My wife and I have a number of WordPress sites (including this one) hosted by DreamHost’s inexpensive shared web hosting service. Two of those sites are newly launched this month and could be vulnerable to all kinds of operator errors due to changing wishes and requirements. Clearly, I need a daily backup of both sites. […]
A few weeks ago I bought a Toshiba Satellite T235D at MicroCenter, intending to remove Windows and install Ubuntu Linux on it. That didn’t work out and I ended up returning it and paying the restocking fee. After that debacle, I wanted to buy a computer that just works with Ubuntu, out of the box. […]
In this article I will describe how I setup a central repository to store my configuration files and shell scripts, and a quick process to bring new computers into the system and continue propagating configuration changes as I make them. To use the centralized repository approach, you need to have an account on a file/shell […]
This howto describes how to setup your Windows desktop to login remotely to a Linux host and run programs in local desktop windows. In other words, you get seamless access to local and remote apps without jamming all your remote apps into a remote desktop window. You will even be able to run the XFCE […]
I run VirtualBox on my office desktop to provide not only a Windows desktop environment for sticky Windows-requiring apps, but also to provide MS SQL Server for my web development stack of JRun, ColdFusion, and MS SQL Server. As such, it would be useful to have an init script that starts and stops VirtualBox automatically […]
This howto will show you how to install ZTreeWin under Linux using Wine. I was able to get it working in Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” with KDE 3.5. YMMV.
Try these commands to find out what kind of system you’re logged into. The example output comes from an Ubuntu 7.10 desktop. From boot-time messages $ dmesg|head -1 [ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.22-14-generic (buildd@terranova) (gcc version 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)) #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 (Ubuntu 2.6.22-14.47-generic)$ dmesg|head -1 [ 0.000000] […]
I have a Windows virtual machine on my office computer running in VMWare Server. The real computer runs Ubuntu Linux. I’ve had a nagging problem with the clock in the virtual machine. It always registers the correct time when I boot up the virtual machine, but then it invariably drifts — sometimes hours in single […]
I was able to get Lotus Notes 8 for Linux working on my Ubuntu desktop at work today. I am using Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn with a GNOME desktop. YMMV.
This document is a work in progress and it is not meant to be a comprehensive guide. I recently decided to dump Windows XP from my Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC and install Ubuntu Linux in its place. Windows XP is slowly creeping towards the end of its useful life, and I am quite uninterested in […]