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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:


# 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:
# 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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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Claws Mail GnuPG

Posted 03-02-2011 at 12:02 PM by arniekat

Claws-Mail with GnuPG Encryption

This tutorial will setup Claws-Mail with HTML Mail Viewing, Spam Filtering and GnuPG Encryption. If you use Yahoo Mail or some other service, you will need to get the settings for your email from your provider. The information here came from the Claws-Mail Help and from

Compile and install the following applications in the following order from

1. libetpan-1.0 (Dependency of Claws-Mail)...
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Change in the testing Algorithm

Posted 03-02-2011 at 08:17 AM by caieng

02 March 2011

A long overdue change has been made in the process of evaluating Linux distributions. The main reason for making the change is the obvious deficiency in the previous testing method. Do we turn off the radio, every time we wish to change a station?

The central web site I use for testing is Mike's Classical Music, found here:

There are three different non-proprietary formats employed by sites...
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