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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My crazy partition setup

My requirements When I built this computer back in January, I had carefully considered the RAID storage configuration. My requirements were basically: Must dual boot Fedora and some flavour of Windows (unfortunately) Fedora must have a redundant /home partition, as it holds my most important data Windows must have a fast Media (aka /home) partition […]

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Moving away from Windows

I’ve dabbled in Linux for several years now – I’ve looked after Linux servers at work and at home, and I’ve had a secondary desktop PC running some version of Fedora or other. Two years ago I switched over my PC at work from Vista to Fedora, and I haven’t looked back. I didn’t have […]

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More on Ubuntu Netbook Remix

For those of you who read my earlier post, Ubuntu Netbook Remix on an EeePC 701, you’ll know that I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) on my other half’s EeePC 701. The clue is very much in the name. Initially I was sceptical of using it myself. I’m a Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora […]

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