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Updated SELFHTML 8.1 Debian Package

SELFHTML is a very popular German (X)HTML reference and tutorial which also covers CSS, JavaScript and related technologies.
Today, I have updated the SELFHTML Debian package to the new upstream version 8.1 (I'm the Debian maintainer of the SELFHTML package).
It's probably too late for the upcoming sarge release, but at least the package is now available for those who use unstable (and testing, soon).

My Updated .vimrc File

I have updated my .vimrc quite a lot recently and I uploaded the new version today.

The file is well-documented (IMHO at least) and contains some very handy abbreviations, short-cuts, typo-fixes and miscellaneous configuration settings which I deem very important for effective text editing. On every new Unix/Linux account I first download my vimrc (as well as my .bashrc, and my .muttrc) from my homepage to have a somewhat sane working environment...

Note: The .bashrc and .muttrc files are quite outdated at the moment, but I intend to update them soon, too. I'll announce the new versions on my config-files page.

Censorzilla - Words You Can't Say on teh Intarweb

Jamie Zawinski, former Netscape employee and later Mozilla hacker, has a nice list of "outtakes" from the Netscape 3.x/4.x source code, i.e., code comments which were removed before the Netscape code was released and then became Mozilla. Makes an interesting read.

I hates Lucas! I hates it forever!

Someone seems to hate George Lucas.

MediaWiki 1.5alpha1

MediaWiki 1.5alpha1, the first unstable release of the 1.5 series of the software that runs WikiPedia, is out.

There's some important release notes there:

** WARNING: USE OF THIS ALPHA RELEASE MAY INFEST YOUR HOUSE WITH **
** TERMITES, ROT YOUR TEETH, GROW HAIR ON YOUR PALMS, AND PASTE **
** INNUENDO INTO YOUR C.V. RIGHT BEFORE A JOB INTERVIEW! **
** DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU, MAN. WE TOTALLY DID RIGHT HERE. **

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