not-a-blog, not-a-service, not-a-clue.

## Adding a form to webmark

Webmark is my slightly hacked-together system for producing PDFs from a Web Form. As it was intended to be entirely stateless, single-use, and to require no connection between input and output, except for some fields, it was never designed to hold schema information or metadata, so there’s a little duplication of effort in adding a form to the system. Still, it was designed so that this task could be done with zero code modification.

Written by gdutton

28 January 2009 at 2011

Posted in RAT

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## Passive Monitoring

Familiar?

 Profile Translation WARNING 1/4 WARNING: Service checked passively

If you’re getting this warning for a service which is checked passively by default, the solution is simple: just disable active checking!

It seems as if a more appropriate message would be something along the lines of “WARNING: cannot perform active checking” or similar. Still, now I know, if it saves someone else attempting to re-enable every option three times over… or reading documentation…

Written by gdutton

28 January 2009 at 1933

Posted in DICE

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## offlineimap and alpine

Edit: The future is here! I’ve shortened my wishlist since OfflineIMAP now supports the IDLE command.

Further Edit: Kerberos instructions for Mac OS now available

For some time I’ve been meaning to make use of some sort of mail caching, in order to use my favourite email client whilst offline.  The end result of this process is that my incoming mail now takes a somewhat circuitous route of:

imap server
|
offlineimap - local uw-imapd - alpine
|
local cache

on my laptop.

Written by gdutton

14 January 2009 at 1619

## bash completion

A fantastic way to save typing, I find that this is also a huge timesaver when learning new commands. I’ll freely admit that I’ve become a little dependent.

On DICE: ensure you have the latest bash-completion-*.inf package installed (most do). Then, simply add the following to your ~/.brc:

Written by gdutton

14 January 2009 at 0734