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The GNU Coding Standards need an update

There was some discussion a while ago on the Libreplanet mailing list about creating a wiki called the GNU Developer Network, somewhat similar to the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) and the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network). I think it’s a great idea, free/open source developers need a wiki for more discussionsRead More

Python SysAdmin script for emails

Here’s some code I wrote maybe over 2 years ago for managing an email account database on my server. And yes, the mysql database password is in there. It’s a good thing the username no longer exists so the password doesn’t work. Oh and the server is offline because IRead More

Remapping Keyboard Multimedia Buttons to ALSA after removing PulseAudio

Remapping Keyboard Multimedia Buttons to ALSA after removing PulseAudio This was awesome. I had removed pulse-audio because it wasn’t playing nicely on my 64-bit machine when using Flash, VLC and Clementine and Skype and a whole bunch of other audio sources. I replaced it with ALSA which meant replacing theRead More

Yak Shaving With wxJSON and wxWidgets

weekend of yak shaving: I was trying to setup autoconf and a configure script for DeskNewsBlur and noticed that there had been a new stable release of wxWidgets, so of course I had to upgrade. I grabbed the source code, compiled it and installed it them realized I would alsoRead More

Friends don’t let friends pipe to sh

Friends don’t let friends pipe to sh. http://blog.existentialize.com/dont-pipe-to-your-shell.html Finally, someone else agrees that you shouldn’t be piping to your shell to install anything. NPM uses this method, dislike it.

How can I install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu and Linux Mint?

How can I install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu and Linux Mint? To use the Balsamiq Mockups tool, I had to install Adobe AIR. Unfortunately the product seems to be discontinued and Adobe are jerks and don’t provide instructions for installing it on GNU/Linux.

Choosing a Linux Music Player

Choosing a Linux Music Player I had this issue the other day when I was using Linux Mint. The music player that’s installed by default is Banshee and it seemed to die whenever the network went down. I’m not sure why that happened or maybe it was some other issue.Read More