Upgrading samba breaks it

I have a samba fileserver which has been happily running for a couple of years with identical config but on different versions of samba, and on Fedora and CentOS. The latest incarnation was running samba 3.2.11. But the other day, my samba package was upgraded to 3.4.1 Samba shares on the server immediately stopped working […]

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Google calendar

I decided that I need to sort out the way I do my personal calendaring. Currently I only use my phone’s built-in calendar. I nearly always have my phone with me, but it’s a bit of a pain to enter stuff on when I’m sat at a computer anyway, and carrying all that information solely […]

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Changing the verbosity of wpa_supplicant on Ubuntu

Sometimes you need to change the log verbosity of wpa_supplicant for debugging purposes. First check which log verbosity you are currently running with. ps -ef | grep wpa_supplicant | grep -v grep -d represents verbose -dd represents extra verbose To change the log verbosity, edit /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant.service and add -d or -dd as appropriate. Example: [D-BUS […]

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DV editing on Fedora

Recently, a friend asked me if I could copy her home videos from a miniDV tape onto a DVD. I said sure, OK, and if she lent me her camcorder I’d be able to get it done. I’ve never actually used miniDV before, and I’ve only ever tried to process video on Linux a handful […]

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