Monthly Archives: April 2009

Google Distro Trends, 2009/04/23

Just mentioned it in the comments of my previous post, but it’s worth a more public reminder… That’s what I would describe as “the hopes and dreams of a generation” (of Software Freedom lovers), and is the result of fantastic … Continue reading

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Friends, partners, lovers, warriors…

Goodness me, Pipka and I were married four years ago today. What an adventure! It’s hard to believe how much we’ve achieved together in the last four years. Some musings… It feels like ages ago that Pia started a company, … Continue reading

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approx: Package caching for Ubuntu (and Debian) lovers

If you have quite a few Debian or Ubuntu machines and you want an easy way to share and speed up package downloads — or reduce your bandwidth consumption — then approx is for you! It’s incredibly easy to set … Continue reading

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I can finally call my website a blog…

… because it includes pictures of dreadfully cute kittens… yay! This as-yet-unnamed specimen is destined to be a farm cat — yes, shock, a working cat… catching mice, vermin, etc. — but he had some time in between drinking milk … Continue reading

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Slow motion sneeze as scare campaign art

Awesome new ad from the South Australian Government that combines artfully executed slow motion video with some of the tell-tale signs of scare campaign advertising tactics… “There’s a lot of competition to get attention so you need to have a … Continue reading

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Replacing Apache with nginx for static file serving

This chart represents the regular activity of an Apache server from Monday to Thursday — a massive spike of non-idle processes starting around lunch time — and then an eerily quiet Friday. No, it wasn’t a public holiday, it’s just … Continue reading

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