Issue 3

I even can't believe what I've found. :) While reading my Feed Reader a little article came up with this mysterious title "This is quite hillarious issue :)" - the more interesting thing is that I'm today updated my project's CVS to the latest revision. And my project is also on Googlecode, like this one in the blog post, so I'm visited the project's site. It's a thumbnail generator script. The more interesting thing - they have an open issue starred by 73 people:
The most kickass issue I've ever heard.

Kudos Received :)

Today while editing the opensuse wiki pages and hanging out on the forums I'm googled for my nick - ram88 -. The first match was my opensuse profile page. The following 3 was about my project yami. The 5th result was this: So, I have 1 Kudos! :)

Traffic Limit on Linux

On the Unix-like operating systems the user can choose from many advanced tools to control the network. My opinion is that these tools are too advanced (for an everyday user - no programmers, admins, hackers :) ) - so after some searching I've found a little script what can be easily modified and executed to limit the network speed.
Grab this script from Extract it, then with your favorite text editor open the script called wshaper. Intuitively, these lines:
are indicating the upload, download speed (in kilobits!), and the network interface. After modifying these parameters you need to comment out the following two lines:
echo Please read the documentation in 'README' first :-\)
by adding the # sign to the beginning of these lines. Save your script. Open the console window and navigate to the directory which contains the script wshaper, get root powers with
and execute the script:
sh wshaper

A little speedup.
Use command line for every action. Command line is x10 faster then any GUI application. It's easy to learn and use. Use the edit command for editing the wshaper script (assuming the you can navigate in console with cd command):
edit wshaper
. When the editor loads the script with arrow-keys navigate to the lines what you want to modify. Press A - now you can write into the text - and modify the values. To save, press the : key (SHIFT + ;) and type:
save wshaper
. Use the same commands to execute the script:
sh wshaper

Microsoft Songsmith

The pretty new Microsoft Songsmith and this advertisement really made my day.
OMG the guys in Redmond are really lacking of focus....

Sum of this video:
You can’t sing and we can’t program, we’re a match!

Forget to mention - the laptop on the first screen with the sexy sticker is an APPLE MACBOOK PRO! LOL Microsoft...


End of the 3. semester on my University. Now I'm concentrating to exams, and can't work enough with open-source, coding, Linux stuff (I never can code enough :))
In the last month I was 9th on the Top-Replies list of opensuse forums. Yey! The development of my database-viewer application YAMI is continuing, but I need more developers... and more time. :) I'm really proud to my friend kvar about his first open-source project. Continue your work with open-source stuff & "Have a lot of fun!" - openSuSE ;) I got a HTML & JavaScript book and a 2GB memory card for my mobile phone for Christmas from my girlfriend, cute isn't :)? (GEEK?!)
I hope my brain will be moved into /akoskm/stable after the exams. :)

About HOWTO's

As you can see a new label has been appeared on the side-bar, called HOWTOs. The users need it. When I'm finished with my first how-to on the next week I'm linked it in ~5 forum posts on KDE and openSUSE forums.
Users - came from Windows world - are opening posts about renaming, moving files and they are making longer thread then Fixing your Buggy DST code table. They aren't lames, but the words like permission, user, execute have no meaning in their world, they are calling these things like: ActiveX, I, double-click. I'm absolutely sure that an ordinary people (at least reading and writing skills) who uses computer for browsing the Internet can't figure out anything from manuals like this (part of man mv 1):

mv - move (rename) files


. Nobody can say me that working in Linux is hard. No it isn't... actually, my girlfriend (no programming skill, no PC using skill) is using openSuSE. And she is very happy with it. I'm explained a lot of things and now she is using her Laptop as a productive machine. HOWTOs are important, if you are new to Linux and want to learn how to live different, how to live in community, you need just once to read these tutorials after it's going like 1+1, and you'll have more fun!

Is this racism? LOL!

What can we read on opensuse forums while talking about web-browsers? Check out this browser-racist site: Internet Explorer is EVIL! .
Have a lot of fun!
Do not forget to look at:
STUPID WEB PAGES and Wacky Windows Errors - this one really made my day. :)

The newest member of our family

After long time hacking & cracking m$ software and writing closed-source applications my friend: created his first open-source project under the name MicroLogger. 3x Hooray and Good Luck to the development! :)

Laptop extra keys - HOWTO

If you are using laptop your Fn or other extra-function keys are configured automatically. But! If they aren't, then the configuration can became a nightmare where you - the user - want to find out 10 bit hex BIOS interruption codes with blindfolded eyes. Grrr....

Recommended hardware:
At least 1 laptop with broken function keys.
Recommended Software:
keytouch - It's available from packman repositories, however if you aren't rpm friendly, compile it ;). If you have broken Volume +/- key, there is no need for KMix or other plugins in Keytouch. Amixer will do the work for you.

Start keytouch, and go to the Keyboard screen.

If you can find your laptop model then it would be good idea to select that one, otherwise select some laptop model with Fn keys - Easy to find out, just google for the laptop name. HP worked for me, see the screenshot. So at the Keyboard screen hit the Change button. You'll get a dialog, like this one:

Select one keyboard model and hit OK. After you'll get back the starting screen. Click to Apply, and test your keyboard.

Configuration in Sax2:

Here I'm selected a generic keyboard, because with some laptop keyboard models - Thinkpads, Toshiba Satellite, etc. you common function keys like NumLock, CapsLock won't work.
Good luck!