Archive for the 'ubuntu' Category

Virgin Mobile Broadband with Ubuntu

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

I have being meaning to get myself a mobile broadband USB modem for casual use. It makes sense if you do not want to shell out $15-$20 for wifi an hour. Whenever I take my family for a holiday on the cost, or find myself waiting at an airport I can just get online. The […]

Ubuntu 9.10 is great

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I just updated 3 machines to ubuntu 9.10. My Desktop, my netbook and my mythtv machine. All of them were updated flawlessly except my notebook where the grub2 configuration was not updated… Chaos followed until I figured out that the kernel being booted was messed up and subsequently figured out that I needed to fixup […]

Book Collection Managment for Linux

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Once upon a time, the options available to Linux users interested in managing their book collections were limited. The situation was so bleak that I attempted to create my own web-based application. That app was fine until I tried to host it on my 64MB VPS and failed (RoR had a footprint of 60MB all […]

The perfect email setup… for me

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Email has always been a problem for me. Using web interfaces is a pain. Even the new JavaScript, single-page apps nowadays are bloated and slow. You can’t compare them to evolution, thunderbird or even outlook 🙂 Most Email Service Providers (ESPs) do provide POP3, but POP3 doesn’t support folders and is not a good option […]

Making the most out of a 64MB VPS

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

About 2 months ago I got myself a Virtual Private Server(VPS) from I am paying $5 a month for a Xen virtual machine with 64MB of RAM and a 4GB hard disk. I have lots of plans for my VPS. The most essential is hosting my website (basically this blog plus a small rails […]

Systemimager 3.8.1 and ubuntu feisty fawn

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

To compile systemimager on Ubuntu I had to: ln -sf bash /bin/sh replace coreutils 5.9x with 6.3 touch /usr/include/linux/compiler.h ln -s /usr/src/systemimager-3.8.1/src/linux- /usr/include/asm/ ln -sf /usr/bin/python2.4 /usr/bin/python I was just making the install_client_all target so I bet there are more work arounds if you try to make all Also I did not try and install […]

vmware and Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Friday, December 29th, 2006

In the process of installing vmware server on feisty I had to apply the following patches: if running a 2.6.19 kernel you will need to follow this link (it’s in French) if running a 2.6.20 kernel you will need this patch in addition to the above patch After I applying the 2 patches I was […]