dammIT

A rantbox

Wed 26 March 2008

apt-get and installing recommends by default

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Now for a geeky post.

Since a while, apt installs recommended packages by default too alongside the dependencies, like aptitude does. However, you might pull in quite a lot of packages you don't really need that way. Here's how to stop it:

apt-get install -o APT::Install-Recommends=false [packagename you …

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Wed 26 March 2008

Weekday morning annoyances

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When it's finally some good weather again [even nice and sunny] and you're driving to your work over that obnoxious 80km/h road and a guy in front of the queue of cars drives in turns 50 and 80km/h, making for a nice 65km/h average and you having …

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Tue 25 March 2008

Coherency

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

*grin*, how coherent was that? :) I guess that intartubes thingee is melting my brain or something.

For those remotely interested in what I meant yesterday: I had been adding functionality to my weblog software [simplog] a year or so ago to be able to save drafts and such, but didn't …

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Mon 24 March 2008

Evillog

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Heh, just noticed I posted the 666th rant in this weblog [well, the system did, after I fixed the automatic posting of webmarks]. Fixing some long-standing issues with my weblog software can make things a lot easier for me :)

[FYI: I have to edit some minor things in the database …

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Mon 24 March 2008

A new Spring

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

The day this spring began, also was the beginning of a new chapter in my online life: a server in a real datacenter. No more 1MBit connection, which also was a tad flaky because of my ADSL connection's signal being quite weak at 3600+m from the exchange, but 100MBit …

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Wed 19 March 2008

Migration time

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Tuesday I migrated most of the web services hosted on aquariusoft.org to my new server, which is colocated and therefor has a far faster and reliable connection than my home-hosted box. Some things will not return, like the forum [was never really used], other things might still be somewhat …

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Mon 17 March 2008

Hot stones

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Last Saturday we went for a hot-stone massage. This is a massage technique which besides normal massage oil uses heated stones to soak your muscles with warmth and let you relax even more. It surely helped relax my poor back and shoulders :) Quite a nice way to relax, if you …

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Fri 14 March 2008

When the headache comes before the beer

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Yesterday was quite a busy day; first a meeting about a literature study, then an assessment training and finally a nice Belgian Beer event was planned. As Belgian beer is the only really drinkable beer [quite enjoyable :)], I was kind of looking forward spending some of my evening chatting up …

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