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Hemingway layout?

Could not stand a layout where you could only trundle through my (mostly verbose) posts in full text mode.

This one is better, although not ideal. Fun though.

Tagline subject to change on short notice

Switch Cookie Cutter Software, no. Cookie Dough Software, yes.

My fave 3 R’s: Re-factor, re-wiki, re-use

Review: Ottawa-Carleton Unix User Group – Feb 17 meeting

This is a great group for talking about Unix and related or unrelated technical subjects. Nortel’s crash is a technical topic, right? Continue reading

minor blog update

– changed the tagline

– changed “About” page

Neither of those show up in RSS feeds, someone must think they are static

Odd, that. 🙂

Review: OCLUG meeting Feb 4

Let’s first talk about getting there. The OCLUG meetings since New Years have been in room B457 at Algonquin’s Woodroffe Campus. It is identified on the web site clearly, with a link to the map, which is a good start. However, Algonquin’s floor maps are not clear. Continue reading

Some Ottawa events Coming up

Some events – have not gone over my complete list of groups yet. Continue reading

Group Reviews

I have posted a list of Ottawa organizations that meet to discuss software-related topics. I have attended meetings of several of them  in the past and can recommend them. However, several I have not visited, so I can’t say what they are like.

Accordingly, I have decided to attend as many as I can in the next few months, and post a review here.

To be fair to all the groups, and to people who may have different goals in visiting a technical group, I will evaluate all the groups with the following criteria. They are very subjective criteria, so of course, ‘your mileage may vary.’ Continue reading

Grub re-install

Migrated. Originally posted: 2010-01-02

I have found a few places on the net with info on re-installing grub.

Here is what worked for me: Continue reading

Eliminate the impossible

Migrated. Originally posted: 2010-01-02

Once you have tried, and eliminated, all the techniques that won’t work, the remaining technique, however inconvenient, is the one you must use.

Getting the real Vim on Debian/Ubuntu

Migrated. Originally posted: 2009-07-05

Did you notice that vi is pretty much feature-free on newer Debian systems? it doesn’t even have syntax coloring.

The default vi package installed on Debian Lenny, and Ubuntu is vim-tiny, which is really restricted and very appropriate for really, really small environments. Continue reading