Monthly Archives: May 2010

readpst

READPST available in normal ubuntu repositories can convert pst files to mbox format for Thunderbird, etc. It works!

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Cobbler on Centos

A couple of things to ensure: * Install the EPEL version of cobbler, NOT the rpmforge version (ideally the EPEL-testing version) * When importing a loopback mounted ISO, it must be the DVD

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Fixing “split” compilation albums in iTunes

If you have self-made compilation albums in iTunes that appear as multiple albums with the same name on your iPhone / iPod, try wiping the “album artist” field even if it appears empty. Select all songs, get info, check the … Continue reading

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gbrainy

gbrainy – GNOME Live!. Brain training for linux (and windows)

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Kanellos the Greek protest dog

Kanellos the Greek protest dog | World news | guardian.co.uk. What a cool dog

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Small bash script to check if a port is open

#!/bin/bash checkport () {  echo | nc -w 1 $1 $2 &> /dev/null  return $? } checkport google.com 801 RES=$? if [ $RES -eq 0 ]; then echo open fi Requires netcat

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screenie – Project Hosting on Google Code

Screenie a small tool to allow you to compose a fancy and stylish screenshots. It is cross-platform (for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X) and very easy to use. You will have an impressive screenshot in just one minute! via … Continue reading

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Get wireless working with Ubuntu 10.04 on the Lenovo S10e

Add b43 to /etc/modules & reboot (also I had better luck with the 2.6.31-20 kernel)

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Experimenting with GNU/Linux: Enhancing terminals with byobu on Ubuntu 9.10

Experimenting with GNU/Linux: Enhancing terminals with byobu on Ubuntu 9.10. A screen enhancement…

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Fix AAC / mp4 playback on squeezeserver

I’d already had a look in the wiki for AAC but that didn’t fix it. The problem was the libraries were compiled for 32 bit, and my server was running on 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10. A question to the forum found … Continue reading

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