Archive for April, 2012

Defining the dom0 memory limit in GRUB2

Before I upgraded my dom0 to Fedora 16 (and by association Grub2), I had the dom0 memory limit fixed as an argument in grub.conf. When I upgraded to Grub2, I initially added it manually to the Xen boot command line, but eventually stopped doing that. Today while looking through the xen-users list, I found an […]

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Fun with Python and image processing

Today I got to work with something I’ve been meaning to for a while – Image processing with Python, in particular the PIL/Pillow library. (Pillow’s a forked, more up to date version of PIL, and it’s in PyPi.) So about 30 minutes after planning and googling and reading the docs, I have a first version […]

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One more time…

Went back to SAFTI today to see people. Can’t say I miss working there, but I do miss the people and the camaraderie. But it was nice to actually sit and talk to people after being in Canada for a month, and only talking to people over a fairly bad Skype connection. Also started polishing […]

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Updating phpBB

I’m one of two people who helps with sys admin tasks for the webcomic Twokinds – astute readers will recognise the comic name because I ended up doing the RSS and archive scripts for Tom too. But recently I decided to update phpBB and the VPS. Get everything up to date wherever possible. The VPS […]

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supybot plugin development

Problems I’ve faced & how I fixed them:

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A collection of online font resources

www.fontsquirrel.com/ – dubs itself the “best collection of 100% free commercial use fonts” www.fontspring.com/free – Free fonts from font spring (I am liking Museo Sans. A clean sans-serif font.) www.google.com/webfonts – Makes using @font-face trivial, so I’ll probably end up using this. (Again, Glegoo and Open Sans look nice to me.)

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Dropbox API + Python to sync a folder

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects that I saw recently is GameStow – software that would sync your saved game files to the cloud, an alternate to Steam Cloud Sync that’s not tied to Steam. I forget where I first saw it (most likely Slashdot or similar), but I fairly ignored it – I’ve […]

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Vote powered kickbanning – a supybot plugin

So… I’m an IRC operator on a fairly well traffic-ed channel (#twokinds on Nightstar, if you care – we’ve been averaging 55 people or so fairly consistently lately), and one of the things which I have to deal with is general malignants, which is generally done by kicking and banning them. Now, I’m not the […]

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Developing software – my process.

I generally don’t have any plans for developing specific software. What I do create is more stuff I find or think would be useful. My Lightroom plugin started from there – I saw that dA published an API, and so I thought about working with said API in Lightroom. Sounded like something fun to do, […]

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Cloudflare/Dreamhost: Least surprise, maximum confusion indeed.

tl;dr – In summary Dreamhost isn’t pointing domain nameservers at Cloudflare. They’re using an system of CNAMEs to redirect people to Cloudflare, hence the necessity of “Add WWW”.┬áDreamhost is still your nameserver. If you’re using Cloudflare and you’re moving back to Dreamhost, or were using Cloudflare, change your nameservers back┬áto ns1.dreamhost.com and ns2.dreamhost.com to keep […]

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