For the past few years I have been using Kubuntu on the computers I use. When I got a netbook earlier this year I found that the Kubuntu netbook version did not work too well on my machine and I switched to using Ubuntu Netbook Edition instead. Last month the new version of Ubuntu was [...]
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The laptop I have been using as my main machine for a few years now has been struggling – it is four and a half years old – and I decided that it would be best to replace it before it failed. I have been looking at options for a while and I decided that [...]
WordPress 2.6 has been released. I have upgraded this blog – a rather quick and easy process. Also, I have moved server recently. Hopefully everything is up and working correctly. If not let me know. The move was fairly painless – just a little while spent working out where all the setting were kept.
The new version of WordPress adds additional protection for cookies. It is very much worth adding the config option mentioned, since it helps protect against problems where a database have already been compromised. Hot on the heels of WordPress 2.5.0 is the security update – WP 2.5.1. Rumours that I have as many draft posts [...]
The new version (2.5) of WordPress came out recently. Upgrading this blog went smoothly. The most noticeable change is the redesign to the admin section. It is certainly a big improvement on the old.
Photos: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 My Route From waking up on Saturday morning I was never feeling too great and this was reflected in my run. While my navigation and route choice was ok, I never managed to get a decent pace going. For the first couple of controls my [...]
I have been using Minefield for a while. This will be released as Firefox 3 at some stage next year and there have been some good improvements. Recently I switched to using this runscript to solve the problems of using the non-default Firefox. Through the -no-remote switch I can also use Firefox 2 at the [...]
I noted in the tech press last week that Automattic had acquired Gravatar. Matt has posted the code to enable gravatars on his blog. I rather like the idea behind gravatars and have enabled them on this blog.
Tip #6 : Enhancing WordPress administration: Whenever I update a WordPress blog I think how overly complicated the ‘Write Post’ page is. There are lots of different pieces that you could use – most of which I have never had cause to touch. The post linked to suggests using Clutter Free to improve matters and, [...]
As with many people, my computer rarely gets turned off. It was with interest that I noted the following coming through the blog world in the last week. Less Watts This site, from Intel, describes methods available to reduce power consumption on all types of machines running Linux. Available is software and tips that work [...]
Recently the importance of making regular backups of important data was brought home to me. My desktop machine has two, old 40GB drives in it and one of them failed. It seems to have died completely – certainly I have not been able to get it to mount using any of the commonly available tools. [...]
Last week the new version, Feisty Fawn, of Kubuntu was released. For this new version there had been the release of an upgrade tool. The aim of this tool was to make the Edgy -> Feisty upgrade easy. For me the upgrade process was not quite as smooth as they seem to suggest.
I cannot remember where I got the first of these tips from, but I really am grateful for learning of it. I spend a fair amount of time ssh-ing into various machine I use. Having to type out the full command ‘ssh [machine name]‘ is quite annoying – especially as some of the full machine [...]