Category: linux

So, I’m having a bad server day. It’s my fault, to a large extent. Earlier this year I discovered that my server had been sending daily emails complaining about a problem with one of the mirrored hard-drives, but these were

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The common refrain for people advancing the cause that says that encryption should have government back-doors is that only people with something to hide need to encrypt their work. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to

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I’m in the process of ripping some boxsets of DVDs to Plex, and I thought I should probably document the process. The most obvious thing I’m not using here is Handbrake, which works really well for some people, but I

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Busy fortnight. I’ve got a new address. Istic.Networks ltd has a new trading address, since we’ve joined the Innovation Warehouse. Mostly, this is because I need to manage work/life split a bit better, and having a transitionary commute helps this.

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I had a lovely empire event. It had nice weather, nice people, and things that I wanted to happen happened, and happened well. Most of what I’ve done other than that, though, has been dribs and drabs. I’ve turned my

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The release of a new Debian version is one of those Deep Thought moments. The great machinery has been churning and grinding for seven and a half million years to produce this single result, and it pops out and stands

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Quiet work week, so we’ll skip that. Decided that I’d had enough of print statements, and moved both Lifestream and Lampstand over to use Python logging instead for everything outputty. Lampstand also needs a pass to separate output into levels,

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Code starts in a text editor. Your text editor might be a full IDE, custom built for your language, a vim window with more commands than you can remember, or an emacs with more metakeys than you have fingers. Nowadays,

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So, I’m developing Piracy Inc in Ruby on Rails version 3. Because newness is obviously better, I’m also doing this with a fully integrated IDE, in the form of Netbeans. Currently, the Debugger functionality of Netbeans doesn’t work under Windows

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My small server currently hosts a number of websites. Too many, really, I should get a bigger server. However, I long ago got bored of creating separate site files for every website I host, so I use MassVHost to make

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