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Blackberry Now Supports IDLE on IMAP Accounts

Wahoo! Not sure when it started, but yesterday I noticed IMAP mail was flowing immediately to my Blackberry Curve (I’m a BIS user on T-mobile). Then today, I see this post over at Blackberry Cool which confirms I’m not the only one!

Sync iCal with Google Calendar

Products like Spanning Sync allow you to sync your iCal with your Google calendar. Now Google has a new service called “Google Calendar CalDAV” that allows you to do the same thing. Details at: Enable Google Calendar in iCal I tried it and it works very good. Everything sync’d within a couple of minutes (I […]

Add a Virtual IP Address in Linux

nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 Should look something like this DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=static BROADCAST= HWADDR=00:00:00:00:00:00 IPADDR= NETMASK= NETWORK= ONBOOT=yes Duplicate that and open the new file cp /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 Change device name, set new IP, remove reference to hardware DEVICE=eth0:0 BOOTPROTO=static BROADCAST= IPADDR= NETMASK= NETWORK= ONBOOT=yes

Pause a Linux Shell Script using Sleep

It’s easy to pause a shell script during execution. Just add: sleep 10 (where 10 is the number of seconds you want the script to pause.) Some code for testing would be… #!/bin/sh before=”$(date +%s)” echo $before sleep 3 after=”$(date +%s)” echo $after elapsed_seconds=”$(expr $after – $before)” echo Elapsed time for code block: $elapsed_seconds Have […]