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About a month ago I started to play with QT. I just wanted to quickly pick some random subject and begin instead of waiting for a big idea and doing nothing.

The main idea is a GUI for dict. Edit field, output layout, nothing fancy, trying to be as minimalistic as possible.


  • Html (formatted) layout of dict for better readablility
  • The entry field is a combobox which stores the previous entries
  • Parsing the gcide hits for lists, notes and links.
  • Unit tests for some core functions


source: qdict_r15.tar.bz2

Compile & run



  • Forward/backward buttons if following links
  • Support for more database
  • TCP connection with the server instead of parsing the output of dict
  • Configuration dialog
  • Text autocompletetition
  • Bigger test coverage
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Bash history

I took a look around recently how to make life with bash easier and the help of the history is definitely a key issue.


# enable bash history
set -o history
# bash history file length
export HISTFILESIZE=10000
# multi-line commands are stored in the history
shopt -s cmdhist
# no duplicates and empty lines
export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth
# do not store lines:
export HISTIGNORE="&:ls:[bf]g:exit"
# append the history to the histfile instead of overwriting it.
shopt -s histappend
# update & re-read histfile after every cmd so terminals will share
export PROMPT_COMMAND="history -n; history -a"

Useful keys

ctrl + r : search in history backward
Page up/down : complete command due to history.

For page up/down part, you need to have the following lines in /etc/inputrc:

"\e[5~": history-search-backward
"\e[6~": history-search-forward


Searching for Commands in the History
Keeping bash history in sync on disk and between multiple terminals

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My thesis:

It was about a program I wrote, a maemo statusban plugin, the documentetion and the process I took.  That time I thought that GTK is going down and I my knowledge in it is going to be obsolete soon. But I doubted that at the and of the Uni even with 1-2 years of working experience in the field, one can make some significant research with usable output. So I wrote a small applet and used all my knowledge and help of my friends and ex-colleges I gained.

I got ~1.600 downloads, well, I think it was a success. Other than me and my consultant, I don't thing anyone has ever read my thesis...

link: maemo page


Statusbar plugin for easy drag & drop data sending via Bluetooth, just drag data to the icon.

The following applications are supported yet:

  • osso-notes
  • osso-filemanager
  • dates compiled with dnd
  • osso-addressbook.


  • patch modest to dnd support
  • make pand work.


Ok, here it comes.

This is just another techblog, mainly for fooling around and posting  programming related stuff in order to create a “code portfolio”. But who knows, maybe I'll find this "public jotter" beneficial one day.

So I'm going to post my coding projects and some findings in C, C++, linux, gentoo, QT and KDE.

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