Blog posts tagged "linux"

Upgrading Jaunty to Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10) on Linode?

April 3rd, 2010

Make sure to configure your host to use their “Latest 2.6 Paravirt” kernel.

Linux Based Handheld, Expandability?

September 20th, 2005

Boing Boing has a post Linux-based handheld that’s “open, powerful and cheap”

It can play games. It can play your Movies. It can play your music. It can view photos. It can read Ebooks. It runs on just 2 AA batteries

Only question is expandability? Can I add a wireless card, a pigtail, and maybe a GSM module?

In other news, I’m off to VON today.

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Log anonymizing patches

April 10th, 2005

Riseup patches to keep various logging apps like syslog from recording IP addresses. Also

Additionally we’ve got a patch to postfix that anonymizes SMTP header lines that are sent through over a SASL authenticated SMTP connection. This is unnecessary information added for no apparant reason by Postfix, and we dont think its a nice thing to do to let everyone know what your home DSL connection is.

Nice! That was one of the few features about me Postfix which really bugged me. More info on imc-tech

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Riseup Software Labs

December 7th, 2004

Lattice clued me into the fact that finally there is a website where you can download my 2 favorite new pieces of software, both developed by the elusive and enigmatic elijah (at) riseup. (I can personal attest that neither the rumor that elijah is a fictional persona shared by a group of activist, nor that he is actual an advanced AI program are true.)

  • Bamboo is a next-generation CMS, that incorporates wiki like ease of content creation, and linking with simple and flexible hierachy to help combat the wiki tendency to sprawl. No database required, easy to drop in dynamic pieces, pluggable authentication. Ideal for documentation, or fairly static websites. Would also be a good for artist portfolio sites. We’re using it with Activista, to manage templates and internationalization.
  • Backup Ninja is backup for Debian done right. Provides /etc/backup.d where packages can drop simple config files (or complex scripts) to request backup services. Easy to write custom handlers, and rdiff-backup (uses the rsync algorithm) is used to move backups to a secure location.
  • Currently only available as debs, but presumably source downloads will be added.

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Migrating Kwiki metabase/rcs

October 23rd, 2004

A part of the’s recent move to a new server, we’ve moved towards less custom compiled packages, and a more standard Debian install. One of those changes was that apache no longer runs as the user ‘apache’, but rather as ‘www-data’. Well and fine, except Wifimug is using rcs to provide versioning, and every file is strictly locked by the user apache, who no longer exists. What to do?

First mass unlock all the files with:

sudo rcs -u *,v

Then mass re-lock with:

sudo -u www-data rcs -l *,v

Hat tip to Nat for pointing out the problem.

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