Friday, July 31, 2009

HootSuite

HootSuite:
"HootSuite is the ultimate Twitter toolbox. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sansa m250 with Ubuntu 9.04

Ubuntu 9.04 did not let me see the files on my Sansa m250 mp3 player. It detected it as a media player but I could not see its file system. I got it to work based on info in item #7 in this forum post by editing this file:
/usr/share/hal/fdi/preprobe/10osvendor/20-libgphoto2.fdi

I used gksudo nautilus to open a root file manager session. Then I made a backup copy of the above file in a directory under my home directory. Next I opened the file in gedit, commented out the section pertaining to Sansa devices, and saved the file.

Instead of restarting hal I just restarted the machine.

Now when I connect the Sansa player I can see and copy files as I please.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Podcasts

Generally computer geeky:

IT Conversations - Stack Overflow be here.

Software Engineering Radio - An extra shot of geek.

Dvorakish:

Cranky Geeks - Yeah, I'm cranky too.

No Agenda - Crackpot and Buzzkill IN THE MORNING - Cracks me up.

Microsofty:

.NET Rocks! - Carl rocks too. He's a REAL musician.

Hanselminutes - Scott IS THE Hanselman!

RunAs Radio - IT is geeky2.

Deep Fried Bytes - Microsouth.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

PHPSecInfo

PHP Security Consortium: PHPSecInfo:
"PhpSecInfo provides an equivalent to the phpinfo() function that reports security information about the PHP environment, and offers suggestions for improvement."

CakePHP

CakePHP: the rapid development php framework:
"CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying applications."

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ubuntu 8.10 Freezes After Login Screen

Ubuntu 8.10 Freezes After Login Screen - Benaiah’s Computer Experiences

This fixed problem with Ubuntu 9.04 on my ancient Dell Optiplex GX110 where, on reboot, after changing the screen resolution, GNOME would freeze with a faux pointillism version of the desktop.