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PostgreSQL 8.x backup caveat

Posted 03-24-2011 at 10:48 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-29-2011 at 08:58 AM by rocket357

During the deployment of our latest software revision (a major version bump that migrated all of our databases from MSSQL to Linux/PostgreSQL and migrated all of our web servers from Apache/PHP to Tomcat/GWT), we started hitting snags in IT operations immediately with database backups. When this major version revision came out, it allowed customers to store documents, photos, etc...directly in the database (something MSSQL 2005 isn't capable of). Doing a simple "pg_dump <opts> <dbname>"...
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How do I clean Ubuntu?

Posted 03-22-2011 at 01:52 PM by allu john sudhakar

Ubuntu software packaging system can accumulate unused packages or temporary files. These temporary files, also called caches, contain package files from all of the packages that you have ever installed. Eventually, this cache can grow quite large. Removing them allows you to reclaim space on your computer's hard drive for storing your documents, music, photographs, or other files.

To clear the cache you can use either the clean or the autoclean op for a command-line program called...
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compiling greatest ffmpeg & using it

Posted 03-22-2011 at 07:17 AM by sumeet inani
Updated 03-22-2011 at 07:33 AM by sumeet inani

First install yasm-1.0.1.tar.gz in usual way.

For libx264 support
Get latest
git clone git://
You get x264 folder . You can compress & save that folder for backup .
Installing involves
cd x264;./configure;make;sudo make install;sudo ldconfig
extract ffmpeg & then run
 cd ffmpeg ;./configure  --enable-avfilter  --enable-avfilter-lavf --enable-vdpau --enable-bzlib
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Posted 03-19-2011 at 10:19 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

How does one avoid it when they fail at everything?
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Missing Debian Sound Control

Posted 03-18-2011 at 12:18 PM by drask

I installed Debian the other day. So far it is working really well for me. I discovered one minor annoyance today that took me a few minutes to figure out and fix.

Right-clicking the volume control icon in the Notification Area brings up a context menu. The first entry is "Mute", the second is "Open Volume Control".

When I tried clicking on the second one, I kept getting an error message "Can't open gnome-volume-control no such file". I...
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