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Lexmark Drivers for Ubuntu/Debian

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Lexmark provides subpar Linux drivers for any distro, but Ubuntu/Debian is horrible. At work we moved from HP Printers to Lexmark. The situation reminds me o...

Error in Service Module

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If you are on a OpenSuSE or SuSE SLES/SLED machine and have recently mounted /var to a new parition, you might get the following error:

Here is a quarter

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I am a quarter way through my life. Assuming of course that I live to 100 years old, but that doesn’t seem unreasonable considering the rate of life expectan...

Conky Setup

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I love me some eye candy that is actually useful. Conky falls into this category for me. In the olden days it was either gkrellm or a WindowMaker plugin. I h...

Long Time

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It has been awhile since I have posted here since work started blocking my website (BLOCKED FOR HACKING TUTORIALS – Seriously!) and I wanted to make sure I c...


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I was thinking back to one of my favorite comics this morning as I danced around the room. There are certain songs that make me just dance around like there ...

Fix for Songbird showing songs still on iPod

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I formatted my iPod recently and noticed that Songbird still thought the Library had media on it. Loading up a factory restore didn’t help. To clear the iPod...

Travel Days for 2008

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Why stop a geeky tradition?! Here is 2008’s travel graphs. This year I did hit the 2 full trips around the Earth. I am not sure what 2009 holds, but I had a ...

Securing MySQL

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Here is my quick secure guide for MySQL:

Fix for Songbird and iPod

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I LOVE SONGBIRD, but it wouldn’t recognize my iPod Shuffle. I use this one to workout and need hopping tunes to keep my miles time down. If you have an iPod ...