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My new home

Well, this may not be my only corner of cyberspace, but it is certainly my newest. This blog, which is basically just a series of notes to myself, has just been moved from LiveJournal.com. Basically because LiveJournal didn’t support categories … Continue reading

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My .bashrc

# ~/.bashrc# Make the prompt in the for user@host:directoryexport PS1=’\u@\h:\w\$ ‘# Eliminate duplicates in your command historyexport HISTCONTROL=ignoredups# Make ls and ll colour, and ll show a complete list with human readable file sizes.alias ll=’ls -lahi –color’alias ls=’ls –color’ http://plone.jcu.edu.au/verg/resources/how-to/a-good-bashrc/view

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Sometimes Java seems like a hack

I am using Java RMI to do the main IPC work for me, in a distributed number crunching application. Now the reason I’m using Java for this is another story, for another time. So, like any good developer I’ve got … Continue reading

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Pet hates

Current pet hate. RSS feeds which have only the title, and the title again in the body, or even just the first sentence. What is the point?

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Head set finally working

After much hearache my BlueAnt Bluetooth headset is working in linux. There is a couple of patches to the current a2play which are required (http://hpc-external.jcu.edu.au/~nigel/uploads/Main/a2play.diff.txt). Basically the codec detection fails the first time, so retry, and it needs the complete … Continue reading

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Unified search API

RANDOM THOUGHTWe need a unified search API for all websites, so that we can do federated searches across all related websites. IE, I know my info is in one of 3 places, none of which are indexed by google. Solution: … Continue reading

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Blueant hcitool info

Requesting information …        BD Address:  xxxx        Device Name: Blueant Headphones        LMP Version: 1.1 (0x1) LMP Subversion: 0x33c        Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio (10)        Features: 0xbd 0xfe 0x0f 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00                <3-slot packets> <encryption> <slot offset> <timing accuracy>                <role switch> … Continue reading

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Hold back on X.org 6.9

Recent experiences with trying to use Xorg 6.9 in Debian have prompted me to post this quick warning. Xorg 6.9 is quite buggy, at least with the Radeon driver (Radeon Mobility 9000 M9). Symptoms include: Dual head (separate servers) which … Continue reading

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Oh no, no mobile phone

Right, my mobile phone contact is about to expire, and I don’t want to stay with Telstra, cause they cost way too much (ie no capped plans), and I don’t want to join Optus (or any of it resellers) due … Continue reading

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Technology wars

Talk about not my day. This is my 24hour conical of technology out to hinder me. 1) Following the failure of my hand-me-down printer, I went out to purchase a new one. All I really need it for is printing … Continue reading

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