Archive for the ‘Thumbs Up’ Category


Just found a package for a bit of software in ubuntu called inputlirc. Ubuntu lists it as: Zeroconf LIRC daemon using input event devices This is a small LIRC-compatible daemon that reads from /dev/input/eventX devices and sends the received keycodes to connecting LIRC clients. Inputlircd needs no configuration, it uses the standardised names for the […]

July 11, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Linux, Software, Thumbs Up, Ubuntu

Yet Another Cacti Update

Well I’ve now got cacti pretty much sorted. Its finally running on a server with enough disk i/o to cope (it still > 3 years old, but at least it works). Its also now become important enough to be moved onto a server with support as some point. Once we’ve vitalised our File Servers, and […]

May 21, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Linux, Software, Thumbs Up, Ubuntu

LugRadio – Sunday

Sunday – woke up with a minor hangover, but a shower and breakfast sorted this out. This time I got chance to have some toast and coffee. Got down to the SU in plenty of time. On sunday I listened to the following talks: John Leach – Everyone Loves Eric RaymondAnother one of the talks […]

July 31, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Thumbs Up

LugRadio Live – Saturday

Saturday was the first day of the “Official” event. I eventually got up from simply lying down in the bed for a while (I did get some sleep, but the heat of the room woke me up quite early), went for a shower and then for some breakfast. Sward wanting to get there early so […]

July 30, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Thumbs Up

LugRadio Live – Friday

Last Weekend I went down to Lug Radio Live in Wolverhampton. A great weekend it was too. I got down there about 5ish Friday, then waiting about 30min for Junior ‘s (sward) train to arrive (he missed the one he was meant to be on). As it was the first time either of us had […]

July 29, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Thumbs Up

WPA/IPW2200/Linux/Debian 3

After hearing about Network Manager on LugRadio at Guadec I decided to give it a go. A bit of messing around – including installing the version from Testing I found out I need a new kernel for WPA. Of I went and got 2.6.17 and compiled it. Things of Note: I had to use the […]

July 6, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Kernel, Networking, Software, Thumbs Up


Just added another plug-in to cacti over the last couple of weeks – weathermap. Basically allows you to draw diagrams of you’re network, and it takes data from the rrd files and displays different coloured arrows show the percentage of the link used. Basically allowing you to see whats going on, on your network and […]

July 2, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Networking, Software, Thumbs Up, Work / Microsoft

Open Source & The NHS

The NHS as a whole doesn’t seem to use any open source, nor does it look like any will be coming (unless the likes of Java get GPL’ed) However at work we have started to look into Open Source. We currently have an every-growing Cati Install. Cacti is a great bit of software – at […]

May 30, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Networking, Software, Thumbs Up


I’ve decided to give Rockbox a test on my iRiver H300. Initial impressions are good – the GUI is more responsive and playback is good. I like the replay gain feature and the crossfade looks promising (it sometimes produces some pops/click when switching between songs of different codecs at the moment). The upgrade was easy […]

April 15, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Hardware, Software, Thumbs Up


I’ve just found out how effective sa-learn is at keeping out spam emails. Over the last week or so the number of spams reaching my mailbox was starting to reach stupid levels and once more outstripping the number of real mails to the point I was missing real emails for the spam. A little digging […]

November 12, 2005 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Software, Thumbs Up