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Tag Archives: Debian

Tweets for 2009-02-26

Blackberry takes aim at Apple. 10:44:50 US stimulus requests show some, uhh…. creativity? 14:48:34 Upgraded the main server to Debian Lenny. 21:12:04

Debian, Leopard and AFP

Debian 5.0.0 was released this past weekend and I thought, what better time to sit down for a few minutes and re-install my basement Debian server. As usual, everything went swimmingly and I was mostly done the install rather quickly (as opposed to the WinXP install I’m doing now, but that’s another story). I did […]

Tweets for 2009-02-17

Tomorrow I start Day 2 of the great 2009 Windows XP install. Argh. 23:41:45 Oh and don’t get me started on lack of drivers for the network card. Like, wtf? How, exactly should I d/l drivers without network drivers? 23:40:40 Re-installing XP on wife’s PC. What a pain. In the time I’ve spent so far, […]

Tweets for 2009-02-15

Did a fresh install of of Debian 5.0.0 today. Super easy as expected. 23:57:44 The Simpsons goes HD tonight. Here’s the new opening. 13:45:55 Jabra BT2040 == garbage. 12:08:02 <sigh/> Some things give me hope for humanity. But many things don’t. 11:50:25 RT @rainnwilson ‘This is one of the best office ‘fan’ […]

ReadyNAS NV+, Seagate Firmware Update Take 1

If you have ever heard of Seagate (the hard drive manufacturer), then you surely know that last month they had a flurry of hard drive failures in their popular 7200.11 line of hard drives. After a couple of PR snafus, Seagate finally got their act together and issued firmware and update instructions for the affected […]

Tweets for 2009-02-10

Debian Lenny set for release this weekend. I guess I’ll not bother with the Etch install I’ve been putting off. 18:57:20 Navy SEALS get awesome dual screen laptops. But no Vista, thanks very much. 18:44:37 PayPal XSS vulnerability last night. 18:40:57

Vista a Spectacular Failure?

I haven’t even run Vista. Even though I’m a developer and make my living off Windows application development, I am frankly just not an OS tire kicker. I didn’t buy a Mac until Tiger came out, I still run the stable (_sometimes_ the testing) release of Debian and I haven’t tried Ubuntu as a possible […]

Rails 1.1.5 on Debian

Apparently there is a giant security hole in Rails, which has been fixed. See here for further details on the issue. For me the usual ‘gem install rails’ didn’t work right away on Debian. I got an error that looked something like tbeck@whalespine:~$ sudo gem install rails Config file /home/tbeck/.gemrc does not exist Attempting local […]

lighttpd on Debian

There’s a slight issue with the init.d script for lighttpd on debian. If you try to reload or start the application, it doesn’t properly detach itself from the process. I discovered this when I stopped getting my web stats update email from logrotate. The reason was logrotate was never finishing because lighttpd was holding onto […]

Lighttpd and Debian

Everyone knows that lighttpd is the popular choice for deploying