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Posted 11-24-2008 at 03:59 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

Yesterday I wasted two hours of my life. A friend of mine asked me to help his mother-in-law with her computer (Windows XP). A year ago I set up that computer for her; she uses Open Office, surfs the net and writes e-mail, and she'd like to be able to use Skype and her sound card to video-chat with her grandchildren.

Sound on her system is not working. Part of her chipset fails to be supported. Probably as a result of that the system is awfully slow. According to Process Explorer...
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ObsidianMusic: my favourite amarok plugin

Posted 11-24-2008 at 12:36 AM by indeliblestamp

Obsidian is a web frontend for your amarok music collection.
As long as Amarok stores your collection in a MySQL database, download this plugin, put it in your htdocs folder and edit the config file with your database details.
You get a pretty page with your music collection neatly arranged. Click to add songs to your playlist, and hit 'play playlist' to stream the music straight to a remote computer!
Obsidian made me (finally) get a dyndns account. Just when you think Amarok...
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Advice for learning linux for the perfectionists procrastinators out there!

Posted 11-21-2008 at 09:36 PM by kcoriginal
Updated 07-07-2009 at 07:53 PM by kcoriginal (More meaningful title!)

Do you have ANY IDEA how many times I have endeavoured to start something like this?

IF I USE THIS BLOG... I think I will chronicle my journey to get Linux ripped down to the bare essentials, and get my anal-retentive, super-analyzing, hard-headed, conscious around it.


Linux from Scratch-ish explorations. Just the bare minimum. Tom's Floppy distro. That has to be small enough right? Just a kernel and a shell, right?

I don't know yet......
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Check Your Mysql Server Performance with MySQLTuner

Posted 11-21-2008 at 02:17 AM by sridhar11

MySQLTuner is a script written in Perl that will assist you with your MySQL configuration and make recommendations for increased performance and stability. Within seconds, it will display statistics about your MySQL installation and the areas where it can be improved.

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Install and Configure Cacti Monitoring tool in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Server

Posted 11-21-2008 at 02:15 AM by sridhar11

Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool’s data storage and graphing
functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

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