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FTP Trials

October 24, 2009 Jon F 2

I use FTP for a lot of things, mostly related to website administration. On Windows, my client of choice is WinSCP. It has this great […]

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GUI Failure

October 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Now that I’m running the Testing repositories, I actually get regular updates. Today, there were 15 available for my system. However, when I started the […]

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XFCE: A Bitch Session

October 14, 2009 Jon F 11

After a full day of using XFCE as my new desktop environment, I have just a few complaints, handily summarized in the following ordered list: […]

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Testing out Testing

October 13, 2009 Jon F 1

With everybody switching up their desktop environments this week, I decided that I’d take a shot at installing XFCE on my system. My initial research […]

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Impending Upgrades

October 7, 2009 Jon F 5

Here’s another fun little tidbit – today I tried to use OpenOffice.org Writer seriously for the first time, and realized rather quickly that I was […]

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More XKCD

October 4, 2009 Jon F 0

I swear that I’ve encountered this before… That is all.

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DNS Not Satisfactory

September 25, 2009 Jon F 0

While trying to connect to a remote webserver via SSH last night, I found that my machine refused to resolve the hostname to an IP […]

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Wireless Network Manager Woes

September 16, 2009 Jon F 2

Debian Lenny ships with the Network Manager package, version 0.6.6-4, which for all intents and purposes is a well written and very useful network management […]

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Eclipse Fails It

September 14, 2009 Jon F 0

Man, Eclipse works great on Debian! It gives me this cool message on startup: JVM terminated. Exit code=127 /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/bin/java -Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni -Dgnu.gcj.precompiled.db.path=/var/lib/gcj-4.2/classmap.db -Dgnu.gcj.runtime.VMClassLoader.library_control=never -Dosgi.locking=none -jar /usr/lib/eclipse/startup.jar […]

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Upgrading to Flash 10 in Debian

September 5, 2009 Jon F 0

Even though the Debian community is very strict about only allowing free software in their repositories, my Iceweasel install came preloaded with Macromedia Flash 9. […]

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A Pretty New Desktop Theme

September 5, 2009 Jon F 0

This morning I spent some more time messing around with Compiz. I followed this tutorial to add an alternative repository to my sources list that […]