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A MySQL schema for the domestic part of the geonames database. If you find any errors, please leave a comment below.

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If moving up the hierarchy of needs causes more worries (like environmentalism:

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Taking the “fully automatic level” idea to the next level.

I especially like the self-referential Mario covering Anime covering Megaman 2 and the Mario covering Anime covering Mario.

Ma Hua

2008 May 26

Chinese version of the old fashioned donut

洋货市场, Tanggu, Tianjin, China

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Based on the name, the dkms-ndiswrapper-1.48-1.fc8.rf claims to support Fedora 8. It is the latest version from the yum repository. Unfortunately, it no longer seems to compile (much less install) correctly.

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A dip in Google search traffic during the three minute moment of silence on May 19 mourning the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake.

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I found this command line online for converting videos to H263 .3gp files in Linux:

ffmpeg -i inputfile.avi -s qcif -vcodec h263 -acodec mp3 -ar 8000 -ab 32 -y outputfile.3gp

It seems to be a bit out of date, as it gives:

WARNING: The bitrate parameter is set too low. It takes bits/s as argument, not kbits/s
Unknown encoder 'mp3'

Those two problems are easily fixed:

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Google AdSense for Search has a "Open results within my own site" option, which allows you to display search results within pages on your own site using javascript. By default, it relies on a "q=" GET parameter, which conflicts with Drupal.

You can get around this problem by renaming Google's "q" parameter to "as_q"

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