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Moving to the US

I’m moving to the US, and as part of that I’m wrapping up a host of legal things. I have some of this documented for my own benefit, and some friends are talking about similar things, so I decided to just write it all down. Disclaimer first: I am not a lawyer, do not take […]

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CyanogenMod 11 Nightly on a GSM Galaxy Nexus

I have a Galaxy Nexus, and have been pretty happy with it.  Then Google said it wouldn’t update the Galaxy Nexus to 4.4, and 4.4 is all swanky and new and most importantly, supports low memory devices better. So I want it. And guess what? CyanogenMod is pushing out 4.4 in CM11. The real push […]

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Getting Django running on CentOS 6

Trying to follow this guide: www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-and-configure-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn epel6 rpms only seem to install 8.4 at this time, not 9.3 (strangely, since 8.4 isn’t supported anymore, so… I have many questions) Official 9.3 installation go! wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/YUM_Installation But WTF1: It was installed to /usr/pqsql-9.3, which wasn’t in the search path, so all the createdb and etc commands didn’t […]

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On LED driver chips

I have found the TLC5940 chip, which I thought would solve my problems. It didn’t, not all of them, or at least there are a few downsides to it. The main one being the timing requirements. The 5940 kind of does PWM. It doesn’t have an internal clock, so it relies on an external clock […]

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Django development on Heroku

Because the setup doesn’t match the ‘quick start’ guides… First, get the dev environment up. I’m using Fedora 17. The toolbelt install didn’t get properly setup – bash couldn’t find heroku. It was putting it into the $PATH in .profile, but I’m not sure if Bash on Fedora sources that file. Ended up adding an […]

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Nginx & php-fpm configuration

Edit: Everything below is pretty much superseded by a new post. php-fpm: /var/lib/php/session was owned by root:apache, so php-fpm couldn’t create session files. Fix was chgrp nginx /var/lib/php/session. For some reason, after doing  yum update, /var/lib/php/session was changed back to root:apache, but that was only noticed on one system so far, haven’t observed it on others, but […]

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Review of the Manfrotto 055CXPro3

I picked up a Manfrotto 055CXPro3 tripod for Christmas 2011. At that time, I started off writing a short review of it, comparing it with my then-current 055XProB. Amazon shipping no problem, earlier than expected price went up after I put it in the cart though center column was damaged in transit, cosmetic marks made […]

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A grab bag of half-finished posts

Because I’ve started a bunch of posts, haven’t finished them, don’t really want to delete them but stuff looks potentially useful, and I’m clearing stuff out.

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Fixing the RPC: S-5:AEC-0 error in Google Play

Fix in short: switch Google Play to a different Google Account, and switch back to the original account. It can be a new Google account, or one that already exists on your phone. I hope that helps, and if you want screenshots & more details, read on. 🙂 (Short version because, apparently, this post is […]

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The wonders of the internet

The co-op program here at UW is probably the biggest reason I chose to come here – I much prefer applying stuff I’ve learnt instead of learning all theory (why I’m in Software Engineering rather than plain CS). So as part of that, I’m brushing up my resume (and over the holidays, my personal site, […]

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