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
Python 3 for Absolute Beginners, Tim Hall and J-P Stacey, Apress (ISBN: 978-1-4302-1632-2)
Disclaimer: I was asked to review this book through the Hampshire Linux User Group. I did not receive any instruction for the outcome of the review nor any payment for the review (though I did get to keep the book).
I . . . → Read More: Book review: Python 3 for Absolute Beginners
I recently stumbled across Gobby:
Gobby is a free collaborative editor supporting multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.
It looks really cool, and the realtime-editing would be very well suited to trying to draw up any form of document . . . → Read More: Cross-platform realtime collaborative editing
I recently noticed that 2nd-4th October is Ubuntu Global Jam. There is actually a meetup in Birmingham:
Ubuntu Global Jam – Birmingham (UK) – Source Guru So, if you’re interested in helping make Ubuntu a better distro, and live in (or can travel to) the Birmingham Area in the UK, then you’re welcome to come . . . → Read More: Ubuntu Global Jam
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
If you run a Debian or Ubuntu system and have more than one release in your apt-sources file (/etc/apt/sources.list) then you should probably learn the basics of apt-pinning. Apt-pinning allows you to have a specific package stay at a certain level or set a preference for it to be installed from a specific release. This . . . → Read More: Apt-Pinning