Monthly Archives: May 2005

not blog FORUM pls

i Know this a older subject on which i my reposting, Lnexun should be a forum it will make life much better.

if u reply to old post nobody reads, all topics are mixed together..etc

If anybody shares my opinion a i will be happy to set a forum running phpBB an open-source Forum.


for those Who have never seen a forum it is running phpBB.

Magic Folder

Concept: Customizable preferences for folder(s) which include check-box type (etc.) options like hide and/or remove folder if empty.

Incase this is already in use, I would be glad to know.

If music be the food of love?

Healthy eating school pupils in Glasgow are to be rewarded with iPods and Xbox consoles for ditching junk food.
Apple iPod

Glasgow City Council is offering the electronic incentives to about 30,000 children in 29 secondary schools.

The pupils are given swipecards and can claim various prizes depending on the number of points they gain for eating “sensibly” on school premises.

A council spokeswoman said youngsters “wouldn’t turn up their noses at winning an iPod for eating nice food”.

They can redeem their points for a selection of goods – from cinema tickets and book tokens to top-of-the-range iPods and Xbox games consoles – at the end of the term.

The council spokeswoman said the scheme, which involves pupils signing up on a voluntary basis, encouraged them to stay within school boundaries at breaks and lunchtimes.

“It means there will be less temptation to go to the chip shop or McDonald’s,” she said.

“There are a variety of healthy choices on the menu and most pupils wouldn’t turn up their noses at winning an iPod for eating nice food.”

It would take 100 meals worth 40 points to reach the 4,000 points required for an iPod.
“The most popular thing on the menu is a Vital Mix, which includes soup, a filled pitta, yoghurt and healthy drink like milk, so it’s not a case of just lettuce leaves and water,” the spokeswoman went on.
“The reward for the Vital Mix, which costs £1.15, is 40 points, so it would take just 100 of these to get an iPod.

Pupils are being rewarded with Xbox consoles
“The swipecard has the pupil’s photo on it and the dinner ladies who swipe them obviously know who is who.”
The scheme was piloted in three schools in Glasgow at the beginning of last year and is now operating in all of the city’s secondary schools.
It will cost the council £40,000 a year – but the local authority said it was a small price to pay if it encouraged children to eat better food which would have a lasting effect on their health.
We would prefer to incentify the scheme rather than be seen as people who ban things
Steven Purcell Glasgow City Council
Steven Purcell, the council’s education convener and chairman of the health and diet working group, said he hoped children would be drawn to the scheme.
“We would prefer to incentify the scheme rather than be seen as people who ban things,” he said.
“I think we have to recognise that with all the advertising that goes on in schools the habits from early in life around young people the challenge is actually quite hard for us.”
And he added: “We have an appalling health record in Glasgow and we need to try anything that will turn that around and make a lasting difference.”

Fedora Core 3

Like Mr. Karan Misra said, Unix can go and bury itself in sand.
Fedora core is an open source project sponsored by red hat, but not supported by it.

It comes in a 4 CD Pack + 1 Rescue CD.
Fedora can be configured to run as Personal Computer OS, Server, Workstation or Mixed. It has very good looking interface. It also has varity of software bundled with it including a WinXP like CD/DVD Writing wizard, games etc, development tools, various services like httpd, windows networking, c and perl compilers and lots more (It comes in 4 CD pack, what do you expect?). You will just love it.

But, It does have a problem with Anaconda (Installer of Fedora Core system), I have
a 1997 Computer with Celeron (coppermine) 600 Mhz , 64 MB RAM (Yes its historic) and 10GB Harddisk (I Know….No need to repeat), serial mouse, standard keyboard.
I tried to install fedora on it. Result – 6 Hrs wasted, crashed my hard disk.

First of all, If you have a serial mouse and try to install in graphic mode, Your mouse will not work. It is a bug in the installer. So, you have to install it in
text mode.

Second of all, If you just go on clicking, you will end up having lots of errors, very bad partition, crashed harddisk.

Third of all, if you have a low memory (64 MB RAM) and you don’t create a SWAP
partition, you end up having your installer crashed.

Finally, It doesn’t give error when it needs to. I didn’t notice during installation that i have forgotted to create ‘/boot’ partition. Result after 2 hrs of installation and rebooting ->

Boot record from CDROM…Not Found
Boot record from Floppy…Not Found
Boot record from IDE-0…OK
Missing Operation System.
(System Halted)

Don’t Mistake, The problem is with the installer and not the Fedora Core Itself. The
installation will go smooth if you have PS/2 Mouse and lots of RAM. I installed it
on our school’s computer and it worked very well without any single error. It just that the installer don’t like old machines. Overall I will give 8/10.

Loading of Fedora:


References:, google image search

Server issue resolved

Just to let you guys know, as of 9PM CST, rather 7:30AM IST, most issues with the WWW server for the, as well as were resolved. During this entire 50 hour period, FTP and any other related services were running.

For those interested, the port 80, the default port for the HTTP service, was being blocked by Iowa State University (my ISP), for some unknown reason.

The block is in effect until May 27th. Until then a makeshift procecdure has been installed for,; though should be transparent to you all.


Malware on mac

Apple has encouraged programmers to create new widgets for the tiger’s dashboard but in a few days of its release a programmer has claimed to have created a mal-ware widget. The programmer named Stephen writes on his blog claiming that his widget will auto-install on the Mac users computer when he is visiting his site using safari browser. He has created a set of widgets, which resemble the original Mac widgets and can replace them without the users consent and run with full system control. These widgets can be removed only by deleting them from the library.
Apple has yet not given any comments on this.

Read more about this here

==Gaurav Misra