Thursday, May 31, 2007

Offline GMail?

With today's announcement of Google Gears - "an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline" - I'd like to make a somewhat obvious prediction that GMail will feature a disconnected mode within, say, 2 years.

It looks like Google is seriously entering the desktop space.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Linux pids wrapping

I have this old "ps waux" textdump:

Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
23:29:59 up 9:35, 22 users, load average: 3.47, 1.13, 0.44
clarence 32522 0.0 0.7 4516 1616 pts/18 Ss 22:33 0:00 /bin/bash
clarence 32544 0.0 1.3 9100 2992 pts/18 T 22:34 0:01 vim
clarence 729 0.9 6.0 36360 13516 ? S 23:27 0:01 konsole [kdeinit]
clarence 730 0.0 0.6 4516 1508 pts/19 Ss 23:27 0:00 /bin/bash

I still cannot figure out how I managed to do that. As far as I can see, I was only using Writer, viewing webpages and had compiled KDE4 earlier in the day. The machine had not even been up for 10hrs.

Mimetypes not working for you in KDE4?

If KDE4 mimetypes aren't working, type "kbuildsycoca4" instead of "kbuildsycoca". I believe this change allows for KDE3 and KDE4 apps to coexist. I thought I'd share this since it took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to figure it out :)

I also recall someone saying that the "shared-mime-info" package had to be a certain version. So I found a Fedora RPM for 0.17 and upgraded to that (I know that RPM is old but it was the only one I could find quickly). Not sure if it was required though.