Maybe you read some of my posts on software raid and lvm, or maybe you have a spare pc lying around and want a box you can use as a small personal server and are wondering about some tips for running it with less hassle. I am sharing a few things that I have learnt . . . → Read More: Running a personal server
I do a fair bit of Debian/Ubuntu packaging at work (kind of on the side) and have had several people tell me that although the New Maintainer’s guide (http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ or it is available offline in the package maint-guide and also has some translations) does do an introduction it is a bit hard to follow, particularly . . . → Read More: A Debian Packaging Howto
I have been building a backup pc our of mostly spare parts, including several old disks. To get the most reliability and space our of the disks, which are all different sizes, I decided to use software raid to mirror each chunk of data in pairs (raid 0) and then use LVM on top of . . . → Read More: Fixing broken LVM and Sofware Raid on Linux
I do a fair bit of packaging of Debian and Ubuntu packages at work, often having to make tweaks to upstream packages. I used to just hack the upstream source directly, but have now discovered dpatch.
dpatch is a clever addition to the Debian packaging process which allows all your changes to be stored as . . . → Read More: dpatch – using patch files in Debian packaging
On Saturday I hosted a group for 30 people at IBM Hursley for a Hampshire Linux User Group meeting.
We had a good set of talks, including Andy Stanford-Clark talking about his twittering house and mousetraps as well as the twittering Red Funnel Ferries [telegraph.co.uk] and his energy monitoring via Current Cost devices. I did . . . → Read More: Linux User Group @ Hursley