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Invasion of the evil androids

Google says you are too stupid to rule your own life.  They say this by their Android phone operating system, in which they do not give you, the owner and operator of the device, root permissions.  This means: You cannot … Continue reading

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Computer insomnia

I updated my Ubuntu system installation on a laptop.  This went fine.  I installed more memory.  This went well.  But on the second day, I discovered that my laptop had insomnia.  It could not sleep.  Close the lid?  It’s still … Continue reading

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December is a bad month for Linux system administration

The system load for Linux is an indication of how busy the system is, and how long you are going to wait to get something done.  When the load is 0.0, that means that the system is ready to do … Continue reading

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MD and LVM ate my file system … and gave it back

So we have this computer that has two 250Gb disks. In the interest of keeping the data, for evah I set them up as RAID1 using Linux MD RAID. This was cool. Much as a proper technical person does not … Continue reading

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Loading progress display with mod_fcgid using mod_deflate

When you run your processes with mod_fcgid under apache, one of the problems is that you cannot usefully run flush() to send buffered output through to the client. The reason for this is that the fastcgi interface doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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Compiling deb with debian/rules in parallel

Make supports parallel compiling, with the Linux kernel compile recommending you make use of your expensive CPU cores something like this: make -j 4 You can even do that if you don’t have a multiprocessor system, since you have a … Continue reading

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Windows Apps for Linux make Linux horrible

InstallShield is a wonderful tool … on Windows.  In a previous decade, I used it to install some bloatware I wrote that wasn’t about to be installed any other way. Since Windows has no standards and no proper scripting (especially … Continue reading

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