I actually quite like the WP8 user experience. Innovative and different. Not bad for a first attempt.
What’s that? 8th what? Oh well, um…
Most niggles with Nokia Lumia 920 are really niggles with WP8. Most niggles with WP8 are really niggles with Windows NT. Lipstick on a pig.
This Clevo laptop is a new machine and like a lot of new machines, not all of its hardware has drivers in the current stable release of debian.
Happily, there is a driver for its rtl8723ae wireless networking device in the later 3.8 Linux kernel versions. So it’s just a case of installing the package called “kernel-package” and following the instructions in it, to make a new linux-image package with the latest drivers in it.
One small thing which tripped me up is that you usually need to write “make-kpkg –rootcmd fakeroot –initrd kernel-image” now. I forgot the “–initrd” option at first.
I recently switched ISPs at home and now have unlimited high speed broadband.
Finally I can participate in torrenting Linux .ISO images. I always download the latest distros using BitTorrent and can now contribute to the community by seeding the distros I've downloaded.
I have a small (in size and resources) Debian 6.0 headless server at home that I wanted to turn into a torrent box. I'm a big fan of Transmission since it can be managed from the shell, web and Android phone/tablet. Sadly, the Transmission packages in the official Debain squeeze repositories are quite old, 2.03 at the time of writing, and there are no Transmission packages in Debian Backports.
However after flexing my google-fu I found a 3rd party Debian Squeeze repository that includes fairly current (2.73 at the time of writing) Transmission packages specifically for headless use. Yah!Install Transmission Daemon
First become root.sudo -s -H
Add the repository key.apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key 92B84A1E
Add the repository.echo "deb http://apt.balocco.name squeeze main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/balocco.list
Update the package list.apt-get update
Install Transmission.apt-get install transmission-cli transmission-daemon transmission-webinterface Basic Configuration
The Transmission settings can be found in /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json.Information If `transmission-daemon` is running when you make changes to `settings.json` the changes you make will be discarded the next time `transmission-daemon` is started.
Therefore either stop transmission-daemon before you make any changes or you can make the daemon reload settings.json by sending it the SIGHUP signal.Connect from anywhere
If you want to be able to connect to Transmission from anywhere on the Internet stop transmission-daemon, make the following changes to settings.json and then start transmission-daemon."rpc-password": "YourPlainTextPassword", "rpc-username": "YourUsername", "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,
The rpc-username field will need adding but you can edit the existing entry for rpc-password. Enter the rpc-password as a plain text string, Transmission will automatically convert the password to a hash the next time it is started.Connect via a browser
You should now be able to access the Transmission web interface via http://yourhost.example.org:9091. If you didn't change the username and password (you really should) the defaults are:
I have an Android phone and an Android tablet. I use Remote Transmission on my Android devices to manage my torrent box.Connect via the shell
See the GitHub project page for tramission-remote-cli for instructions on how to connect to a remote Transmission daemon.Block List
Regardless of how you intend to use Transmission you should enable a block list, this can be done via settings.json and the web interface. The following block list seems to be recommended.http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=bt_level2&fileformat=p2p&archiveformat=gz
That covers the basics for getting Transmission running on headless Debian 6.0 and how to connect to it from just about anywhere and on any device. I recommend reading the Trasmission Wiki as Transmission is capable of so much more than I have covered in this blog post.
QEMU ssh’es into “host” and opens /path/to/file. For the initial version of this patch you will need to set up ssh-agent access to the remote server.
The motivation behind this patch is to allow libguestfs to access remote disks using ssh the same way we already do with NBD. Secure Shell is ubiquitous, so for the majority of users libguestfs-over-qemu/ssh would let them use disks remotely with zero configuration.
Today, I received a spammy email from an unknown golf club. There was no obvious unsubscribe link or instructions, so I blindly replied with :Hi, Please remove 'xxxxxx' from your mailing list; we've no interest in golf… Thanks, David
They replied with :
But it was actually :
<FONT color=#0000ff size=4 face=”Comic Sans MS”>REMOVED OK</FONT>
So I had to reply with :
<div style=”text-align: center;”><u style=”font-size: 144px; color: rgb(245, 236, 0); font-family: ‘Comic Sans MS’; “><b>Thank you!1!!</b></u></div>
I fear the intricacies of my reply were lost on them.
The first ever CentOS Dojo, a one day training and socalising day dedicated to CentOS and how people use it, will be held at Antwerp, Belgium on the 8th of Apr.
You can see the great speaker lineup on the events page at : http://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Antwerp2013 - we have tried to cover all the major conversation areas around CentOS these days. Ranging from provisioning, management, app deployments, system and virtualisation tuning, virtual infrastructure and more.
Its going to be a great day, register up, and see you all there. And remember, there is an exclusive CentOS Dojo Tshirt for everyone who attends ( plus, there might be more goddies too ).
Jump directly to the registration page : http://centosdojoantwerp2013.eventbrite.com/
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The problem with Apple: if you’re going to have a locked-in ecosystem, you’d better make sure your apps work properly. iTunes is a disaster.
By “Other”, iTunes means “stuff I lost track of, even though my only job is to sync with the iPad”. iTunes, you suck. img.ly/txnt
So, I’ve had a Nexus 4 for a while now … here’s some findings :
Our community is at the heart of how we build Ubuntu. Recently there were some concerns expressed about some aspects of our community and I have been working with various community members and internally at Canonical to resolve some of these issues to make things smoother.
I just wanted to summarize some updates:
I want to get as much feedback on these steps moving forward as well as other ideas and areas in which we can focus. You can always grab me on IRC on freenode (my nick is jono) and I hang out in #ubuntu-community-team. Also feel free to drop me an email and join my regular Q+A session every week. Unfortunately, this week’s Q+A session is canceled as I need to be at an event, but I will be back in the regular slot next week on Wednesday at 7pm UTC on Ubuntu On Air.
There’s something rather swish happened to my wedding photography website. It has a brand new design which I’m really happy with.
So, why the new design? I wanted more space to show off my photographs which is, after all, what it’s all about. Fewer words, more pictures. All the images are now a much larger resolution and I’m pleased with how much better they look. Each image on the home page now links straight to the blog post for that wedding.
I had to produce larger versions of all the images on the site, as I had been rather too efficient when originally uploading them and made images that were too small for the new theme. It was enlightening going back over old images and re-processing them for the new page layouts. I hope you’ll agree that they look even better than before.
The new design is also much more responsive than the old one, so there’s a much better experience browsing the site from mobile devices. The old design worked well enough, but web designers can now do much more for sites viewed on mobile devices. In the last twelve months mobile traffic to my site has increased by over 10%, so I wanted to be sure those users had a great experience.
The site runs WordPress, the open source blogging and content management system. One of the nice things about WordPress is that, for the most part, it separates content from presentation. It’s nowhere near as much work to switch to a new design than back in the good old days of hand-crafted HTML. It’s still not exactly easy, as things like widgets and custom menus need changing when you move theme.
Anyway, I hope you like the new design!Pin It
This script below lets you test changes while continuing to work on code. Let’s say that your test suite takes quite a while to run (hello, libguestfs). You can do:$ test-change make check
The script copies the whole current directory into a temporary directory and runs the check in there. You still have to open a new terminal to run the tests, but the tests can go ahead while you continue working.#!/bin/bash - # Copy current directory to a temporary, # then run the test command on that copy, # and report the results. # by Richard W.M. Jones <email@example.com> # # Usage (from current directory): # test-change command [args ...] # eg: # test-change make check echo "Copying original directory; wait a moment ..." d=`mktemp -d` trap "rm -rf $d" EXIT INT TERM QUIT cp -a . $d cd $d echo "Original directory copied, starting test." echo "You can carry on working now." sleep 1 # Run the test command. "$@"