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bixerver

Hosting problems again. Considering switching registrar, as this is beyond acceptable.

www.bkil.hu downtime next week

My web host is changing their terms of service and have sent me notice that on the 28th of November, they will stop hosting my service.

They say that they have already informed my on the 26th of July about this issue, though I don't recall having read that.

I'm still searching for alternatives. As a backup plan, I'm in the process of activating Google Apps services on the domain until a solution is found. Unfortunately, I'm not sure naked domain redirection would work in this phase. Also, my domain registrar has no online control panel, so I have to take the longer, manual route of adjustments.

Google groups bug - removing yourself

You can remove yourself by following this guide.

* Invite your address with a +tag added or different capitalization or dots
* Click on the confirmation link
* Add owner rights to this account
* Remove the plain account
* You can never log in again afterwards

bkil-open has reached high activity status

My project has reached high activity status this weekend. I must thank all committers. Keep up the good work! ;-)

Note that a major portion of my sources is still not up. Fortunately, gradual progress is easy and effortless. A central repository is a comfortable sharing method. It keeps the work synchronized on all 4 computers I regularly use.

Ergonomy - placement of buttons of destruction

Putting the two buttons "quicksave" and "instantly and permanently delete without confirmation" right next to each other is a no-no, especially for a service that offers gigabytes of free space and a trashcan folder for most other operations.

Thankfully, they've introduced a quick undo feature, and later on extended the time-out of this button. It's still a bit scary if you think about this adjacency being implemented on many interfaces.

Javascript Logo interpreter

Online JavaScript Logo interpreter

some very beautiful and terse Logo examples

The following is one of my favorites from there.

Hypercube, by Frank Caggiano, U.S.:
repeat 8 [repeat 4 [rt 90 fd 100] bk 100 lt 45]

edit: You can also find two simple examples of mine at my repository.

Shift key often gets stuck on Ubuntu 10.04

The problem is triggered by me rapidly changing capitalization via shift while typing. I use the two shift keys symmetrically, but it always seems to involve the left shift. It lasts from about 10 to 30 seconds on average, but today it ceased to resolve by itself.

So I started to research the issue (IN CAPS), and thankfully found something that seemed to work: CTRL+FN-F1 to switch to a console, then back to Xorg with CTRL+FN-F7, and pressing the left shift right away.

Maybe it is indeed related to TVTime usage, I need to concentrate more on the issue. It is said to be caused by automatic periodical screen saver inhibition via stuffing control and shift keypresses using XTest.

Ubuntu Bug #588473: shift key get stuck randomly

My programming language usage

In recent months, I've been developing Python (Geany, Netbeans), BASH (gedit, Geany) and a bit of HTML/Javascript (Netbeans, Geany) for work, Java (Eclipse) for coursework, Erlang (Emacs, sometimes Geany) and a bit of Emacs LISP (Geany) for labwork, and Haskell (Geany) for my own needs. I have also refreshed my Logo (Geany) skills recently to refactor two of my homeworks. I will move to C++/Qt/FFmpeg/SQLite (Qt Creator) again in the upcoming days for some time. I have dug into Gnome's Genie (and Vala) and will write a short overview of the language soon.

That's 8-10 languages at my fingertips, but a few more aren't deep down below either, like C (you never forget the horror), Ada (hard to forget the beauty), Pascal (need to find a way to convert to Ada), Eiffel (have seen it, but no professional coding done in it yet).

Sadly, I'm not allowed to share my Python code, and some of my more interesting BASH scripts. You also can't enjoy some unpublished parts of Refac…