in account. You have several sides to your variables: one you need to be able to handle dynamic variables since the compiler will have to be capable of doing all the operations on all the constant variables just as if you were executing your program and it has to handle all the tests necessary to ensure integrity.

So... we need a library that can handle integers, a library to handle floating points, a library to handle arrays, etc.

Today, I had to fix an installation of MySQL.

There were several problems, and I finally got it to work. Somehow, I had to run some commands manually to cleanly shutdown the cluster server and then re-run the configuration script with dpkg:

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Today, as I was working with Coverity, I got this one message...

Negative constant passed to a negative sink.

Although I understood the meaning, I thought that this message was very confusing, How about:

Unexpected negative value in parameter #<position>

title 1

Test A

title 2

Testing B

title 3

Weird format

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