Category Archives: Culture

Things which garner the attention of geeks and software developers.

Development in Mac OS X: How To Fix the Lame Default Font in Eclipse

The default Eclipse for Mac OS X font is kind of annoying since it’s way too big and reminds me of MS Comic Sans. If you try to replace it with one of the wonderful ProggyFonts without tweaking them first, … Continue reading

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How To Repair User Permissions In Mac OS X

I’m in the process of setting-up a new Apple MacBook Pro today, and during the process of trying to import and get some old SSH keys working correctly I accidently changed the permissions on my home directory. Even after scrolling … Continue reading

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Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review

As mentioned earlier, I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point. Rather than writing a review right after opening the box, … Continue reading

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Installing A Dell 1100 Laser Printer in Ubuntu Linux

I’ve had an Dell 1100 laser printer for several years which has been both cost-effective and dependable for my low volume printing needs (coursework, maps, shopping lists, etc.). Trying to find how to get it to work on Linux wasn’t … Continue reading

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My List of Favorite Firefox Add-ons

Between many machines at home, Virtual Machines, a work laptop, etc, I always seem to manage installing Firefox from scratch at least once a month. There are several add-ons that I pretty much require for Firefox to work for me, … Continue reading

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My New Dell Ubuntu Desktop Is En Route

My current desktop, right around four years old now, has been overdue for replacement for quite a long time. I’ve been holding out until quad core processors became mainstream at a price point that I was okay with, but I … Continue reading

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Now Available

Hey look, the public beta of ColdFusion 8 is now available for download at Adobe Labs. This is the beta you have been looking for.

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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Public Beta Coming Soon?

I first noticed Ben Forta’s post about his site outage citing upgrading to the version of Scorpio being used for the public beta. Now with a couple of other vague posts by Raymond Camden and Damon Cooper, my best guess … Continue reading

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Me.dium Nominated As Webware 100 Finalist

Me.dium, my employer which you can read more about here has been nominated as a Webware 100 Finalist in the Community category. The Webware 100 represents the top 10 sites in 10 different categories, and we’re up against some pretty … Continue reading

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Rant: Installing Ubuntu 7.04 With An ATI Video Card Just Plain Sucks

I have to say I’m pretty annoyed with Ubuntu Linux at the moment. I’ve been wrestling with it all afternoon and evening to try and get it installed and working on an Lenovo / IBM T60 Thinkpad, and thus far … Continue reading

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