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Jesse Taylor's blog ain't here folks

Posted 03-05-2011 at 01:46 PM by jrtayloriv

If you are looking for the blog of Jesse Taylor (i.e. me), then you are in the wrong place.

The right place for you to go is www.jrtayloriv.net
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-RaLink 2860 WiFi

Posted 03-04-2011 at 11:48 PM by arniekat
Updated 03-04-2011 at 11:50 PM by arniekat (Formatting Problem)

Asus EeePC 1015PEM RaLink 2860 Wi-Fi Card (RT2860)

I have NetworkManager from GNOME, but you can install wicd-1.7.0 from the /extras directory so you have a wireless applet that will allow you to set up wireless networking.

To get this wi-fi card to work on Slackware 13.1, blacklist the module rt2800pci.

# vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Add the following line(s) to this file

# This is to fix the module problem on my Asus Eeepc 1015PEM...
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Updated PostgreSQL auto-configure script

Posted 03-04-2011 at 09:35 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-30-2011 at 03:19 PM by rocket357

I've altered the postgresql auto-configure script quite a bit since I last posted it. Here's the updated version:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

# configPG.sh:
#
# This script automatically detects system RAM and other resources
# and modifies $PG_DATA_DIR/postgresql.conf to configure the server
# for one of three uses:  web, oltp, or data warehousing.
# 
# Author: rocket357@users.sourceforge.net
# License: BSD
#
# This script
...
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Installing a Brother MFC-J220 printer in Slackware 3.1 32bit

Posted 03-03-2011 at 12:19 PM by trillobyte
Updated 04-29-2013 at 10:44 AM by trillobyte (Updated 04/29/2013)

Distribution: Slackware 13.1 (Update) These procedures relate to Slackware 14.0 64bit as well.
Distribution Edition: 32bit
Driver: mfcj220lpr-1.1.1-1.i386.rpm
Driver: mfcj220cupswrapper-1.1.1-3.i386.rpm
Driver: brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm
Driver: brscan-skey-0.2.1-3.i386.rpm
SANE version: Sane-1.0.21
CUPS version: cups-1.4.5
***Note***For 64bit Slackware you will need to install at least the glibc-solibs-2.15_multilib-x86_64-7alien.txz and cups-compat32-1.5.4-x86_64-2compat32.txz...
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Accidentally essential?

Posted 03-03-2011 at 10:45 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-03-2011 at 10:58 AM by rocket357

"Following Aristotle, I divide them into essence, the difficulties inherent in the nature of software, and accidents, those difficulties that today attend its production but are not inherent." -- Fred Brooks, "No Silver Bullet"

This is the second time I've referred to this particular paper on this blog. I've read it numerous times, and even though it was written in 1986, the facts set forth by Brooks still hold true today.

So there are two types...
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