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Jazz and the MediaWiki package

And rain, I mustn’t forget the rain. I’m worrying about the roof, although far less than I used to (it’s a different roof). The jazz is the radio; it’s on. But the main point this morning is exploring the mediawiki-lts … Continue reading

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Enable Left Win as the Compose Key on Ubuntu

It is very easy to type “special” characters on Linux (i.e. those that aren’t printed on the keyboard). It’s called the Compose or Multi Key, and it’s brilliant. First, enable it in ‘Keyboard settings > Advanced > Position of Compose … Continue reading

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My new Kobo Mini

Today I bought a Kobo Mini ereader. It’s lovely: small and simple, feeling light and nice to touch. It’s got an on button on the top edge, and a USB plug on the bottom; the rest is screen, bezel, and … Continue reading

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Setting up USB drives for backup

I use USB hard drives for backing up one of my machines, swapping them regularly but leaving everything else up to the backup script that runs daily. This means that I want to mount them at the same place every … Continue reading

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Sorry, Apple Inc., I’ve met something I like more than you

I first used a Mac in about 1993 — a Quadra I think it might’ve been, or a Performa. I’d come from DOS and Amiga and didn’t really know anything about anything — I didn’t even know there was anything … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow on Ubuntu-ThinkPad

My new Ubuntu-flavoured ThinkPad is computing heaven, Cory Doctorow, The Guardian. [Local archive] This article will probably even appeal to Mac fans; certainly reminds me of my idea a few months ago to get one of these machines…

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My xorg.conf

At last we have Ubuntu working with a SGI 1600SW Flatpanel display. Here’s the xorg.conf: # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values … Continue reading

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