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Oct 31, 2008

Ubuntu Bundle and Widget Debugging on YouBundle

Posted by in Programming, Ubuntu, Web Development 1 comment

YouBundle is finally live! I’m currently trying to do 6 dozen different things, including debugging a really annoying “feature” in the Bundle Widget… For some reason, it only occurs on WordPress blogs, and basically, the page’s style sheet/CSS seems to be overriding the Widget CSS, and adding bullet styles to list items, where I really […]


Jun 16, 2008

Apache Virtual Hosts and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy

Posted by in Technology, Ubuntu, Web Development 23 comments

I’ve been wanting to set up a virtual host, with mod_rewrite on my system for a while, so I could have a local copy of my blog with Permalinks, for playing around, and despite a few hiccups, have finally got round to setting it up and implementing it successfully. Creating a Virtual Host Note: The […]


May 31, 2008

Microdia WebCam (0c45:xxxx) experimental drivers – installation and testing Part 1

Posted by in Linux, Technology, Ubuntu 75 comments

Updated 04/04/09 to reflect changes to the installation process. The driver currently supports the following Microdia webcams: 0c45:6240 0c45:6242 0c45:6243 0c45:6248 0c45:624b 0c45:624c 0c45:624e 0c45:624f 0c45:6253 0c45:6260 0c45:6262 0c45:6270 0c45:627a 0c45:627b 0c45:627c 0c45:627f 0c45:6280 0c45:6282 0c45:6283 0c45:6288 0c45:628a 0c45:628b 0c45:628e 0c45:628f 0c45:62a0 0c45:62b0 0c45:62b3 0c45:62ba 0c45:62bb 0c45:62bc 0c45:62be Keep up to date on the current […]


May 12, 2008

Installing and Customizing Skype (and other QT apps) on 64 Bit Ubuntu

Posted by in Ubuntu 2 comments

Skype. Skype, skype, skype… Say it enough times, and it sounds like a nonsensical sound. Mind you, say any word repeatedly, enough times, and it ceases to sound like a real word and becomes gibberish, randomly rolling between toungue and palate like a peanut in a tin can. Try it. “Flannel” is a great word […]


May 11, 2008

Weird Fonts in Ubuntu

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I noticed today that a bunch of applications, and even some web sites were displaying interesting fonts, making the application/web site unusable and unreadable – most notably QT applications. The text rendered like an interesting cross between Hindu and Arabic. This issue just so happened to crop up shortly after transferring a bunch of fonts […]


Apr 30, 2008

Concurrent init.d scripts and HAL initialise error on boot up

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I wanted to see if I could take advantage of my Dual Core CPU during boot time, by enabling concurrent init.d scripts, in the hope this could improve (an already pretty fast) boot time. The implementation is pretty simple – first, I backed up /etc/init.d/rc cd /etc/init.d/ sudo cp rc rc.BAK then set about editing […]


Apr 28, 2008

Using Ubuntu Archive Mirrors, for potentially faster Updates

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Like most other Ubuntu users, I recently upgraded to 8.04 (Hardy Heron), but numerous power cuts, and a sketchy internet connection screwed up the upgrade process, resulting in a horribly drawn out process of reinstalling a fresh copy of 7.10, downloading and installing the updates, and finally the alternate CD for 8.04… but that’s another […]


Apr 27, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Vs. Windows Vista SP1: The big showdown

Posted by in Humour 4 comments

Sorry if you were expecting a substantial research report, but there really is no need for an in depth technical evaluation and comparison. No need to waste your time with specifications and benchmark results. No funky table with the pros and cons of each operating system. All you need do, is watch the following video. […]


Mar 27, 2008

Conky: Dual Core Processors in .conkyrc

Conky: Dual Core Processors in .conkyrc Posted by in Conky, Programming, Technology, Ubuntu 11 comments

OK, this is a bit of a cheeky post, since I’m merely extending a previous post “Conky on Ubuntu 64 Bit – .conkyrc” – or elaborating on it – to clarify setting up .conkyrc for Dual Core Processors – specifically for my AMD Turion 64 X2. I’ve had a few requests specifically about this, so […]


Mar 11, 2008

BOINC and SETI@Home Data Output with Conky

BOINC and SETI@Home Data Output with Conky Posted by in Conky, Programming, Technology, Ubuntu 6 comments

Since my previous article about Conky, Conky on Ubunty 64 Bit – .conkyrc, I’ve been playing around with trying to get Conky to output some BOINC (SETI@Home data), and through a little digging, found a couple of very useful resources. The first being BOINC’s own client_status.xml file, located on Ubunutu in /var/lib/boinc-client/client_status.xml, which contains a […]