This page last modified: Feb 06 2013
535 smtp auth fix
Fixing a 535 smtp auth failed error in GmailActiontec Dual PC external narrowband 56K modem is an ethernet router
The Actiontec Dual PC modem is really an ethernet router with a built-in 56K modem.adduser Analog report tutorial
A quick overview on how to interpret web site traffic reports from Analog.Apache allow/deny and OSX
Why allow/deny directives may not work with Apache and OSX.Apache certificate notes Apache Explanation of (13)Permission denied: cannot read directory for multi:
When permissions are NOT the problem, a common cause of the 13 error explained.Apache httpd Phusion mod_passenger Ruby Rails
Configuration for the Phusion passenger gem and Apache module with Rails coexisting with normal HTML web pages and Perl CGI. Also some notes about running Ruby on Rails with CentOS 5.Apache httpd suExec, Rewrite and VirtualHost
How to get suExec working for Virtual Hosts and RewriteEngine examples for scripts.Apache logging and favicon.ico
Workarounds and suggestions for not logging requests for favicon.ico.apci_error audigy_soundcard_fix Bash info, scripting examples, regex parameter substitution, interactive shell, and more
Shell trivia and scripting examples including file name and path substitutions, as well as how to detect a live human logging in, and how to fix the session title and titlebar.bash sh shell io file descriptor redirection (applies to cron too) bashrc BLAST "Failed to allocate" error
Cause and workaround for NCBI BLAST "Failed to allocate" error.Camcorder feature list and video hints
Hints about choosing a quality consumer digital camcorder, and creating good movies.Camtasia lock up work around.
Prevent Camtasia from hanging with large presentations.career_day cdrdao_rpm_build_install Checking logical volumns with e2fsck and hints for smartd
How to make a logical volume active and check for bad blocks with fsck (e2fsck), how to run smartd, how to find alternate superblocks.chroot Common Unix Printing System notes
Hints and configuration for CUPScourier CVS setup and configuration
Setting up and using a CVS version control repository.Daemons: Fedora, Linux list of daemons with descriptions
Full list of all Fedora Core 3 daemons, with their recommended state and a description of each.date dmoz dot_file_tricks Dual-head X Windows nVidia configuration
Fedora 8 working dual-head TwinView X Windows nVidia with different size monitors.Emacs and .Xdefaults, Mule set, Mule save
Getting emacs to start faster with a different font as well as setting and saving a Mule font.Emacs configuration and remote file access examples
Hints on setting up your emacs configuration, and remote file access.Emacs hints, GPG, pgg-decrypt, include lines, paste, unfill
Emacs GPG, pgg-encrypt, ansi-term, cursor logical move, paste at cursor, unfill paragraphEmacs key commands for beginners
Quick notes on how to learn and use Emacs in less than five minutes.Emacs lisp increment variable macro (the hard way) Emacs toggle hide show menu and tool bars
How to hide or show Emacs menus and toolbars.emacs_inc_macro emacs_macro_examples emacs_sql_postgres eth_acpi Ethernet setup and problem solving with Linux and Fedora
Example of working firewall and local area network with a private ethernet subnet. Includes some problems you may encounter, and how to diagnose them.evolution_bonobo Examples of Linux checksum fingerprints for files: md5, sha.
How to get checksum fingerprintsExmaples and tricks using the Linux (Unix, OSX) "find" command.
Arbitrary dates and other tricks with the Linux find command.Fasta files converted to NCBI BLAST search libraries with formatdb.
The NCBI formatdb silently changes accession numbers if the numbers don't conform to a certain convention.Fedora KDE X Fonts install setup config mini howto
Change window defaults (border, title) with KDE, useful settings, XMMS, Emacs fonts, X-windows fonts, and Firefox fonts.Fedora sound notes
Setup sound for Fedora 8 with pulseaudio and ALSA.find_newer Firefox disable Evolution enable Thunderbird KDE
KDE settings can be overridden by Gnome gconfd values. This shows how to find them and fix the problem.Firefox maximize windows fullscreen and config
How to default firefox to full screen maximized windows, and how to use the about:config interface with KDE. Link to Firefox font config.Gbrowse installation notes
Fedora 11 additional dependencies for the network install of GMOD Gbrowse.gconfd error fix and mini howto
Diagnosing and solving a small configuration problem with KDE and gconfd.genex_release go_notes GPG use notes. GSS search and protein aligment explained for programmers.
How to verify translation between Blastx results and an original gene space sequence.Hints about MPlayer codecs and streaming problems
Hints about MPlayer especially streaming Quicktime video.Hints, tricks and suggestions for Google Docs spreadsheets and documents.
A quick tutorial on Google Docs spreadsheets import and hits about documents.How to run SPC ISB tools.
How to run readw.exe, msxml2other.exe, dtafilter, sequest27.exe, out2summary, interact.How to shoot better movies
Recommendations to make your home movies and video more professionalHTML::Template notes and hints
Examples of Perl and HTML for using the HTML::Template Perl moduleHTTP header examples
Examples of content headers for web pages and downloadshttp_su* httpd_hints httpd_virtual_hosts Installing Flow LIMS Installing xemacs, xemacs highlight (hilite) zmacs-regions
Installing xemacs, xemacs highlight (hilite) zmacs-regionsIntel Pro 1000MT NIC in Dell Poweredge 700 server
Fedora Core 1 has bad drivers for the Intel Pro 1000 series ethernet on Dell Poweredge 700 serversiptables configuration and examples for Fedora and Linux
Configuration examples for iptables firewall, including allowing connections, and building a router.java_jar_google_video KDE K Menu Start Menu kdemenuedit Menu Editor Fails Launch Problem
Howto fix a small KDE bug where right-click on the K Menu and selecting Menu Edit does nothing.Konsole menu disable
How to disable the ALT key in KonsoleKudzu conflicts
Early Fedora Core (3, 5, 8?) have kudzu problems.LDAP, Tom's mini howto
Tom's mini howto and notes about setting up LDAPLinux and emacs getting started hints
Linux beginner secrets explained.Linux command line introduction and examples.
Examples of common commands in Linux shells and how to use the command line.Linux features and problems
My constantly growing list of problems one encounters when running Linux on the desktop. Includes some strenths, but is mostly about opportunities for improvement.Linux vnc server with Apple Macintosh OSX screen sharing client
Notes about installaiton, set up, and configuration for tigervnc and x11vnc on Fedora 14Localization and internationalization settings for sorting and collating. Logging hints for SMART and smartd
Remove extra, false log messages created by smartd.ls Mac OSX bash del broken with ^[3~
How the keypad Delete key is broken with OSX bash.mail_problems Manual install of Google Chromium Linux.
Steps to install Google Chrome unstable .deb on FedoramiRBase mirna converted to SQLite
A Perl script and instructions to convert the miRBase schema definition file from MySQL to SQLite and load the data.mozilla MS Windows recovery options
Acer, Toshiba, and Dell options for operating system recovery.MySQL notes
Hints and notes for getting started with MySQLNCBI file extensions
A brief description of file extensions and file formats found at the National Center for Biotechnology InformationNDT client build and test
Build the web100clt from source, and run to determine network speeds.netatalk nfs_config_debug nfs_lockd_error Nokogiri Builder examples.
Working code examples for adding a child node to a Nokogiri Builder object.Notes about transcoding flac and ogg music files
Brief notes on transcoding flac to ogg or faac.OMSSA Hints and Howto
How to choose and determine options for OMSSA and omssaclopenldap OSX hints and info
Tom's OSX hints for Linux usersOSX isses and hints
An honest list of Apple Computer OSX problemspam_tally PBS setup configuration debugging
Configuration suggestions and diagnosing problems with the Portable Batch System PBS (e.g. OpenPBS).Perl module minimum requirements
Perl module examples, including a tiny module and Perl scripts.Perl one liners
Perl one line scripts run from the command line or used in piped commands in the shell.Perl profiler Perl SQL example using DBI/DBD and HTML::Template
Working examples of Perl DBI code reading and updating a PostgreSQL database and displaying the results in a web page.perl_getlogin perl_setuidperl perl_syntax_errors pgdump notes pgp PLPerl Notes
Brief notes about Perl inside PostgreSQLPortable buttons in CSS
How to create pure CSS buttons that work with Firefox and Internet ExplorerPostgreSQL command line psql, SQL tricks, pg_hba.conf configuration
Examples of PostgreSQL commands run from the shell, and some advanced SQL queries. Also an install/upgrade checklist, and pg_hba.conf configuration examples. Includes info about the DBD/Pg error message.prelink and tripwire
Cron daily runs prelink which modifies executables to make them load faster. This changes the file sizes and tripwire returns a warning.Quick numbered backups using cp
Use cp to quickly great numbered backup filesRails CGI HTTP variables
How to access CGI environment variables from Ruby applications running under Rails.ramdisk RCS Keywords, date, etc. and timezone hints
Keyword variables available in RCS, and how to force the timezone to be local.Rebuild an rpm database when rpm (and yum) hang.
What to do when yum hangs because rpm is hanging.RPM use notes. Rsync explanation and recommendations
An explanation of how rsync manages directories, and recommended usages with examples.rudy_project_exception session_desktop smtp_telnet sourceforge sql SQLite as data file format
Why SQLite is the best format for data files and warehousing.SQLite example for beginners
Sample session transcript of running SQLIte version 3, creating a table, inserting record, and selecting records.SQLite from MySQL and AmiGO Gene Ontology
A Perl script and instructions to convert MySQL to SQlite using the AmiGO Gene Ontology database as an example.SQLite hints and Perl DBI mini-howto.
Speed hints, examples SQLite commands, and Perl DBI/DBD examples.SSH public key authentication including scp, sftp, sshfs and X11 forwarding
Configuring ssh to use your public key, scp notes as well as SELinux context problem diagnosis and fixes, sshfs and fuse, and how to configure X11 forwarding in order to run Firefox and Emacs in graphical mode.su sunbird_ical Tar (tape archive) examples
Examples using tar to create multiple smallers files (volumes).Thunderbird password reset
Reset and clear the master password for Thunderbird emailtmp Tom Laudeman's .emacs file aka dot emacs file
Example emacs configuration file with extensive comments and elisp functions.Tufts TAPER SABT install
Installing and configuring the original Tufts TAPER Submission Agreement Builder Toolunix_seconds_to_date unix_to_date.pl unrar and rar install via yum
Install unrar or other rar support packages on Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 (or any other Fedora distro)Upgrading Fedora versions using yum and rpm and preupgrade
Upgrade from Fedora 10 to Fedora 11 via yum and a network update.useradd Using ntpdate to easily keep clock correct Using split and cat to help edit large files. verify_cd_dvd_iso Webmin setup and config with Fedora
Notes for getting webmin working with Fedora.wgetnetaffx why_public_html Working iPod with Fedora 8, PulseAudio, XMMS, gtkpod
Working iPod Nano configuration with Fedora 8X11 hints, xterm, also with hints for Icewm on Apple MacOS
Installation, configuration and hints X-windows, xterm, for Icewm windowXFCE setup and tips
Some hints for working with the XFCE desktop windowing system.xml_schema_design XSLT Hints and examples
Sample XSLT scriptsYum GPG keys: Find and Install keys for Fedora Linux
Yum command line hints (all versions of yum) and how to install yum GPG keys (especially Fedora Core 3 Linux).Zonet ZFM5600-CF PCMCIA modem works great with Fedora Core 3 Linux.
Zonet ZFM5600-CF PCMCIA modem works great and appears to be totally compatible with Fedora Core 3 Linux.