Changing IE spinning logo and title

This tweak will change the animated bitmap image that displays when IE (or Outlook Express) is busy. This tweak also removes or changes the branding string added to the window title ( Figure 2 ). To restore the defaults, delete the five values listed below. To use custom animated images (for instance, a spinning globe), first create 20- by 20-pixel and 38- by 38-pixel static bitmap images. Then create a bitmap image 20 pixels wide and a multiple of 20 pixels high, with each successive frame of animation positioned below the previous. Then create a 38-pixel-wide animated bitmapped image in the same way.

Ripping CD's to MP3 (on Windows)

For use on Windows platforms I use Free MP3 Rip from

My Settings are:
In CD | Options menu option

* on the General Tab, select Default Encoding Format MP3.

* on the Output Path Tab, I choose for Path Extension and File Name Extension (3 – Both)

* on the Encoding Tab, I choose a 192 Min bitrate.

Then simply load a CD, Select All songs (with the green tick), and then Rip to Default Format (the CD icon).

HTML (ampersand) Character Codes

· (·) Middle Dot
• (•) Bullet, black small circle
« («) Left-pointing double angle quotation mark
» (») Right-pointing double angle quotation mark

Development Software Suite As At 26 June 2004

Java J2SDK 1.4.2_4
Tomcat 5.0.25
JSTL 1.1
MySQL 5.0.20

Apache HTTP 2.0.49
PHP 4.3.7
PHPMyAdmin 2.5.7

Eclipse 3.0

Eclipse 3.0 was released today.
PHP 5.0 is in RC3
MySQL 4.1.2 is still in Alpha

Adding a second IP address to Linux Server

If say you want to run apache and tomcat both on port 80 (default), you can create a seperate IP address on an internal network.

For RedHat Distros

$ cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/
$ more ifcfg-eth0:0


$ ifup-aliases eth0

Changing A Server's Timezone

For RedHat 9

$ redhat-config-date (except this requires X)


$ clock
$ rm /etc/localtime
$ ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Brisbane /etc/localtime
$ /usr/bin/rdate -s
$ /sbin/hwclock –systohc

The last two commands can be added to cron for regular syncing with running ntp

0,30 * * * * /usr/bin/rdate -s >/dev/null 2>&1
1,31 * * * * /sbin/hwclock –systohc >/dev/null 2>&1