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Wordpress code/pre tags

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More things for posterity, as I had to search several times to find what I wanted…

Grails on Ubuntu Hardy

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Just for the posterity of the Internet, and because I didn’t find an immediately useful answer when searching with Google…

Ruby problems

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Interesting post at Matasano with details about some possibly exploitable bugs in Ruby. I’m glad I’m not currently supporting any Ruby on Rails apps, I’m sur...

FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0

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There are pending releases of both FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0 coming up – current schedules put 6.3 just before Xmas and 7.0 in mid-January. I’d expect these to sli...

Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) has been released - there are news articles everywhere, even in the mainstream press. I’ve been running the beta for a couple of w...

VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty)

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Just to increase the Google weight of the page, there are great instructions on how to get current VMware Server running on current Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) on t...

New laptop

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I bought a new laptop. I wanted something quite small, but still very powerful. Something with “inner bigness”, if you will. I wanted it small so I could eas...

Sun Java on RedHat and time zones

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For future reference, when updating the time zone on a RedHat machine running Sun’s Java it is not sufficient to update /etc/localtime, you also have to upda...

Telus cel porn

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So Telus is selling porn on cel phones. Apparently some people have problems with this. I’m not entirely sure what the basis of Tod’s objection is, I’ve left...