This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
Just in case you wondered about the menu's transparency in some of the screenshots, here's what to do.
patch -p1 < ../trance.patch
Then go on with the usual
./configure, make and
The patch can be downloaded from http://vlaadworld.net. For newer versions of WindowMaker you could use this patch.
This nice dockapp controls xmms and shows the cover picture in your Window Maker dock. If you rip your CDs, store the mp3s in one directory per CD, download a picture of the cover somewhere (I use Amazon...) and copy it to the appropriate place, then this gives you the right pic for the right sound file.
If you want to compile this app you need lots of libraries, the ReadMe is rather incomplete. Install the devel packages also. Mandrake users need the lib* packages as well. Or just check out my rpm. But be warned, I am not responsible if it breaks anything or wipes out your hard disk. It was compiled on a box running Mandrake 9.2, other distributions might use different names for required packages. My rpm is signed with my GnuPG key.
To view the cover after double-clicking the dock app you need xv or xloadimage which wasn't part of my installation of Mandrake. Or just create a symlink to ee or any other image viewer in your personal bin directory and call it xloadimage.
For the gallery I used McPics for some time. McPics is an image gallery written in PHP. There is other software, e. g. jigl, but I had problems to adapt it to my site. I also didn't like that it is using lots of html files. What I liked was the ability to write comments about each picture and that large pictures can be scaled automatically.
Recently i switched to FlatGallery, for no real reason at all. Just wanted to give it a chance.
There are several comics on the Internet I like but I don't want to visit their homepages every day. That's why I use dailystrips to download them. That works quite nicely. But some time ago my ISP's ip addresses got blocked and I couldn't reach Userfriendly.org. I found a mirror for this site and added the following to
strip uf_mirror name User Friendly (Mirror) homepage http://ufproxy.unfoog.de/www./ type search searchpage http://ufproxy.unfoog.de/ars./cartoons/?id=%Y%m%d&mode=classic searchpattern
Now I just call
dailystrips uf_mirrorinstead of
dailystrips userfriendly, plus options and other strip names. Works for me.
generating pdf files
Usually I write all my texts with Openoffice. That's why I don't need any special programs to generate pdf files. Sometimes I try to combine some scanned images to one pdf file. There are several web pages that gave me hints what to do in this case. I'm working on a small article and a script to get the necessary things done. Stay tuned. Before I forget, you could optimize your file running
pdfopt old.pdf new.pdf, now parts of your file can be displayed while it is loading.
If you need to add some information to existing pdf files, you can use pdftk. Let's assume that you forgot to set the right document title, author's name and such. Insted of hassling with command line options, you write the necessary information in a file like this:InfoKey: Title InfoValue: Test InfoKey: Subject InfoValue: Your subject InfoKey: Keywords InfoValue: some, key, words InfoKey: Author InfoValue: First name Middle initial Last nameSave the file with an appropriate name, e. g. pdfinfo. Then type
pdftk old.pdf update_info pdfinfo output new.pdfin a terminal and new.pdf has the updated information.