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Sunday October 30, 2005
01:35 PM

Day 8: skype, irc, imagemagick

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$work is into skype in a big way. Rather than getting my own interno, I got given a headset. Then I cursed as Skype telephony failed to work on ubuntu hoary at work and on my laptop. gave some clues, either configure your sound card or just brutally killall esd, preventing sound from working in anything else.

Work isn't however into irc, and irc and ssh ports are blocked. Asking around on various perl channels about ssh tunneling, gelly and castaway eventually pointed me in the right direction: sshd -p 443, and my box listens to ssh traffic on the https port. Yay! We mused how many servers listen on 443 to get around corporate firewalls: "probably lots".

I'm still being too stingy to play for flickr premium, and already used monthly download limit with flathunting photos. So I uploaded pictures to webhosting, and then had gf complain that they were too big. (Safari doesn't just sanely resize the picture like Firefox). Luckily imagemagick was a simple apt-get away, and the incantation

for filen in `ls *`; do convert $filen -resize 800x640 $filen; done

did the trick.

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  • Safari doesn't just sanely resize the picture like Firefox.
    You're not supposed to be using dumbnails [] anyway! The width and height on IMG SRC are not for you to scale with!
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Heh, nice coinage. But I'm not doing anything as "clever" as messing with the tags, just dumping a bunch of .jpeg images in a directory and letting Apache serve the directory list...


    • Kudos to your "friend" for the coinage of "dumbnails". That's marvelously evocative and pejorative.
      # I had a sig when sigs were cool
      use Sig;