Submitted by lev_lafayette on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 01:33
Recently a staff member left the business for an extended holiday and beyond (congratulations). He was however the owner and moderator of almost fifty Mailman mailing lists. This would take "a while" if one had to change the ownerships manually on the Mailman web interface. Strangely, there seemed to no obvious command-line tool in the Mailman
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 23:41
The Drupal "Book" module is pretty awesome is you want to create structured content of any type which is very common. Removing or re-ordering a page from a book is pleasantly easy; simply select outline on the child-page and the options are there.
But what if you want to remove the top-level page from the book? Well, in what constitutes a slight failing of the Drupal module, the normal method simply isn't available, although there has been some valiant efforts to patch the problem.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:28
"Fastest Fourier Transform in the West" (FFTW) is a C subroutine library for computing the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) in one or more dimensions, of arbitrary input size, and of both real and complex data (as well as of even/odd data, i.e. the discrete cosine/sine transforms or DCT/DST).
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 04:21
It is not uncommon for front-end designers (the polite phrase to use when people say what a website should look like and don't doing any coding themselves) ask for a search box or similar elements to be located outside the standard blocks in Drupal. Without some background knowledge, this can be somewhat frustrating.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 00:23
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 00:24
VASP With Intel Compilers on 64-bit AMD Opteron Cluster CentOS Linux
Whilst the Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package is a popular scientific application among those who like to engage in such things previous comments relating to licensing and installation still largely apply. A new version of VASP has been released resulting in great rejoicing.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 05:12
Imagine you have a situation where you want to append Body content to a number of Drupal pages, according to content type.
e.g., to all "Stories" content add "Please contact Mr. Blah on 0400 123 123" at the end of the Body.
You don't want this as block either - it's the sort of thing that (for example) must be printed. It has to be appended in the 'Body' section of the node.
If this is a couple of pages perhaps you could just copy and paste. But for larger numbers this is not recommended. Imagine if you had to modify twenty nodes, or two thousand.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:58
Clients from Hell is a favourite place for web designers and developers to visit for laughter, or a relief from blood-curdling rage through affirmation. But every so often there is a comment from a supposedly frustrated designer or developer that makes one think that the comment is not so stupid.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 00:53
The role of President from September 2010 to September 2011 period was initially one of accident; in my role as Public Officer I attended the Annual General Meeting and left the evening as President of the association. Thrown into this somewhat unexpected role I set as a priority ensuring that we had speakers for our LUV-main and LUV-beginners events, which was achieved quite quickly. Previous experience on the committee indicated that there is nothing worse than a last-minute panic to find speaker.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 22:48
The GNU Debugger (GDB) is the standard debugger for the GNU software system. It is a portable debugger that runs on many Unix-like systems and works for many programming languages, including Ada, C, C++, FreeBASIC, FreePascal and Fortran.
Installation is trivial, but slightly interesting for illustrative purposes. First download and unpack:
tar xvf gdb-7.3.tar.gz