Category Archives: Software

Moving my emails (sort of) into The Cloud

I’ve been meaning to migrate my email to the “cloud” for some time now (well, a little local cloudlet), but my last attempt a couple of years or so ago came a cropper & scared me off.  But now I’ve … Continue reading

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Fedora 16 issues – part 2: Empathy

Finally seem to have gotten the GNOME IM tool “Empathy” partially working.  What a pain in the jacksie that was.

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Fixing some issues with Fedora 16

This should be a short one, I’m not going to explain much, just report a couple of issues I’ve had with Fedora 16 since updating from Fedora 14, and which took me some digging to sort out.

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And here is WordPress 3.0

Upgrading to 3.0 was quite a pleasant experience. Well, aside from apparently being hacked at the same time, that is.

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Send files to a bluetooth device from Linux

Short and sweet, this one.  I think nautilus tries to be clever and produce a “send to bluetooth” menu option when you right-click on certain file types.  I’ve never had this work terribly well, if at all, so I’ve added … Continue reading

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Fedora 12 and amazonmp3

Just discovered that the rather nifty amazonmp3 utility supplied by Amazon to do its MP3 downloads still only supports up to Fedora 11 (among other Linux distros), and won’t run on my Fedora 12.  Fortunately, it’s fixable.

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Firefox 3.6 refusing to start

I started having an issue on my Linux box shortly after firefox 3.6 came out:  it simply refused to start.  It’d try, but then just quit, without ever displaying anything or printing any errors.

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Thunderbird failing to update extensions

So for a while I’ve been getting “An error occurred while trying to find updates for xxx” when looking for Thunderbird extension updates.  A bit of a Google has shown me the fix, so I thought I’d share.

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Custom MediaWiki functions

I run a wiki at work, and have done for a few year, but it’s only recently I’ve started getting down and dirty with customisation.

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Custom Visualisers in Visual Studio

I have, for a while, known about Visual Studio’s autoexp.dat file, which allows one to customise how various classes are previewed in the debugger.

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