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How to Enable Spell Check in X-Chat IRC Client

Ever since I started using windows I had to switch for irssi to X-chat for my irc client. I know there is a irssi for Windows but it lacked many of the features the Linux version has. So anyway, I am a horrible speller so I decided I needed spell check on X-Chat. Turns out it is pretty easy to do so I decided to make a quick post on the steps.

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How to Get Email Notifications from Subversion on Commits

I recently was asked by some guys on my team if it was possible to get email notifications for every commit to svn with a description of what was removed, what was committed and a diff if possible. Now it seems like this would be easy and maybe even built into subversion so I checked into that first. There was a ruby script which can be made as a hook-script which is supposed to send email notifications. I spent quite some time trying to get it to work and didn’t have much luck so I decided to research some other options. I ran across a python program which was written specifically for this task called svnmailer.

Below I will detail the steps needed to get svnmailer working on your system:

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Modify Every Row In A MySQL Table By Adding Data To The Front Of Each Column

Last night I was working on a project for a customer where the application was going to reference external images after the changes I made. One of the custom parts of the project included modifying the thousands of rows that currently existed in the MySQL database. I needed away to modify one of the columns in a MySQL database table by adding data to the front of that column in each row.

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Install Brother MFC-5890CN On 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate

I needed to scan some documents to my 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate laptop earlier today at the computer shop so I had to install the shop’s MFC-5890CN printer/scanner/fax. The CD that came with the Brother MFC-5890CN device did not include Windows 7 drivers in 32-Bit or 64-Bit format but I was able to locate the drivers on the web. The instructions below will assist installing the device on Windows 7 64-Bit including the ability to scan documents and images from the MFC-5890CN device to your Windows 7 computer.

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Modify MFC-5890CN Scan Import To Open Adobe Photoshop Instead Of Microsoft Paint

Earlier today I needed to scan in a receipt at the computer shop so I needed to configure the Brother MFC-5980CN all in one printer on my laptop. One of the things that always gets on my nerves about scanning in documents on most scanners is that by default it opens Microsoft Paint which is the worst application for image editing. Below are directions on how to modify the default application for scanning in images on the MFC-5980CN printer from MS Paint to Photoshop.