Thursday, June 7, 2012

Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown? - YouTube

One of the may proofs how Arabs take credit for many of the technological advances  we know now. We use basis they set long ago until this day. Watch this very interesting video about Why is 'x' the unknown for Terry Moore.

How to set the default dictionary in Firefox

Most likely when you have multiple dictionaries, you wont have alot of control on what would the default dictionary be. In order to resolve this issue, we will need to set the default language for the dictionary in the Firefox web configuration screen:

  1. Type  about:config in the URL bar
  2. Search for spellchecker.dictionary
  3. In case you want English to be your default dictionary, you set it to en_US

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Barton Library Dataset

If you are interested in downloading the Barton Libraries Dataset for benchmarking you can use the following link to download the dataset. It actually took me sometime to find it since the default link was not working.

Download the dataset from the Internet Archive



Friday, June 1, 2012

View All Running Processes on Mac OSX

Linux users would notice that the ps command does not behave the same under Mac OSX as it does under linux. It seems that the ps command under Mac OSX uses other parameters in order to for example see all running processes.

For Linux the command to use is
$ps -aux
Under Mac OSX the command to use will be
$ps -eax