This post came about due to an issue with NetworkManager connecting to our wpa-enterprise authenticated network at work, but demonstrates that there is more than one choice when it comes to almost everything on Linux. It’s not too fiddly, and I’ll hopefully have a rebuild of Ubuntu incorporating these changes within 24 hours. First off, […]
So far this weekend I have: Built a webserver out of the useable parts from my dead PC (and the case of another less powerful machine). Set up webmin on all my Linux machines and built a webmin cluster. Copied 10gb of music (the stuff I actually listen to) onto my new laptop. Rebuilt my […]
On Sunday I finally got round to replacing my dead desktop computer. As planned, I ditched the idea of buying another desktop, and decided to get something that would replace both the dead PC and my slowly dying 5 year old laptop. I ended up with a Sony Vaio laptop that is far more powerful […]
EfficientPC are now selling USB devices pre-installed with Ubuntu (from 2gb up to 16gb). I blogged about how to make these last week (see here), but this gives another option for people who don’t already have the hardware/software required to make their own.
I’ve not blogged about Ubiquity for a while. It’s a Firefox extension that I use every day to do all sorts of things (updating twitter and complex calculations mainly). The latest version is out today, and has gone a long way towards making it ready for the masses to use.
This week I’ve been looking at ways of setting up alerts that only actually happen when I’m sitting in front of my computer to read them. This has lead to me using xmessage. For example: xmessage -center Hello! This is a message created using xmessage & This would give me a message popping up with […]
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I’ve just mixed a whole load of previously unheard music from Jamendo in with my usual playlist in Rhythmbox. I’m not going to try and describe any of these (apart from calling them indescribable), but I think there are things here that people will like. The Broken Symphony by Degiheugi Lost Horizon by Chronique  […]
I’ve written these instructions (371.6 KB PDF) for work, but think they might be useful in all sorts of other situations. Basically it boils down to: Use Ubuntu Customization Kit to update all the packages in Ubuntu and add/remove packages as required. Use the USB creating tool in Ubuntu 8.10 to transfer your newly created […]
I’ve now (finally) got two-way OpenID support built into this installation of wordpress. What this means is: I can log into sites like Livejournal using my account from teknostatik.co.uk. Not that useful, but fairly impressive. Anyone who has an account with Livejournal, or a Gmail account, or one of a number of other things can […]