Posts in 'misc'

Editing and analyzing activity tracking files

A month ago I started running with a GPS watch and a footpod, but kept the GPS feature off. A footpod is a small device that sits on top of my foot and tracks movements. For the particular watch model I own, turning the GPS off means that it will ...


Préparation pour DNSSEC

Installer les paquets de base pour obtenir l’utilitaire DRILL, les outils de signature et un moyen simple d’obtenir les « trust anchors »:

$ sudo apt-get install ldnsutils dnssec-tools libcrypt-openssl-random-perl autotrust

On suppose que bind9 est déjà installé et configuré sur le serveur en question.

Création de la ...


Initial setup


The DNS-323 enclosure was connected to a TP-LINK wireless router running OpenWRT that was being used for other developments. The router is configured to use my laptop as its network gateway and was providing a DHCP service to the DNS-323. I am guessing that the ...

Enabling the Marvell SATA controller on an ASUS M2V motherboard

The computer running the domain had an extra hard disk installed since last November but I did not have a chance to use it because I didn’t have a SATA cable for it. The disk was finally connected yesterday. However, the system did not recognize the disk ...

Playing Loki’s SMAC safely on recent systems

The computer strategy game Alpha Centauri (SMAC) keeps getting older and is not maintained since the company having the rights — Loki software — closed its doors, and the source code to the program is not by any means available to the public. It crashes easily for many reasons, but mostly for ...

Rsync on Windows sanity

While I was trying to synchronize a music library between the Linux host and a Windows machine by using rsync (cwRsync, to be exact), I realized that most of of the directory and file names were scrambled, or displayed long strings of question mark characters. There is a --iconv flag ...

Shell history statistics meme

What now, dude? history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head
200 sudo
182 ls
90 cd
62 vi
52 mv
43 java
38 eyeD3
33 tail
25 javac
21 ~/embedcover

Looks like I spend most of the time at the console ...

Installation de Ounk sur Ubuntu 64-bit

Mise-à-jour : Il semble que Csound vient d’atterrir sur Ubuntu Hardy aujourd’hui (12 avril) ce qui évite de faire plusieurs des détours décrits ci-dessous !

Voici un résumé des opérations que j’ai du effectuer pour pourvoir installer l’interface Ounk sur un système Ubuntu 64-bit. Pour commencer, la difficulté ...