Easily converting your .flac files to .mp3 format

flac2mp3 is a tool to convert potentially large sets of FLAC audio files into the MP3 audio format. It is implemented as a bash shell script, and should run on any Unix-like operating system.

You can get it at: bytemonkey.org

You'll have to install FLAC and LAME on your …

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Stresstesting IMAP clients

Just found an interesting article about IMAP clients comparison:
http://www.hackvalue.nl/en/article/64/stresstesting_imap_clients

Personally I'm using claws-mail, with 4 mail accounts, one of which has more than 250000 messages.

Migrating to it from thunderbird was fairly easy, I've converted my thunderbird filters to claws' format, using …

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my ~/.fluxbox/keys

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnTitlebar Mouse2 :StartTabbing

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnTitlebar Double Mouse1 :Shade
OnTitlebar Mouse3 :WindowMenu

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnWindow Mod1 Mouse1 :MacroCmd {Raise} {Focus} {StartMoving}
OnWindow Mod1 Mouse3 :MacroCmd {Raise} {Focus} {StartResizing BottomRight}

!mouse actions added by fluxbox-update_configs
OnToolbar Mouse4 :NextWorkspace
OnToolbar Mouse5 …
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Ati released a new version of the Radeon Proprietary drivers package

A few days ago i've noticed ati has released version 8.42.3 of it's proprietary drivers package for radeon, http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

I was using previously the 8.40.* version on my Samsung R20 Notebook running Debian Etch, that has an integrated Ati …

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Attansic L2 100Mbit Ethernet Adapter on Debian Lenny

It appears Attansic was recently bought by Atheros. However, getting it to work on GNU/Debian Lenny is as simple as:

apt-get install atl2-modules-2.6-686
modprobe atl2

And here it is:

root@gw # ifconfig eth1
     eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:8c:18:88:a6
     BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500 …
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