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July, 2010


Bitlbee wont update (due to status).

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Today I noticed that Bitlbee didnt update my twitter lines..

I noticed that my away state was still filled with the away message. So I did the folowing to undo it.

11:30 <          pieter@> set status
11:30 <           root@> status = `away’
11:30 <          pieter@> help set status
11:30 <           root@> Type: string
11:30 <           root@> Scope: both
11:30 <           root@>
11:30 <           root@> Certain protocols (like Jabber/XMPP) support status messages,
similar to away messages. They can be used to
indicate things like your location or activity, without showing up as away/busy.
11:30 <           root@>
11:30 <           root@> This setting can be used to set such a message.
It will be available as a per-account setting for protocols
that support it, and also as a global setting (which will then
automatically be used for all protocols that  support it).
11:30 <           root@>
11:30 <           root@> Away states set using /away or the away setting will override this setting.
To un-set the setting, use set -del status.
11:30 <         pieter@> set -del  status
11:30 <           root@> Setting changed successfully
11:31 <          pieter@> account off
11:31 <          pieter@> account on

And everything worked normall again.

My Irssi with screen tabbar (within bash)

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My fav Irssi theme

The code you need to place in .screenrc in your root:

#change the hardstatus settings to give an window list at the bottom of the
#screen, with the time and date and with the current window highlighted
hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus string ‘%{= kG}[ %{G} %{g}][%= %{= kw}%?%-Lw%?%{r}(%{W}%n*%f%t%?(%u)%?%{r})%{w}%?%+Lw%?%?%= %{g}][%{B}%l%{g}][%{W} %d/%m/%Y %{W}%c:%s %{g}]’

My Fav Irssi scripts

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Here are the Irssi scripts I mostly use

You can download most of  them from: web::irssi::scripts.

  • adv_windowlist| statusbar enhancement | Dwnld
  • crapbuster | removes CRAP or CLIENTCRAP messages from your buffer
  • friends | maintains list of people you know | Dwnld
  • hilightwin | print hilighted messages to window named hilight
  • nm | right aligned nicks depending on longest nick
  • screen_away | set (un)away, if screen is attached/detached
  • scriptassist  | keeps your scripts on the cutting edge
  • trackbar | shows a bar where youve last read a window
  • usercount | adds a usercount for a channel as a statusbar item

Redirect to my blog

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This blog was created in the directory /blog/ so we needed to ad a little piece of code to redirect browsers to this blog.

So instead of going to you can also browse to to get on this blog.

Edit (when your on blinkenshell):


and add:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV=”REFRESH” content=”0; url=http://[YOUR.USERNAME]”>

Sure there are many other way’s to do this..

Disable comments in WordPress

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Ofcourse you can disable the comments in the admin dashboard

Settings > Discussion >
[ ] Allow people to post comments on new articles

But on some themes it will still show up on your blog.

So I took a dive into my theme files:


and took the comment text out of:

comments.php and index.php


Pieter’s irssi guide

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Well actualy not a guide but more a linklist 🙂

^Yeah that

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Thanks to me, myself and I this blog is rebuild from scratch.

Murpphy’s law kicked in so I needed to dive a little deeper into the pile of coding. WordPress, .htacces and my fat fingers in the database are not a good combination.

Anway, its up and running now and is seems like a good thing to start fresh.