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Fedora 17 upgrade problem

Published on June 1, 2012

I upgraded to Fedora 17 from 16 today using preupgrade, it seemed to go well apart from some issues with grub.

After the initial upgrade I couldn't shutdown the machine properly, it would through kernel panic. Some searching later and I find out that grub hadn't updated properly ...

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Gnome-shell segfault

Published on January 24, 2012

TL;DR Get segmentation faults in gnome-shell try uninstalling extensions

I woke up on the weekend to be told by my girlfriend that the main computer wasn't working. So I turn it on a sure enough it wasn't, it would boot then start loading Fedora 16 and fail ...

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Published on September 4, 2011

Google had stopped active development on notebook since 2009. Last week it was announced that it will finally close. I never really used notebook to its full potential but I found it handy to keep little notes and code snippets in. So it'll be a shame to see it ...

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Simple backup

Published on May 8, 2011

I realised today after reading this blog post that I although I pay for the backup facility on my Linode I don't have backups of my databases.

If it was just my own site on the Linode then it wouldn't matter too much but I'm hosting the ...

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A note on virtualenv and pil

Published on February 19, 2011

I've been trying to find a better way to deploy my django sites so I've started exploring virtualenv and pip. One of my apps uses djangos ImageField so I needed to install pythons imaging library, PIL. I was working on a completely clean fresh install of ubuntu 10 ...

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