Ptr

Listing 2. tinydns Configuration for example.com exactly like lines, except PTR records are not created alias for linux1 alias for linux2 alias for linux3 Although it's discouraged, you also could define an alias with a CNAME using a C line All these records go in a single file, which in our case is service tinydns root data. Save the file, and from that directory run make. This compiles the text file into data.cdb, a constant database. If a data.cdb already exists, tinydns will continue...

High Performance On Wall Street

September 22, Monday Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY Madison Ave at East 45th St. next to Grand Central Station High Performance Computing, Grid, Blade, Virtualization, Low Latency, Linux systems will all be there. The 2008 High Performance on Wall Street will return to the Roosevelt Hotel, New York by popular demand. Attendees reported this is the best New York show to see HPCsystems that are changing the way Wall Street does business. Plan to see HPC, Linux, Grid, Blade, Utility, Open Source...

Conclusion

Linux Community

Despite the niggling bad points, I'm thoroughly impressed with Xara Xtreme, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a proper pro-level graphics app on Linux. Although squirrelly with imports and extremely large canvas sizes, for most projects, this program will serve nicely. It's suitable for design, for translating photos into vector-based paintings, for creating animation characters and for designing all kinds of Web graphics, print graphics, logos and mock-ups. The gallery on the Web...

Kyle Rankin

Get two terminals in the space of one with split screens on a number of different command-line tools. Even with the high-resolution flat-screen monitors we have these days, screen real estate still can be at a premium. Of course, if you spend a lot of your time in a terminal, this is even more true. When you want to compare two files at the same time or monitor two different sessions at once, you either carefully position terminal windows or rely on tabs. Tabs can be fine, but when I use...

Asa Computers

Screen Split with Two Panes, a Split Irssi on Top and a Vertically Split Vim on the Bottom Figure 4. Screen Split with Two Panes, a Split Irssi on Top and a Vertically Split Vim on the Bottom the top window in a split screen sticky, so that it appears no matter what other windows you switch to along the bottom. If I want to turn off sticky mode for that window I would type Now, when I switch between windows with the Alt key, the top or bottom window switches, depending on which had...

The Good

Opening it up, Xara Xtreme has two very obvious good points it's well laid out, and it's fast. As I noted before, I do most of the draft-phase of my illustration work on my laptop in a coffee shop (when you run your own business, you don't actually meet a lot of people unless you make it a point to go somewhere). Laptops make it possible to do a day's work without setting foot in the office, depending on the day Unfortunately, a proper graphics laptop still will cost you your grandmother's...

Xtre Illustrations

Not only is Xara Extreme a Linux-compatible alternative to Inkscape, but now it even has its roots into the Open Source community as well. Dan Sawyer CrossOver. If you don't, a number of options are available, the most popular among them being Inkscape, which I've used as needed for a couple years now. It's a good program, and among the available open-source vector graphics apps, it's right up near the top of the heap for feature completeness, quality of implementation and lack of bugs, but...

Mutt Allows You To Tag Messages That You Then Can Act On In One Fell Swoop

Once Vim's spell-checking is enabled, you have these options available to you when your cursor is over a misspelled word zg to add a word to the word list. zug to remove a word from the word list. z to get list of possible spellings. Mutt has too many interesting features to outline in the scope of one article. However, one last feature I want to share with you is the bounce command. Bounce lets you resend a message to a new recipient. The message arrives at the new recipient from the original...

At The Forge

To begin, you might remember that Rails has something known as associations, which allow us to connect one model to another. For example, let's say that each company has one or more employees. Thus, we can create some simple models. We can generate migrations with . script generate model company name string . script generate model employee first_name string last_name string email_address string company_id integer Then, we can turn the automatically generated migration files into actual database...

Djbdns

Recently released into the public domain, djbdns is a fast and secure replacement for BIND. Let's face it, DNS is not the most sexy component of the Internet's infrastructure. It is an old technology and doesn't get the same attention as newer, more flashy tools and software. Your Web site visitors may comment on how cool your new AJAX widget is, but I guarantee they will never tell the world how pleased they are with your DNS response time. Nevertheless, DNS is crucial to the Internet. It is...

J

I recommend using Mutt 1.5.17 or newer. Features I discuss here, such as IMAP header caching, are not available in older Mutt releases. Chances are, your distribution has the latest and greatest. So, use yum, apt-get or compile the source code from www.mutt.org. If your custom binaries ever produce warnings about unknown features, check that you have all necessary options enabled in the compile's configure step. Before running Mutt the first time, let's configure your IMAP...

Shawn Powers

Programmers, network administrators, techsupport personnel and IT folks in general are rarely in the limelight. It's no secret, however, that the people behind the scenes are truly the ones running the world. As part of the geeky infrastructure that keeps the planet going, we all know the power of the underdog. Heck, we save the day on a regular basis, and most people never are the wiser. Can you imagine a world without any IT staff Oh sure, that might seem a bit arrogant, but really, with...

Q Logic

Register for the low-cost conference and free Show badge Most of the currently maintained game development toolkits (ClanLib, Crystal Space and SDL) support ALSA and OSS, but the Allegro library also supports JACK, which I think is very cool. However, I do follow the updates on the Linux Game Tome and the Linux Games sites, and the scene for Linux gaming and game development clearly is alive and active. Game-centric programming toolkits flourish new games appear frequently (with the attendant...