Sep 202014

The good news is that many inexpensive shared hosts support Python.

The great news is that following this article you should be able to get a pure Python CGI script running and then install the custom packages required to use one of the nice Python web frameworks.

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Jan 032014

Yay, I finally have some new technology to review. The Jabra Sport Wireless+ bluetooth headphones.

The headphones were received as a Christmas gift this year. One of the things that I asked for since I currently commute by train for 3 hours/day. They identify as “Jabra SPORT+ V5.7.0” on my phone’s Bluetooth.

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Aug 162012

I had the need recently to create an outlet for some overflow content that was bouncing around in my head. I considered setting up yet another twitter account for this but thought better of it. So I grabbed my login and setup a new blog literally in seconds just as they claim and at zero cost. Then I start to notice some of the social and Twitter like features on

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Dec 202011

Between Oracle and the various GNU/Linux distributions the damn Java ball has been dropped!
Really unprofessional from both sides, I don’t care for the technicalities, both sides screwed up and your users are suffering.

Basically along with Oracle’s security update 29 the terms that allow Linux distributions to distribute the Sun JRE and JDK have been removed. This required Debian/Ubuntu/Mint to remove the package as per this bug report.

So what the hell are our Java options for production servers?

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May 132011

All my systems have been upgraded to Squeeze for a couple of months now. Initial impression was that there are lots of nice new toys and the GNU tools and base Debian system feel even more solid than ever. However KDE is more flakey and slower than I have seen a GNU/Linux desktop in a while. There are also missing features in some KDE programs that were yet to be ported (to plasma I presume) at the time that Debian froze the KDE version.

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Apr 072011

Originally quoted from (but the page no longer exists)…because the rsync support for backupninja (or at least the Debian one) is a bit naff…or I just simply do not understand it. Very true if a little surprising since all the other backupninja handlers have always worked very well for me. Backupninja is wonderful for creating a backup system, run these shell commands, hotcopy those databases, rdiff-backup the result and rsync or duplicity all that somewhere else. Wonderful stuff now lets fix rsync.

P.S: if you do know how to make the supplied rsync handler work then please post a comment.

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