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* I have 3 soundcards at the moment: my webcam, my headset and my "normal" soundcard. How can I tell kmix to use one specifc?
 
* I have 3 soundcards at the moment: my webcam, my headset and my "normal" soundcard. How can I tell kmix to use one specifc?
 
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== How To Speak More Wisely ==
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It had been three weeks since my throat started to feel sore, and it wasnt getting better. The pain was most acute when I spoke. So I decided to spend a few days speaking as little as possible. Every time I had the urge to say something, I paused for a moment to question whether it was worth irritating my throat.
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/How-To-Speak-More-Wisely-86itqo.html How To Speak More Wisely]]
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
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== Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer ==
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A few years ago, Debbie Tenzer was feeling overwhelmed by all the crises in the news. But rather than give in to despair, she thought, Maybe I cant solve our big problems, but I know I can do something.
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/Little-Things-You-Can-Do-to-Make-the-World-a-Lot-Nicer-PxxL5F.html Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer]]
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
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== The Art of Motivating Employees ==
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Could a simple five-minute interaction with another person dramatically increase your weekly productivity?In some employment environments, the answer is yes, according to Wharton management professor Adam Grant. Grant has devoted significant chunks of his professional career to examining what motivates workers in settings that range from call centers and mail-order pharmacies to swimming pool lifeguard squads.
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/The-Art-of-Motivating-Employees-oTveQ5.html The Art of Motivating Employees]]
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
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== Researchers Nurture Innovative Biofuel Crops in Israels Desert ==
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Fears of global warming and its impact on our environment have left scientists scrambling to decrease levels of atmospheric carbon we humans produce. Now, Tel Aviv University researchers are doing their part to reduce humanitys carbon footprint by successfully growing forests in the most unlikely place deep in Israels Aravah Desert.
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/Researchers-Nurture-Innovative-Biofuel-Crops-in-Israels-Dese-DJR.html Researchers Nurture Innovative Biofuel Crops in Israels Desert]]
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]
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== Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert ==
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Two metres below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an oasis of microorganisms. Researchers from the Center of Astrobiology (Spain) and the Catholic University of the North in Chile have found it in hypersaline substrates thanks to SOLID, a detector for signs of life which could be used in environments similar to subsoil on Mars.
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/Microbial-Oasis-Discovered-Beneath-the-Atacama-Desert-WWstX4.html Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert]]
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[[http://goodvillenews.com/wk.html GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]]

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Ideas/Criticism on this wiki

  • file uploads on this wiki must be possible, or at least image embedding - like all editing, available to logged in users
  • let us not make tons of translations - with the Translate extension, translations are easily maintained, and Special:myLanguage makes them transparently available
  • after reading http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL, how did you accomplish the short URL and is this sustainable?
  • I would like to have boxes around
pre-tagged content
Use the templates {{Input|1=}} and {{Output|1=}} in preference to <pre>

as on http://www.staerk.de/thorsten/index.php/C_Programming_Tutorial#First_program

  • the pre-tagged text should be able to expand to a higher width than the KDE logo graphic - Using the templates, the full width of the page is available
  • pre-tagged content should scale, but does not as this example shows:
on a large-enough screen you should be able to see this line without scrolling, but you are not. - Make sure you are using the Chihuahua theme - I can see it all

new articles

Here are articles that I want to write.

AutoStart

Quieten a computer

You work in an office with colleagues and you do not want to disturb them with your computer making sound. You want to quieten your computer

controlling a cluster

You have a cluster of 16 servers and want to send commands to all servers at once? Not a problem with KDE 3.5. Use konsole and open 16 tabs, log in to each server on a special tab. Use one tab to send input to all tabs (right-click onto the tab -> send input to all sessions).

Problems I found:

  • sometimes you forget that you are sending the input to all servers, this can lead to unpredictable behavior :(
  • sometimes you change tabs and forget you have done this :(
  • it is tedious to open 16 tabs and log in on every one to a dedicated server
  • automated login via dcop does not work with KDE 4
  • the "tab" key on your keyboard for auto-completion may display different results on different servers
  • the cursor keys on your keyboard for command-repetition may display different results on different servers
  • forgetting to end the "send input to all sessions" mode may lead to unpredictable behavior
  • the commands may need different time to return on different hosts (especially downloading; if 16 servers download at the same time, the network delivers unpredictable response times)
  • you will not see if the sessions answer differently (e.g. error on only one server)
  • if you detach a tab, the input will continue to be sent there

KDE Questions

  • I have 3 soundcards at the moment: my webcam, my headset and my "normal" soundcard. How can I tell kmix to use one specifc?
    • systemsettings

How To Speak More Wisely

It had been three weeks since my throat started to feel sore, and it wasnt getting better. The pain was most acute when I spoke. So I decided to spend a few days speaking as little as possible. Every time I had the urge to say something, I paused for a moment to question whether it was worth irritating my throat.

[How To Speak More Wisely]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer

A few years ago, Debbie Tenzer was feeling overwhelmed by all the crises in the news. But rather than give in to despair, she thought, Maybe I cant solve our big problems, but I know I can do something.

[Little Things You Can Do to Make the World a Lot Nicer]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

The Art of Motivating Employees

Could a simple five-minute interaction with another person dramatically increase your weekly productivity?In some employment environments, the answer is yes, according to Wharton management professor Adam Grant. Grant has devoted significant chunks of his professional career to examining what motivates workers in settings that range from call centers and mail-order pharmacies to swimming pool lifeguard squads.

[The Art of Motivating Employees]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

Researchers Nurture Innovative Biofuel Crops in Israels Desert

Fears of global warming and its impact on our environment have left scientists scrambling to decrease levels of atmospheric carbon we humans produce. Now, Tel Aviv University researchers are doing their part to reduce humanitys carbon footprint by successfully growing forests in the most unlikely place deep in Israels Aravah Desert.

[Researchers Nurture Innovative Biofuel Crops in Israels Desert]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]

Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert

Two metres below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an oasis of microorganisms. Researchers from the Center of Astrobiology (Spain) and the Catholic University of the North in Chile have found it in hypersaline substrates thanks to SOLID, a detector for signs of life which could be used in environments similar to subsoil on Mars.

[Microbial Oasis Discovered Beneath the Atacama Desert]

[GoodvilleNews.com - good, positive news, inspirational stories, articles]


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