Archive for October, 2007

Wiring

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

I’ve got a home project to run more network cable here lately and found techtoolsupply to be an interesting resource for network and other cabling supplies. I don’t recall who I ordered from last time, it’s been several years (and those big spools of cable last for years unless you do a LOT of cabling.) [...]

Metapackages in Ubuntu for new system provisioning

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

In ubuntu/debian linux software installs, there are such things as “metapackages” which is a package that just describes what OTHER packages it “needs”. For instance in ubuntu, the kubuntu-desktop package is just such a package – when choosing it, it installs everything necessary for the kubuntu desktop/customizations to install. So, I was hit with an [...]

Comment Spam

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Deleting TONS of comment spam that had slipped in unnoticed in the last couple months. I may have to generically disable pingbacks as well as comments. (Sad…) I hope I haven’t dumped legit comments in the purge, but…. really life is to short to spend too much time filtering it manually.    Send article as [...]

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