Thursday, June 25, 2009

Some Small Tips (but useful enough)

Some while ago there is a threat and discussion in openSUSE mailing list about the slowness of Firefox initiation after someone start it (click the icon). Sankar gave the solution that actually very useful to clean the the sqlite database within the Firefox. This will compact the disk blocks of your sqlite database and from then on, Firefox will start noticeably faster if your are a long time user.

The command is simple and run as normal user:
1. Shutdown the Firefox
2. Go to ~/.mozilla directory
3. From the konsole run "find . -name '*.sqlite' -exec sqlite3 '{}' 'VACUUM;' \;" without the quote

Try it and you will see the different. You can use it as much as you like if you use Firefox heavily :-)

Another tips here is about how to determine the date of installation or file system creation. Well, even that it is a bit tricky and actually I still try to find the exact answer, maybe you can use the date when you create your partition for you Linux installation. Assuming this is what you want, we can use the command below from the terminal/konsole as root.

1. su
2. find your / partition with "df -h"
3. assuming your / partition is /dev/sda2 run "dumpe2fs /dev/sda2 | grep "created""

change sda2 with your / partition
Try it, and till then have a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Busy Mode On!

I've been a bit busy lately. There are at least 3 projects I should manage to work on. In one project I become a Project Manager (technical side also), and in the other two I join as a member. So in the second half of 2009 I already fully booked ;)

The project that I act as a project manager is development of 3 crisis center/emergency operation center in 3 provinces in Indonesia. I should prepare our engineer to install asterisk, heartbeat and working with programmer to prepare some GIS and database software for the center. Sound interesting.

In the second project, I join with some experts in education to prepare a design of e-learning system for education quality enhancement for elementary and junior-high schools in one province in Indonesia.

In the last project I should help a team of programmer to prepare the infrastructure for customize service for a new GSM handset type that will be launched in Indonesia at the Q3 of this year.

Maybe you will not see many articles in this blog or in my other blog for the next couple of months. I promise to use my free time to write anything and hope I can put in in my blog later on.

Have a lot of fun!