Convert a b2evolution blog to WordPress

About a week ago I decided to move my blog from b2evolution (hosted by Ikke) to WordPress. I found a convertor-script here, but it didn’t work for my version of b2evolution (and WordPress). So I started hacking away with my beginner-php-skills and adapted the script. Some ‘features’: It transfers your user, posts, comments and categories Comments by b2evolution blog members are translated to normal comments, using the nicknames, e-mailadresses and url’s from the users table.
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Emerge depclean caused troubles: a fix without using a live-cd

I have been cleaning up and updating my Gentoo Linux system over the last few days. Tonight I decided to do a emerge -v depclean. Unfortunately this messed up my coreutils (I couldn’t use ls, mv, cp, …). The error I got was: error while loading shared libraries: libacl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Because of this error, I couldn’t fix the problem by re-emerging coreutils without acl support.
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WVS openingsvergadering

Vorig jaar was een kalm jaar voor de VTK-WVS (VTK-Werkgroep Vrije Software), maar dit jaar zouden we er terug goed willen invliegen. Daarom organiseren we een openingsvergadering (affiche: PDF, ODG) op donderdag 26 oktober om 20u in VTK-Rood. Ben jij zo iemand die liever een PDF dan een Word-document in z’n mailbox krijgt? Ben je al een doorwinterde kernel-hacker of heb je net je eerste stapjes gezet in de wondere wereld van GNU/Linux en dergelijke?
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Songbird Test Flight

Just a quick post to shed some attention on Songbird, a music player that’s built on the same base as Firefox and claims to ‘Play the web’. I came across a link to this screencast last week and decided to give it a try. Some screenshots: The default skin Surfing, using the alternative skin The Mini-Player The verdict: Songbird misses some basic features to become my number one music player:
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Boekentoren genomineerd voor monumentenstrijd

De Gentse boekentoren is genomineerd voor de Monumentenstrijd van een! Slechts de helft van de 30 genomineerde monumenten zal doorgaan naar de tweede ronde: de 15 monumenten die het meeste stemmen krijgen. Spread the news dus, en stem! (Meteen de reden waarom ik dit op Planet UGent wil krijgen :-p ). Voor de fanatici: In de downloads sectie van monumentenstrijd.be vind je het nodige promotiemateriaal.

Fuse and FCO’s

A few days ago Ikke was experimenting with FUSE. I had read about FUSE on Planet Gnome, but I never really looked into its possibilities. It seems though that FUSE could provide a solution for the first problem I mentioned at the end of my previous post. Writing a FUSE filesystem doensn’t seem to be all that hard, and there are Python bindings too! (mmmm, Python :-p ) But the more I think about this, and the more I discuss it with Ikke, the more I’m convinced that this ‘magic’ directory should do a lot more than just move files.
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Automatic file-sorting

My home directory is a mess. I have all kinds of files on my Desktop, in my downloads directory, in a Media directory, everywhere. The reason for this is that I’m too lazy to move new files into their appropriate directories. Especially when I’m downloading stuff. The ideal situation would be to have all my videos inside my Media/Video directory, my music inside my Media/Music directory (preferably inside an artist/album subdirectory), images in another directory, screenshots inside a subdirectory of that image directory, etc.
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Tired of cleaning up the spam here

While I don’t use this blog very often, it has been four months since my previous post, I have to clean about 10 spam messages here every single day. This has been going on for a while now, and I’m sick and tired of it. So I did a little google search for anti-comment-spam plugins. It seems like these plugins are my only hope. This one, and this this one are interesting in particular.
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Remote X on Nokia 770: schreenshots

Due to the fact that the screenshot tool had a bug at the time I gave remote X windows a try on the N770, I could’t post any ‘proof’. But, that screenshot-bug has been solved, and I connected my N770 to the fresh install of Ubuntu Linux so I could take shoot some screens. It took me about 4 minutes to make my N770 talk to the pc (Ubuntu recognised my usb bluetooth key immediately, it really wasn’t hard at all).
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Remote X sessions on Nokia 770

Some topics on internettablettalk.com have great views on what the N770 might have to offer in the future. One nice possibility is forwarding X sessions to a N770. I started with forwarding Gedit from my pc to my N770, but later on I had a go at ‘oowriter2’ (OpenOffice.org 2 Writer), Supertux and The Gimp. My experiences about those apps on the N770 are at the end of this post. First I’ll tell you how to try it yourself.
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