Monday, March 30, 2009

WTF has Exchange mail routing gotta do with us?

Note : The following is an inside joke with copious amount of disrespect. However, memebers of MY's OSS Community might understand its insinuations and innuendo.

Well, a member of mucky-muck capable agency kept on biatching about its email system not being able to send to someone.

Note to reduced intelligence person, we do Free/Open Source software and thus MS Exchange does not fall under our care.

After all, taxpayers like me have been funding your mail admins for trainings and such. Perhaps it is high time to live up to expectations.

Being someone who made his living managing (baby-sitting is more like it!)MS Exchange, this Ah Beng already know what's wrong but your admins are as thick as 3-inch concrete. I told them once before.

Guess they are just over zealous in locking down the mail server.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

OO.o 3x has over 50 million downloads

As of February 2009, there are more than 50 million downloads of the 3.x suite. This number does not include that are bundled with Linux distros nor does it include downloads from non-official mirrors.

Truly astonishing stuff. Have a look at

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3.0.1 SVG clipart import bug

The much vaunted SVG import feature of OO.o 3.0.1 seem to be broken, for Linux systems at least as I don't do Windows.

I frequently use cliparts in my documentations and slides, (downloaded from I usually download the full tarball weighing in at about 111MB.

After extracting it, I do my clipart import as usual from the Gallery (create a new theme -> Find all files -> Add all) and lo and behold OO.o took >98% of my CPU resources! After over numerous retries, I finally narrowed it down to issues importing svg cliparts.

So I I just delete all 'em svg's:

# find /opt/openclipart-0.18-full/ -name *.svg -exec rm -rf {} \;

And managed to import all my other cliparts fine i.e. png's, wmf's etc.

The stock OO.o 3.0.1 from Sun's site may seem fine at first glance by importing all of the downloaded cliparts including the svgs's; however, closer inspection will reveal that it simply ignores the svg's.