“Could not read chunk size:” error when checking out from subversion

I recently ran into this error part way through when checking out a large repository from subversion: svn: REPORT of ‘/svn/!svn/vcc/default’: Could not read chunk size: connection was closed by server (http://some.hostname.com) Since it was a rather large repository, I’m guessing it is the size of this checkout process causing the problem. Fortunately, the fix… Continue reading “Could not read chunk size:” error when checking out from subversion

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Phone Phisher

Just had a phisher call me claiming to be from the US Bank fraud dept (caller id said 714-555-1212.) I don’t have any credit/debit cards with them. It was a computer generated recording saying my account was frozen and they needed to verify some of my information to unfreeze it. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t accept my… Continue reading Phone Phisher

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Error/Fix: Disable Drag to Top to Maximize in KDE

Error: Dragging a window in KDE to the top of the screen maximizes the window (this is another personal preference Fix: Go to System Settings, Desktop, Screen Edges and uncheck “Maximize windows by dragging them to the top of the screen”, then click “Apply”

OfficeMax coupon code

I got one of these in the mail and won’t be using it.  It’s good for $30 off your online purchase of $150 or more.  Expires 1/08/2011 JCU4B7RHLKJ3UZAK Please post a comment here if you use it so that others won’t waste their time trying to.

Scribe on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

I needed scribe for a bunch of servers that I’m setting up. I found good howtos here http://snippets.notmyidea.org/2009/07/29/howto-install-scribe-the-facebook-log-system-on-debian/ and here http://tomdzk.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/how-to-install-scribe-with-hdfs-support-on-ubuntu-karmic/ Then I found this page on how to build .debs for ubuntu. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=51003 Long story short. Here are scribe packages to save you some time in getting it installed and running… And here are… Continue reading Scribe on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

How I installed Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on an HP Mini 110 with full disk encryption

Get a USB drive and make a boot disk from the kubuntu 10.04 CD image as detailed here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick Be sure to select persistent storage, “When starting up from this disk, documents and settings will be: ‘Stored in reserved extra space’” I allocated approx 1GB of space for this (You’ll need more than the default… Continue reading How I installed Kubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on an HP Mini 110 with full disk encryption

Why I prefer Ubuntu

Yet another draft post that I found recently.  Yes, I’m still a fan of Ubuntu. As many of my colleagues know, I’m a huge Debian fan. I love the stability and ease of package management. The primary thing I don’t like about Debian is it’s lack of a release schedule. Their attitude is, “We’ll release… Continue reading Why I prefer Ubuntu

OCR processing millions of images on Amazon’s EC2

Note: I wrote this post nearly 2 years ago and recently discovered it in my drafts, some of the info is outdated. Recently, I was tasked with running OCR on a huge set of images (3.4 million.) I’m going to post some brief details on how we processed these images in about a week. Initially,… Continue reading OCR processing millions of images on Amazon’s EC2