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Kontact / Korganizer Bug: Reoccuring Events Get Deleted

Today I encountered and diagnosed a bug, confirmed as 136221, a bug in a Kontact Summary widget which displays upcoming events. Apparently it mishandles events that reoccur, and actually saves the error in the file, ruining the event data.

A patch exists, and is included in KDE 3.5.6. The patch works with 3.5.5, and can be compiled into Kontact on Debian Etch. I am currently in the process of doing so, and will post the exact process and resulting binaries as soon as I confirm that they work.

Update: fix works perfectly. Details on this page.

9 Free MP3, Paid for by the Hillary Clinton Exploratory Committee

Senator Clinton has released a Campaign Song Poll on her web site.

There are 9 songs to choose from, and each can be sampled from the Flash applet on the page.

Also, each can be downloaded. Clicking the song will download the corresponding mp3 file to your browser cache. You can either extract it from there, or use this list, hc.txt.

Download that, and run wget -i hc.txt. Wget will download all 9 files.

WHILE THE MULTIMEDIA CONTENT WAS, THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT PAID FOR BY THE HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE.

xkcd

I recently found xkcd, a web comic for nerds.

I was reading the though the archives, about 100 comics or so. Then my cursor accidentally moved over the comic. An html attribute, title, was used on the comic images, with a bit of description not shown elseware on the comic web page.

So now I will have to re-read each comic.

Full Halt of IBM 300XL Machine

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (”Etch”), Kernel: 2.6.18-i686

Problem: commands poweroff and halt are unable to fully turn off computer. System shutdown to the point of issuing a “System halted” message.

Solution: install the 2.6.18-i386 kernel. This is odd considering the computer features a Pentium II processor, which is technically supported by i686 kernels. But it isn’t. i386 works. Use it.

Also see related: IBM Personal Computer (PC) 300XL and IBM 300XL Acquired.