Website migration

Posted on Wed 21 September 2022 in Technology

I’ve migrated my website from a very old, very broken Wordpress deployment to Pelican, a static site generator written in Python. All of my wiki content from (previously hosted on an even more broken Wikimedia deployment) has been converted over, as well. No promises on new …

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Log Collector extractor

Posted on Sun 07 August 2011 in Technology • Tagged with linux, RHEV, wiki

Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything here. Been busy with work and life.

Here’s a script called rhevx that I created to painlessly extract the logs gathered by the Log Collector Utility shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 2.x

Pass it …

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Updated hilightphrase XChat plugin

Posted on Fri 18 June 2010 in Technology • Tagged with xchat, hexchat, wiki

I finally found some free time and updated my hilightphrase XChat python plugin.

The Changes:

  1. When listing out the highlighted strings, they are displayed in a separate tab instead of the current tab
  2. The list of phrases contains are numbered so that you can delete them using the index instead …

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Updated my wiki

Posted on Sun 23 August 2009 in Technology • Tagged with ubuntu, wiki

I finally updated my wiki page, Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) on a Toshiba Protege M400, with more information on rotating the screen, and how to get the fingerprint scanner working.

Ubuntu Firefox/Shiretoko 3.5 and User Agent string

Posted on Sun 23 August 2009 in Technology • Tagged with linux, ubuntu, firefox

I installed the firefox-3.5 package in Jaunty and found that the facebook chat applet on their page stopped working. It seemed to think I was running an outdated browser. A quick google search came up with a result:

I could’ve …

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Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) on a Toshiba Protege M400

Posted on Sun 19 July 2009 in Technology • Tagged with linux, ubuntu, wiki

Sorry it took me so long, but I’ve updated my wiki with information on how to get most everything working on the tablet. The wacom tablet works out of the box now with no xorg.conf, but it took me a little while to figure out where all of the devices were being created and what they were now called.

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XChat notification and highlighting on phrases instead of single words

Posted on Tue 26 May 2009 in Technology • Tagged with xchat, hexchat

I wrote the following xchat plugin after they decided to “fix” the Extra words to highlight feature in XChat 2.8.6

The python plugin can be downloaded here

__module_name__ = 'hilight-phrase'
__module_description__ = 'XChat notification and hilighting on phrases instead of single words'
__module_version__ = '2.0'

import xchat, os, re


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Converting mp3 files to iPhone ringtones in Linux

Posted on Sat 28 February 2009 in Technology • Tagged with linux, iphone

It should go without saying that with “iPhone” and “Linux” in the same sentence you’ll need a jailbroken phone for this. Use the following commands to dump your mp3 file to WAV then convert it to m4a:

  1. mplayer -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:fast:file=file.wav file …

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Changing GNOME desktop background based on time of day

Posted on Fri 27 February 2009 in Technology • Tagged with linux, ubuntu, fedora

This has already been done before, but I wanted to try to do it myself. It turned out a bit more complicated than I thought it would be on Ubuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10 because of the way gconftool-2 now interacts with D-BUS.

First, I created a script …

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Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) on a Toshiba Portege M400

Posted on Fri 24 October 2008 in Technology • Tagged with linux, ubuntu

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10) on my Toshiba Portege M400 there were some configuration changes that needed to be made

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