Thunderbird and Mnenhy

I was looking how to hack thunderbird to add an extra header when I compose a new mail.

I started this with some success only to display it but not yet so add the new field in the header when the mail is sent.

Then I found mnenhy (1), this is a very nice project that allows me to add what I want... but I'd like to link that new extra field to an openLDAP and this is not yet possible... If I've time I'll try to fix this.


Back to my blog

As I received too much spam as comment into my blog, I decided to remove that feature and I decided also to "blog back". Something I would like to share with all the rock'n'roll fans around is the podcasting(1) of very interesting emission of Classic 21.

I advise the "Making Of", the "Journal du Rock" and "Classic 21 Rocks". To read those podcast I use iPodder(2).

(1) Classic 21 podcasting

(2) iPodder

Program Guard

I have not yet tested this solution but it seems to be a nice solution to have sometimes an overview of the connexion attempts on your machine connected on a network (Interner, LAN, ...)

It can be also used for educational purpose or for those people that doesn't trust yet the nice netfiler rules created by a friend on their new Linux box ;-)

Program Guard


Extend your firefox with a new feature

screenshot After you try'll it, this features will become essential !

Viamatic foXpose by Vivek Jishtu permits to view all the browser windows (and tabs) with a single click on the icon in the status bar or by pressing Ctrl + Shift + X

Many other nice extensions are available for firefox, I use for example the following extensions :

  • Web Developer
  • SwitchProxy Tool
  • FlashGot
  • Tabbrowser Preferences

foXpose download


Open-Xchange impressions…

I've implemented last week an Open-Xchange Server and here is my feeling about it :

OX rocks !! ;-)

It's a very nice product, very complete and usefull. It works also without any problem with lookout(tm)... and this is pitty... it works much better with a close source client than an open source one :(

The administration part is also a problem for users that are not the best friends of command line tools and ldap.

During this installation ldapvi was my best friend ! And I also wrote a patch, a new command line tool and a text based admin interface : oxadmin (0.2 and only in french for the moment)

Those are in available at my contributions page


In addition to sdog's post, I add some information how to use and print a HP PSC1417 printer/scanner on Linux.

As I'm a Gentoo Lover, I'll explain how to make this very cheap and nice printer working on Linux.

first of all we need to install hplip :

 ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" USE="ppds" emerge -pv hplip

After we start it and we restart cups (of course we can start it at boot with rc-update)

A very nice product !

Wow... what a wonderful product !

Being tired of using gq that segfault every 2 times... I was searching for a good solution to retrieve and modify data from an openldap directory. (with an AD gq crashes even every time !) :(

And I found THE product I was looking for : ldapvi !!

Being a vi lover, I was very happy to find the way to modify data from an ldap directory with vi commands !

Syntax Example:

Jabber and PHP

After a chat with a colleague trying to code in python because he wanted to implement some Jabber application I decided to search some PHP solution.

I've found class.jabber.php from Nathan Fritz.

It's very easy to implement and fun to play with, I've put a sample here.

Have fun with it ;-)

Linux Desktop Firewall

Mandriva 2006 is provided with an interactive firewall available directly the desktop.

This solution is available only for mandriva at the moment but a cvs version of the deamon (mandi) is available too.

It's based on :

Watching Free TV

Nice Python project to watch free TV on the Net.

With this tool you can watch web streams even on fullscreen. I didn't try it yet on my own machine (I have a tv card), but I'll try it on my laptop.

Even if Belgium will not participate to the Mundial... Thanks to this program we'd maybe see some games at work if there are no firewall troubles ;-)

PHP : Objects and XML

Just some nice example to show how to create an XML output from an object. And also create an object from an XML source.

Do be able to run those example, you must install the PEAR packages called XML/Serializer.

First example, creation of the XML output: