Archive for June, 2009

25 Jun 2009


[edit: a home has been found] Free to good home, one Intel 510T 22 port switch. (There are a couple of dead ports but its otherwise fine – no glitches or anything). I’ve just replaced my home ethernet switch – I was using 5 ports, and most of my wired machines have gigabit now. Yay. […]

21 Jun 2009


What is it with pc vendors that they make selecting machines by fairly useless things like model number (e.g. shuttle), or a hacky fugly hierarchy (e.g. auspcmarket) easy, but by attributes (e.g. ‘2 ethernet ports, no fans, small chassis’) terribly hard. They should take a leaf out of the way people ask each other for […]

08 Jun 2009


Latin (As in church latin, not latin character encoding) in Ubuntu Karmic will work better than it did in Hardy/Intrepid. I had missed one of the packages that want hard coded locale data when I did the initial enablement patch. For reference, when adding a locale: xlib (wants to know what locales are actually UTF8 […]


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