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The server here has multiple web apps installed, and for the most part it's fine.  However, I need to log into SQL Buddy*, which is a phpMyAdmin alternative that connects to MySQL.  My username in that is christina, and the password is Password1; my username in the invoicing app is Christina, and the password is Password2.  I cannot, for the life of me, get Firefox to stop autofilling long enough for me to &%$* log in.

* I'm testing phpMyAdmin alternatives, because I'm trying to not be mired in the internet dark ages all the time.  After the fifth time of "Clicking Edit opens a new window!", I got fed up.

I don't want to disable form autofill entirely, because it's useful elsewhere.  I don't even want to disable it for the domain, unless I have to, because useful.  I just want to be able to... treat form autofill like popup blockers -- I want to allow all popups from this site disable autofill on this page, that's all.

Halp?

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[eta] See, I post this because I find answers seconds after I post things.  (Yay confirmation bias!)  I should edit the login page and disable autocomplete in the form element.  Still, if there is a way to do the above, that'd be fab.

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[eta2] Except it doesn't fucking work.  I put autocomplete="off" in the form tag, as well as both the name and the password fields -- no fucking dice.

I don't even select an option!  Godfuckingdammit.

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The server here has multiple web apps installed, and for the most part it's fine.  However, I need to log into SQL Buddy*, which is a phpMyAdmin alternative that connects to MySQL.  My username in that is christina, and the password is Password1; my username in the invoicing app is Christina, and the password is Password2.  I cannot, for the life of me, get Firefox to stop autofilling long enough for me to &%$* log in.

* I'm testing phpMyAdmin alternatives, because I'm trying to not be mired in the internet dark ages all the time.  After the fifth time of "Clicking Edit opens a new window!", I got fed up.

I don't want to disable form autofill entirely, because it's useful elsewhere.  I don't even want to disable it for the domain, unless I have to, because useful.  I just want to be able to... treat form autofill like popup blockers -- I want to allow all popups from this site disable autofill on this page, that's all.

Halp?

--

[eta] See, I post this because I find answers seconds after I post things.  (Yay confirmation bias!)  I should edit the login page and disable autocomplete in the form element.  Still, if there is a way to do the above, that'd be fab.

--

[eta2] Except it doesn't fucking work.  I put autocomplete="off" in the form tag, as well as both the name and the password fields -- no fucking dice.

I don't even select an option!  Godfuckingdammit.
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I lost my Shuffle ages ago, but never got around to caring about it.  Buuut, I'll be in New York next month, and an 8- to 10-hour flight == music is entirely required.  (Picking songs has been fun, because I get to categorise them while I'm there.)  Therefore, shopping.

Criteria:

* Basic music-playing functionality -- play, pause, skip, stop (or "the power button, durr"), volume.
* 4GB is ridiculous, 2GB is great, 1GB is doable.
* Ideally, it will charge via USB, because it will be a glorified thumb drive.  Failing that, please let it use a headphones jack to USB cable (spare Shuffle parts) or a mini-USB cable (spare phone parts).  I don't want to have to buy yet more shit.
* It should work with Linux.  I had, at the time, Ubuntu 9.10 and a third-gen Shuffle.  They did not love each other.  I do not want this again.

I basically want a glorified USB drive that works with Linux hello.  I cannot stress this enough -- I do have a laptop that runs Windows, but all of my music is on a hard drive in my desktop.  There are fifteen different convoluted ways of making this work, or of getting some Windows-focused device, and making that work... or I can get something that Works With Linux perhaps I have mentioned this.

(For example, this just straight-up immediately annoys me.)

And to whoever makes these things, please let it work with Rhythmbox.

--

Naturally, I started here.  Of these, iriver didn't annoy me, and fits the criteria above.  The Sansa Clip looks good, too, and is slightly cheaper, buuuttt.

Goddammit, I want one thing to work how I want it to work out of the goddamn box.  I want a music player that can connect to my music!!

.../rant

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I lost my Shuffle ages ago, but never got around to caring about it.  Buuut, I'll be in New York next month, and an 8- to 10-hour flight == music is entirely required.  (Picking songs has been fun, because I get to categorise them while I'm there.)  Therefore, shopping.

Criteria:

* Basic music-playing functionality -- play, pause, skip, stop (or "the power button, durr"), volume.
* 4GB is ridiculous, 2GB is great, 1GB is doable.
* Ideally, it will charge via USB, because it will be a glorified thumb drive.  Failing that, please let it use a headphones jack to USB cable (spare Shuffle parts) or a mini-USB cable (spare phone parts).  I don't want to have to buy yet more shit.
* It should work with Linux.  I had, at the time, Ubuntu 9.10 and a third-gen Shuffle.  They did not love each other.  I do not want this again.

I basically want a glorified USB drive that works with Linux hello.  I cannot stress this enough -- I do have a laptop that runs Windows, but all of my music is on a hard drive in my desktop.  There are fifteen different convoluted ways of making this work, or of getting some Windows-focused device, and making that work... or I can get something that Works With Linux perhaps I have mentioned this.

(For example, this just straight-up immediately annoys me.)

And to whoever makes these things, please let it work with Rhythmbox.

--

Naturally, I started here.  Of these, iriver didn't annoy me, and fits the criteria above.  The Sansa Clip looks good, too, and is slightly cheaper, buuuttt.

Goddammit, I want one thing to work how I want it to work out of the goddamn box.  I want a music player that can connect to my music!!

.../rant
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A thing I found:

To print PDFs from the command line, when you have Foxit Reader installed:

"Foxit Reader.exe" /p PdfFile.pdf

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Today, I am pleased with myself because I totally used sftp to put a couple of images up on this server I have access to, without referring even once to any FAQs.

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Today, I am pleased with myself because I totally used sftp to put a couple of images up on this server I have access to, without referring even once to any FAQs.
xtina: "But today, the pattern of lights is *all wrong*!" "Oh god! Try pressing more buttons!" "*It's not helping*!" (tech support)
I'm trying to get my text messages off of the phone and onto my computer.  From there, I have a Perl script that reworks them into emails, and I can import that-all into Gmail.  However, I am using Ubuntu on my desktop, and nothing works for this phone.  The only thing that could work is Nokia PC Suite (Nokia's own software), except that won't even run.  (It installed, but it won't run.)

Rose, very sensibly, asked if I could do this any other way -- forward my text messages to a service for download, or sync them to PC Suite on my (Windows) laptop, then copy from there to my desktop.  She also asked whether it was really necessary to back this all up, when a large part of things are probably just people saying "okay" or "running late" or whatever.

Mostly, my response was some amalgam of "It's the principle of the thing!", "That's the long way around!", and "Shut up!".  *amused*

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I really need to get a for-dummies book on emacs, or something.  All I want is default syntax highlighting, and suddenly I have 15 incomprehensible-to-me tabs open about how to compile emacs using default settings located I don't know where augh aiee.

Stupid CentOS.  Stupid PuTTY.  Stupid emacs.

I did get the highlighting going, by using VNC to get into the server directly, then going to the Options menu &c &c &c.  One day, though, I'll learn how to get to those menus not by mouse.

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I really need to get a for-dummies book on emacs, or something.  All I want is default syntax highlighting, and suddenly I have 15 incomprehensible-to-me tabs open about how to compile emacs using default settings located I don't know where augh aiee.

Stupid CentOS.  Stupid PuTTY.  Stupid emacs.

I did get the highlighting going, by using VNC to get into the server directly, then going to the Options menu &c &c &c.  One day, though, I'll learn how to get to those menus not by mouse.
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Riddle me this, network/DBA folk.

* We have three servers that hold the production data.  They are on NewNetwork.  The rest of the computers here are on OldNetwork.

* I can use Remote Desktop to get to MainServer, which is on OldNetwork.  It can talk to the three servers.  As in, I can use SQL Server to connect to each of the three servers to access their databases.

(This is really really good, as using VNC to use Remote Desktop to each of the three servers bugs the flying crap outta me.)

* MainServer is using SQL Server 2008 R2.  The server itself is Windows 2008 Server R2.

* The second invoicing system is stored on a Linux box, on OldNetwork.  cat /proc/version gives me: Linux version 2.6.12-2.3.legacy_FC3 (mockbuild@petra.fedoralegacy.org) (gcc version 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2)) #1 Sun Feb 19 07:48:10 EST 2006

* It is running MySQL 3.23.58, for reasons that utterly frustrate me, but I can't change that at this time.


I want to set something up on the Linux box to get the data from the three data servers into the MySQL db, programmatically.

Can I?

If so, how?

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xtina: (Default)
Riddle me this, network/DBA folk.

* We have three servers that hold the production data.  They are on NewNetwork.  The rest of the computers here are on OldNetwork.

* I can use Remote Desktop to get to MainServer, which is on OldNetwork.  It can talk to the three servers.  As in, I can use SQL Server to connect to each of the three servers to access their databases.

(This is really really good, as using VNC to use Remote Desktop to each of the three servers bugs the flying crap outta me.)

* MainServer is using SQL Server 2008 R2.  The server itself is Windows 2008 Server R2.

* The second invoicing system is stored on a Linux box, on OldNetwork.  cat /proc/version gives me: Linux version 2.6.12-2.3.legacy_FC3 (mockbuild@petra.fedoralegacy.org) (gcc version 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2)) #1 Sun Feb 19 07:48:10 EST 2006

* It is running MySQL 3.23.58, for reasons that utterly frustrate me, but I can't change that at this time.


I want to set something up on the Linux box to get the data from the three data servers into the MySQL db, programmatically.

Can I?

If so, how?
xtina: (Default)
I just want a log-into-able spreadsheet that allows others to upload, and me to download, files.  And I want it to rename files based on a complex series of pulleys and levers.

In other news, I'd also really like for Firefox to realise that it's irritating the world when it says "Others should fix their shit, and we shouldn't have to".  Look goddammit, I don't care that the entire internet is crap about assigning the appropriate file types on download.  I want to click on a .txt file, and have it by default open in Textpad, like I said.

Thankfully, someone has made a workaround.

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xtina: (Default)
I just want a log-into-able spreadsheet that allows others to upload, and me to download, files.  And I want it to rename files based on a complex series of pulleys and levers.

In other news, I'd also really like for Firefox to realise that it's irritating the world when it says "Others should fix their shit, and we shouldn't have to".  Look goddammit, I don't care that the entire internet is crap about assigning the appropriate file types on download.  I want to click on a .txt file, and have it by default open in Textpad, like I said.

Thankfully, someone has made a workaround.
xtina: (Default)
X: No, but, come lookit!  This is my timeline of all major events in my life.  And they're colour-coded!
J: They are?  Oh, I see... travel, relationships, work...
X: Yep!  But seeeee, though, the graphical timeline.
J: ...
X: ^^
J: *pats me on the head*
X: *bursts out laughing*
J: I... wow.  Whoever does your memoirs is going to have their work cut out for them.
X: I haven't even shown you the four pages of apartment-searching checklist yet!
J: I'm gonna go outside now.

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xtina: (Default)
Oh!  Amarok does labelling!  <3  Alas, it's not for Windows, but this move will get me my Ubuntu box back, so that's okay.  *pats it*

(If I could figure out why needing to enter my admin password on Ubuntu doesn't bug me, but UAC does, that'd be fab.)

And it has last.fm support!  Oh!  Graphy!  <3 <3 <3

A page in my wiki contains all the hardware I have (mice, computers, monitors, &c), links to the pages, manuals, and links to drivers.  I'm a dork.

I made a BoxedUp.com account, for holding things I want, like music, or parts for my poor laptop, or things, or stuff.  Very convenient.

The scrobbler graphing thing is starting to get my recent data.  So far, unsurprisingly, I like Muse a bit.

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xtina: (Default)
Oh!  Amarok does labelling!  <3  Alas, it's not for Windows, but this move will get me my Ubuntu box back, so that's okay.  *pats it*

(If I could figure out why needing to enter my admin password on Ubuntu doesn't bug me, but UAC does, that'd be fab.)

And it has last.fm support!  Oh!  Graphy!  <3 <3 <3

A page in my wiki contains all the hardware I have (mice, computers, monitors, &c), links to the pages, manuals, and links to drivers.  I'm a dork.

I made a BoxedUp.com account, for holding things I want, like music, or parts for my poor laptop, or things, or stuff.  Very convenient.

The scrobbler graphing thing is starting to get my recent data.  So far, unsurprisingly, I like Muse a bit.
xtina: (Default)
I now have a timeline up on my personal wiki.  Like, a proper graphical one.

Yuuup, I'm a dork, all right.

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.
xtina: (Default)
I now have a timeline up on my personal wiki.  Like, a proper graphical one.

Yuuup, I'm a dork, all right.
xtina: (Default)
I am ISO a thing.

I manage the documentation we send out to customers.  (Like system configuration, or reports.)  They are in Word documents, separated by topic.

I want something that will store this documentation in one place, where I can export the pages to Word documents.  I'm wanting this because sometimes I want to change the style a bit to be more thorough, and god help me I hate opening each and every document to make sure it's consistent.

Not to mention, I still and will always miss Reveal Changes in WordPerfect.  I am so picky it hurts, and the idea of some style not being right grates on me.

I'll go look for a smallish wiki, or perhaps investigate MediaWiki's exporting capabilities (native, plugins), but I figured I'd ask.

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