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History support for PERL CPAN
Oct 20th, 2014 by pixel

If you are like me, every time you go to install a new perl module you realize the system doesn’t have command line history support and have to go hunting for the correct module to install.

A Little Bit Of History

This option, provided you have Term::ReadLine::Perl or Term::ReadLine::Gnu installed, will give your CPAN command line interface history support. It’s questions deal with the location of the histfile and how many lines it should save. I elected to add the histfile to the /usr/local/share/cpan directory I chose earlier, and kept the default 100 lines, figuring that this is more than enough command history for CPAN to remember.

Apache Foundation Releases XMPP Server
May 27th, 2011 by pixel

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Apache Vysper aims to be a modular, full featured XMPP (Jabber) server.

More details on Vysper in their documentation.

There are already some larger XEPs as modules available, most notably

Katamari Hack
Mar 15th, 2011 by pixel

Drag this link to your bookmarks bar: Katamari!

This is a “bookmarklet” that turns any page into Katamari Damacy. Try clicking the Katamari! link above.

This was the winner of the 2011 Yahoo HackU contest at University of Washington.

The official site can be found here.

How the CRTC UBB Effects Small ISPs
Feb 4th, 2011 by pixel

If you would like to know home small ISPs will really be affected by the CTRC decision, take the time to read the article – Net users will pay a lot more.

You should also watch this video which includes a piece presented by one of TekSavvy’s skilled technicians.

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Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use
Jan 31st, 2011 by pixel