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Holiday

Well, only a few days to go before a two week hiatus from work. First decent length holiday for some time, during which I intend to destress and generally rejoin society When I get back I suppose I”ll have to setup gallery to show off all the pictures. At least I”ve finished reading the manual [...]

Bandwidth limiting

This is another one for the todo list. A program which does bandwidth limiting of anything run after it. Something like “limit -d 25K aptitude upgrade” would limit aptitude to a total download speed of 25KB/s. How to implement this? Good question, dunno if it’s possible to use the QoS stuff in linux, but using [...]

Hampshire Linux User Group

Another first Saturday in the month, another Hampshire Linux User Group meet. A very good turnout this month (down at Southampton Uni, courtesy of Hugo Mills), 41 people all told. Four talks (GPS mapping, LVM, blogging and MailScanner). I spent most of the time stuggling with Bill Applebee’s PC (with help from Vic), it looks [...]

TV “schedules”

Why the quotes? Well, in my mind, if you’ve been putting a show on at 11pm every Wednesday night on E4, what you don’t do to the _last_ episode of Desperate Housewives is to show it on C4 instead. Since it wasn’t on E4, it wasn’t on E4+1 so I managed to catch the last [...]

gphoto2 and IXUS 700

You’ve gotta love open source. Trying out my new camera, I find it’s not supported by gphoto2. No problem, download the source from Debian, add two lines of code (new USB ID), recompile. Hey presto. Only one more problem (which I actually fixed first) which was adding the USB ID to /etc/hotplug/usb/libgphoto2.usermap so that /proc/bus/usb/xxx/yyy [...]