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Linux Vs. Windows slides

Last week, I gave a Lightning talk to CompSoc on the subject "Linux vs. Windows- which is better?". It seemed to go down fairly well (I wasn't lynched outsid...

Greetings from Gutsy

Last week, the beta version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon was released, so I decided to blow away the slightly messy installation of Feisty on my laptop, and make a...

Of screen and Solaris

I'd been a regular user of SSH for several months before I discovered screen. For the uninitiated, it allows you to create multiple 'windows', each containin...

Undiscovered planets

I needed to set up a Planet recently, and there appears to be very little online documentation about the process. To be fair, if you install it on Debian usi...

New server

My friend and web host, Martin, recently decided to scrap his old server running DirectAdmin, and replace it with a shiny new CentOS VPS running Plesk. Havin...

HowTo: svn+ssh on Windows

The problem: Windows doesn't have an inbuilt SSH client, so trying to check out files from a Subversion repository over SSH doesn't work out of the box. I've...

Groupwise maximum

Recently, I've been working on a new project, an update to the Magdalen College JCR Rooms Database. Doing this whilst on holiday with no internet connection ...

Two days of CSS

So, I've spent the last 48 hours writing a couple of style sheets. The first one, as the regular readers amongst you will notice, was for this site (apologie...

Up and running

So, after a few weeks of holding pages and messing around, my site is now up, and it's here to stay. The default WordPress theme certainly isn't; chances are...