Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Fedora and Linux Blogs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I know the trend now is “status updates”, but I still enjoy reading blogs more. And I’ve been doing lots more reading and far less writing lately.
I thought I might share the Fedora and Linux blogs that I enjoy. (Sorry I don’t have an OPML link).

Hans’ hacking log (Hans de Goede)
i, quaid (Karsten […]

Google Wave

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I have a dozen Google Wave invites left. Use my contact form with your email and I’ll send you an invite.
Pretty cool, but too bad it eats up 99% CPU and 15% of my memory with Fedora 3.5 in Linux! Maybe 20% ram …
11/27: 1pm EST Still 8 left.

Boot Failure When Fedora 12 Grub Installs to non-MBR Partition

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I prefer to keep Windows on the MBR. So I install grub to a separate partition. I then allow the Windows Loader to chainload grub (example).
I noticed a problem with the Fedora 12 Anaconda Installer. If I chose to install grub to the First sector of boot partition instead of the MBR, […]

Fedora 12 Released

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

It’s that time of year again, the Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 12.
This release has received a great deal of polish, and with that plenty of media and documentation to go along with it.
Please see what’s new in Fedora 12. Some of the highlights include:

Optimized performance - The 32-bit packages have been […]

NT Bootloader Update

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

This post really has no purpose other than just a snapshot for me.
My current c:\boot.ini:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
c:\linux1.bin="[ sda7] Fedora 11 (32) [06/2009]"
c:\linux2.bin="[ sda8] Fedora 9 (32) [05/2008]"
c:\linux3.bin="[ sda9] Fedora 11 (64) [06/2009]"
c:\linux4.bin="[sda10] […]

Personal Taste: Fedora vs Ubuntu

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This is fun. In order to really compare the two, someone must try both:
“…it really is a matter of personal taste”
(via Jef Spaleta)

SSH Client Configuration

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I have a VPS which is host to many websites. Some of those sites are permitted ssh access for their admins. However I am the admin to several sites myself. Each site has a different username (login/password) for administration. Additionally I have changed the ssh port to a different number (instead […]

Command Line DVD Burning

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

When I built my server, I only used a CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive. Whenever I remotely downloaded a ISO using wget or bittorrent, I would have to copy the 2-4GB file(s) from my server to either my desktop or laptop. I finally caved, and bought a DVD-RW drive for my server (even though it […]