Sunday, June 29, 2008

imap to text messaging

A few days ago I got unlimited text messaging for my cell phone. This is a new thing for me. One feature that I didn't know that I was going to get is the ability to receive a text message that is sent to me via e-mail ( though not to send a text message to e-mail w/o getting an extra charge ).

I got to thinking that it would be nice to able to get e-mail through my phone while away from my computer. Ideally the technique for doing this would be independent of my email provider. After searching for and failing to find a program that would do this I ended up writing a python script that would monitor my IMAP inbox and send me a text message whenever a new entry appeared. The program is available in github:


Monday, June 9, 2008

building knowit 0.11a1 on ubuntu 8.04

downloaded knowit-0.11a1.tar.bz2
ran make -f Makefile.cvs - this failed due to tool versioning problems and missing automake
sudo apt-get automake
edited admin/ to fix versioning problems
make -f Makefile.cvs
sudo make install

can now run /usr/bin/knowit

building knowit on ubuntu 8.04

downloaded stable knowit
./configure failed with following error message:
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!

Installed the following packages using synaptic:
qt3-devtools (may not have needed this one)

sudo make install


can now run knowit as /usr/local/kde/bin/knowit