Friday, July 15, 2011

Read Later Fast aka Diigo

Just checking to see if RLF is really all it is cracked up to be (by forcibly changing the content of my blog.)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flickr Uploading from Ubuntu

As a linux user, I've long been frustrated with the tools available for uploading pix or vids to Flickr. I thought I'd give using Wine a shot with the Windows uploadr today. No luck. It gives an error "No XPCOM".

I was stumped and frustrated at this point. Sadly, if I had really been paying attention at UDS-O in Budapest, I would have immediately tried the winetricks hacks. (Winetricks were shown as a way to get performance measures during Wednesday's plenary session.) But no, I wasn't that swift.

Fortunately, someone else was... even swifter: Thank you  Sandip Bhattacharya. Your blog post Using the official Flickr uploadr on Ubuntu made my day. Kudos Sandip!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chroot Setup

Another in a series of notes to help me find and remember things. When setting up a chroot, immediately after, examine and if necessary rectify the /etc/resolv.conf settings. A Debian debootstrap chroot will use a default of but you might want something other than that. The first clue will be when you can't ping or apt-get something.