Author: Rowan Rodrik
I just found out that it's impossible on my system to mount /mnt/smb-docs as user bigsmoke, even with the following fstab:
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on February 03, 2009, at 21:02 |
In November I had expected my second AdSense payment. Simply, because they told me I would get it. But, I didn't.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on February 02, 2009, at 15:02 |
Since version 2.6, WordPress can be installed in its own directory, separate from your customizations and everthing. Needless to say, this makes upgrading a whole lot easier.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on January 30, 2009, at 14:01 |
Yesterday evening, I dropped by at Wiebe's with my laptop to start updating our Gentoo systems together. I hadn't updated this machine since first installing it in spring last year, so I expected quite a few problems. The first blockage that we both had to solve was caused by e2fsprogs.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on January 28, 2009, at 23:01 |
Cool URLs don't change, but the relevance of my content does (and it's declining). www.bigsmoke.us consists of content that has mostly never been updated. That's why I want to move it over to my blog here.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on January 19, 2009, at 01:01 |
GNU Screen is great. So great that I find myself always using it. (Pressing the Window key and T launches an XTerm with a new Screen ready on my system, while I have to add Shift if I don't want the screen.) This means that when I login into a some other machine through SSH—an occasion for which Screen is particularly useful—I will often end up with nested screens. So which Screen will receive my Ctrl+a presses?
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on January 11, 2009, at 21:01 |
When I upgraded two of my MediaWiki installations[1, 2] a while ago, images were no longer being displayed. I found out that this was due to some problem with a change to the image.image_name column.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 27, 2008, at 19:12 |
On my new laptop (a Lenovo T61) I was still using the default Gentoo prompt in Bash. This was kind of a shame since my last Gentoo installation (on what is now my sister's Ubuntu machine) had a beautifully customized prompt. It was time to dig up the old escape codes.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 05, 2008, at 00:12 |
XTerm is my favorite terminal emulator and I love GNU Screen. So, imagine my joy when I found out that Screen can persistently show window captions ([Ctrl+A]: caption always).
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 04, 2008, at 22:12 |
XTerm is know to most X-Windows users as that ugly terminal with the strange scrollbar and the unreadable font. And it doesn't even have tabs! But, I think it's the best damn terminal emulator in the world. It just doesn't appear that way at first.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on November 27, 2008, at 23:11 |