FreeNX working on Mandriva 2006/x86_64

Well, after some mucking around, I finally got FreeNX to work on Mandriva 2006/x86_64. The problem was the 64bit version didn't work very well. And the commercial NX server, although it says it's for i386 and amd64, also has a lot of unresolved dependencies due to it, well, being …

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Aaarg! VNC? FreeNX? SSH and Xnest?

I don't know if I'm an idiot and just can't make it work, but I've been farting around for most of the day trying to get the desktop of one Linux box to show up on my OS X box so that I can move the Linux box into my …

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Annvixmobile is dead... =(

Well, the wife managed to mash the Annvixmobile yesterday morning... geez, dealing with a car accident is no fun. Insurance, police reports... waiting 4hrs for a tow truck (yeah, yesterday was a great day for accidents).

Wasn't her fault at all... and no big deal.. heck, it's just a car …

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Moving to a colo

Well, this is my first machine moving to the new colo facility. Should be interesting. Been farting around all day getting ready for it.. it's amazing how lazy you get when the server is in the next room. Now that it's going to be 15 minutes away, I have to …

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My take on Ubuntu

Everytime I turn around I'm hearing someone say how good Ubuntu is. I've never tried it before today so I figured I'd give it a go and check it out. My first comment: not a big fan of brown. I'm not an "earthy" kinda guy (nevermind that my first character …

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ABBA goes metal?

This cracks me up. I hate ABBA. My wife likes ABBA... I can't stand them. I find them... irritating. So it was quite amusing for me to hear a cover song by the band Diablo... they do a cover of "Dancing Queen". This has got to be the funniest thing …

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Crystal Meth in my backyard?

Good Lord... I just found out from the owner of the house next door (who was renting the house to her step-son and his friends for the last 2 years) that they've been growing pot in the basement and have been selling ecstasy and crystal meth out of the house …

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New Mandriva Community Wiki ... and my eyes are burning

I should have been doing other work today, but there was nothing super urgent so I decided to dedicate the day to converting content from the old TWiki-based Mandriva Community Wiki over to the new system (using MediaWiki). What an utterly boring job. Dries out the eyes too. Let's see …

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Oh those fricking spiders!

I swear... if another spitting venom thingamajobby kills me I will freak right out. Trying to kill this level 30 furbolg with a bunch of level 27-28 body guards is one thing... (I'm only level 27 myself) but for those fricking spiders to come wandering around and then... (of all …

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Zend Studio vs. Komodo

Ok, as per my last entry, I'm gonna do some comparisons between Komodo 3.5 and Zend Studio 5.0. Both have recently been released, both are "heavy weight" IDE's (Integrated Development Environments). Zend Studio deals particularly with PHP... that's Zend's bread and butter, so it makes sense. Komodo, on …

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