OSCON 2007 (July 25)

I arrived in Portland last night for OSCON. From a conference standpoint, it feels very similar to when I attended in 2005. The attendance doesn't appear to have grown much and the exhibition hall is about the same size. Though there appear to be a few more "community" exhibitors than …

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All your comments are belong to reddit

I guess this has been around since the dawn of site aggregation (ala slashdot). I'm just sort of frustrated that my previous post's most valuable and relevant comments weren't posted on my blog but on an aggregator of programming links (reddit). I'm not implying that reddit isn't useful for finding …

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Visualizing harddrive space under Linux

Today, my laptop disk became full. So, I wanted to get the most bang for my buck and not waste my time erasing small files that weren't taking up a bunch of disk space. How does one do that? One way is the command line utility du, but I knew …

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Goodbye Beryl, Hello 24 Incher

I got a nice 24 inch Dell flat panel monitor for work. Here's the good: Bright colors (my laptop monitor looks dull now) Wide (can comfortably browse two websites side by side) Gentoo made installing drivers painless xrandr 1.2 is nice * X developers rock

And now the bad: I …

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