The Death of RSS?

So I recently read an article about the death of RSS after Martin Pickett linked to it on Twitter. It’s an interesting article and one I pretty much agree wholeheartedly with but a few things came to mind while reading it.

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What have Google done now?

Gah. My eyes. They hurt! Seriously Google, get rid of it. Nobody likes it and it’s hell for usability. How Marissa Mayer can post about being excited about this ‘feature“ and still keep some claim to being responsible for user experience is beyond me.

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CLI Samba - Because I ALWAYS forget how

I always forget how to copy files easily over the network using Samba so now I’ve just worked it out again for the umpteenth time I’ll record it here.

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How much free space?

I have several hard drives and when times are hard and space is scarce I often need to work out how much space I have left to stash random crap in. Now I could look at the output of df -h and do some fairly basic mental arithmetic and come to a reasonable conclusion. Alternatively I could use my super handy shell script I just wrote.

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Baldur's Gate II installer error 0x80040707

While installing Baldur’s Gate II in Linux using WINE the installer threw error 0x80040707 right at the end of the InstallShield preparing to install step. It turned out it was being caused by one of the folders referenced in the registry not actually existing.

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Decrepit Drupal and Primeval PHP

A few days ago I got a call from a charity I had done some web development work for in the past saying they couldn’t log in to their Drupal powered website. After checking the permissions in the database and on the files I tracked the problem down with the help of the Drupal FAQs. Turns out an old version of Drupal on a new version of PHP was causing problems.

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Bonding wired and wireless interfaces

A short while ago I was having some problems with certain housemates deciding to unplug my server (which I use for IRC, general tasks, file sharing, remote access and torrenting) from the network. This began to get slightly annoying as I was often using the server remotely at the time so I grabbed an old wireless USB stick I had lying around and set up bonding using my wired ethernet as the main connection and the wireless as the fallback.

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Bonding wired and wireless ethernet devices together to improve reliability

A short while ago I was having some problems with certain housemates deciding to unplug my server (which I use for IRC, general tasks, file sharing, remote access and torrenting) from the network. This began to get slightly annoying as I was often using the server remotely at the time so I grabbed an old wireless USB stick I had lying around and set up bonding using my wired ethernet as the main connection and the wireless as the fallback.

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Hello, World

So yet another first post for yet another blog.

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