David Edmondson
Kevin Cernekee to look after ocproxy

ocproxy, the lwIP based SOCKS and port forwarding proxy that I wrote a couple of years ago to use with OpenConnect continues to serve me well every day. Kevin Cernekee has contributed various great changes that have improved the reliability, stability and usability, and now he will take over looking after ocproxy going forward.

Most of the significant changes since the original implementation have been Kevin’s, so he is well versed in the code. Get the latest bits from Github.

Linux on ARM Chromebooks

I’m interested in getting traditional Linux kernels and distributions working on ARM based Chromebooks. There is a lot of information available scattered across the internet, and various kernel trees with different and sometimes conflicting changes. To try and pull some of this together, this morning I set up lionarch. If this is an area in which you are interested or have expertise, please come along and join in.

Solaris 11 cheat sheet

Solaris 11 cheat sheet: Nice summary of how to manage various bits of Solaris 11.

Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion

Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion: I always forget how to do this:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Keyfile-based LUKS encryption in Debian » Ryan Finnie

Keyfile-based LUKS encryption in Debian » Ryan Finnie: How to store the encryption key for a LUKS device in a local file (to allow unattended boot).

St Ives seen from Hayle Towans one evening

St Ives seen from Hayle Towans one evening St Ives seen from Hayle Towans one evening (at flickr)

which came first - the colour or the fruit?

which came first - the colour or the fruit? which came first - the colour or the fruit? (at flickr)

smoke

smoke smoke (at flickr)

Larch 1.1.0 released

Larch 1.1.0 released: Ruby tool for moving messages between IMAP accounts.

20120110

20120110 20120110 (at flickr)

twcamper/sicp-kindle - GitHub

twcamper/sicp-kindle - GitHub: A version of SICP converted for viewing on the Kindle.

20120102

20120102 20120102 (at flickr)

HOWTO: Using OpenVPN on Debian GNU/Linux | Uwe Hermann
GNOME Prepaid Manager Applet

GNOME Prepaid Manager Applet: Understanding the credit left on your pre-paid SIM under Linux.

jam jar

jam jar jam jar (at flickr)

Restore a deleted file in a Git repo - Stack Overflow

Restore a deleted file in a Git repo - Stack Overflow: Simple instructions on how to get back a deleted file.

after the boys of summer have gone

after the boys of summer have gone after the boys of summer have gone (at flickr)

cold tree

cold tree cold tree (at flickr)

Making CapsLock equal Control in Debian Squeeze (Shallow Thoughts)

Making CapsLock equal Control in Debian Squeeze (Shallow Thoughts): Simplest method of having CapsLock be Control with hot-plug USB keyboards.

CoverLovin in Launchpad

CoverLovin in Launchpad: Simple to use and effective script to find and download cover art for an MP3 collection.

Starter Kit for Arduino (ARDX) from .:oomlout:.

Starter Kit for Arduino (ARDX) from .:oomlout:.: Interesting Arduino starter kit, though no ethernet included.

sstephenson/rbenv - GitHub

sstephenson/rbenv - GitHub: Installing (and choosing between) multiple versions of Ruby on Mac OS X.

Unicode character misbehavior?

Unicode character misbehavior?: Configure SLIME to work when SBCL outputs unicode characters.

FoolControl – Phear the penguin » Blog Archive » Linux power regression + overheating problem on ThinkPad [fixed]

FoolControl – Phear the penguin » Blog Archive » Linux power regression + overheating problem on ThinkPad [fixed]: Much improved fan speed, in my case on a Thinkpad X220, by updating /etc/default/grub to:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash pcie_aspm=force i915.i915_enable_rc6=1"

Not sure if it’s the PCIe ASPM or the Intel graphics change that makes the difference, but the fan runs much slower (and hence quieter) after a reboot.

Pricing

Over the last twelve months the battery in my cordless drill has declined noticeably in capacity. This came to a head at the weekend when a freshly charged battery was not sufficient to complete the installation of a single screw, particularly given that I need to drill four 16mm holes into some concrete.

The drill itself seems fine, if a little battered, so I looked into buying a new battery. Amazon sells the battery for £40.76. That’s not so bad - the drill was originally about twice that price.

Just to be sure, I checked what a new drill will cost. It turns out to be £58.94. Hmm - just an extra £19 to have a new drill, charger and case. Seems like a reasonable option.

Oh, but wait - the new drill comes with two batteries.

So, a battery is ~£40 and a drill with two batteries is ~£60. How does that make sense?

cherry blossom

cherry blossom cherry blossom (at flickr)

24 bit RDP under Windows XP (Think Thin)

24 bit RDP under Windows XP (Think Thin): How to persuade Windows XP to allow a 24 bit RDP session.

Diego

Diego Diego (at flickr)

How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes: Two Tales of the Economy: Amazon.co.uk: Peter D. Schiff, Andrew J. Schiff: Books
TimeMachineEditor

TimeMachineEditor: Control when TimeMachine runs.

Updated: A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing (Phil Gyford’s website)

Updated: A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing (Phil Gyford’s website): Interesting guide to going freelance - why, when, how much, etc.

Amazon.com: A Visit from the Goon Squad (9780307477477): Jennifer Egan: Books
first one up

first one up first one up (at flickr)

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization by Thomas Greco, Jr. - Chelsea Green

The End of Money and the Future of Civilization by Thomas Greco, Jr. - Chelsea Green: The history and future of finance and, more specifically, money.

Bug#268631: force preference of IPv4 over IPv6

Bug#268631: force preference of IPv4 over IPv6: Details what to add to /etc/gai.conf to prefer IPv4 over IPv6.

The Early Days of a Better Nation

The Early Days of a Better Nation: Kindle “self” published book.

Mostly CLI: Install Vim-outliner on K/Ubuntu

Mostly CLI: Install Vim-outliner on K/Ubuntu: The key thing being filetype plugin indent on.

Forban - a simple link-local opportunistic p2p free software (or in other words, file sharing with your local neighbors)
Vagrant - Welcome

Vagrant - Welcome: A tool for creating and managing VirtualBox machine instances.

emacs-snapshot Debian packages

emacs-snapshot Debian packages: New site for Emacs snapshot packages for Debian.

Beautiful Architecture - O'Reilly Media

Beautiful Architecture - O’Reilly Media: A new book from an old friend.

The Winter of Our Disconnect: How One Family Pulled the Plug on their Technology and Lived to Tell/Text/Tweet the Tale: Amazon.co.uk: Susan Maushart: Books
clouds roll in

clouds roll in clouds roll in (at flickr)

Cinnamon Rose Actions and Presets | ACR Adobe Camera Raw Presets, Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions

Cinnamon Rose Actions and Presets | ACR Adobe Camera Raw Presets, Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions: Interesting looking set of presets - some of the results seem quite like Provia.

lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP stack - Summary [Savannah]

lwIP - A Lightweight TCP/IP stack - Summary [Savannah]: Small TCP/IP stack, usable in user-space.

late summer's evening

late summer's evening late summer’s evening (at flickr)

fungus

fungus fungus (at flickr)

sunset

sunset sunset (at flickr)

...looking around for a phone booth.

On the Telephone:

And so, despite owning a phone capable of video calling, restrictions on using Apple’s FaceTime over cellular networks mean that if I wanted to make a video call, whilst out and about, I’d end up looking around for a phone booth.

This kind of thing really annoys me (similarly, restrictions on tethering, application install restrictions, etc.).

Turn of the Century: Amazon.co.uk: Kurt Andersen: Books

Turn of the Century: Amazon.co.uk: Kurt Andersen: Books: 1999 science fiction book set in 2000, suggested by Phil Gyford.