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)

10 reasons why you should use Mozy for your computer backups

There are a lot of backup services out there on the internet so I thought I’d do a quick writeup of my favorite. Here are 10 reasons why you should use Mozy Unlimited Backup for your computer backups. Ease of use – Their software is easy to setup. After the inital setup, there is zero… Continue reading 10 reasons why you should use Mozy for your computer backups

New version of AVG anti-virus available

For those of you that run AVG Free (free for personal use) there is a major update available. For those of you that don’t run any antivirus software on your computer – SHAME ON YOU! This new version includes anti-spyware, so if you have AVG’s anti-spyware (Ewido) installed, you’ll have to uninstall it first (go… Continue reading New version of AVG anti-virus available

Ubuntu AMI for Amazon EC2 large & xlarge instances

I just released another Ubuntu public AMI for Amazon EC2. This one is nearly identical to the first one I released except it can be used with large and extra large instances. Here are the current tech specs and costs for the different instance sizes: Small Instance (Default) – $0.10/hr 1.7 GB of memory, 1… Continue reading Ubuntu AMI for Amazon EC2 large & xlarge instances

.bashrc on OS X

I’ve been using my wife’s macbook more and more, due to my old Dell slowly dying. Since I spend most of my life at a command prompt, I like to customized it a little so I’m more efficient. Unfortunately, OS X doesn’t automatically load your .bashrc when you start up a command window. Fortunately, it’s… Continue reading .bashrc on OS X

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Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) to 7.04 (Feisty)

I’m in the process of testing some software and wanted to upgrade a server I have with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper) to 7.04 (Feisty) The steps are simple, but aren’t documented on Ubuntu’s website (since we’re upgrading two version levels.)

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Mozy acquired by EMC for $76 million

I really like to see good things happen to good companies. I’ve been testing out mozy for personal and business use recently and am glad to see things go well for the company. Here’s the original news story.

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“This computer has not been authorized…”

For a while now, I’ve been getting this error when I try to put music on my mp3 player from Rhapsody: “This computer has not been authorized to play Rhapsody subscription tracks. To authorize, select My Account -> Authroize Computer from the Rhapsody menu.” I would do what it said and keep getting that message… Continue reading “This computer has not been authorized…”