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Some Thoughts on Choosing a New Wordpress Theme

I think I’m going to choose a new theme for my blog. The current theme is iNove (albeit an older version with some custom modifications), and I feel like it looks a bit messy and has gotten a bit cluttered, so it’s time to find something new. I ...

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Inaccuracies in Google Analytics for Website Stats

I use Google Analytics for visitor stats on this blog. Not because I’m trying to direct-market to my readers or become Big Brother, but for a number of simple reasons:

  • It’s simple - no software for me to update, and nothing that needs to run on my server and ...
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MediaWiki - Preformatted Text within Lists

As I discovered this morning, with MediaWiki 1.5.7+, if you attempt to put a <pre> wraped block of code within a numbered list, the indentation breaks and the numbering starts over after the <pre> block. This was pretty annoying, as I was trying to document a procedure including ...

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Meld - Graphical Diff Tool for SVN Directories

I’ve been in the process of manually merging two directories in a subversion repo. The second started out as a “development” copy of the first (without branching, unfortunately). Since there’s quite a few files, I decided that a graphical diff program is a must. I usually use kdiff3 ...

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Using VirtualBox Remotely

At work, I have a pretty beefy workstation (a Dell OptiPlex 990 with a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600 and 8GB RAM running Fedora 16) that I usually run a few VMs on as my test/development environment. I usually reboot my machine every other week or so, and start ...

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Nagios Check Plugin for Linode Monthly Bandwidth Usage

Since I have most of my public-facing stuff hosted with Linode, and I have a monthly bandwidth cap (albeit one that I’ll probably never come close to), I decided that it would be a good idea to add my monthly bandwidth usage to my monitoring system. Luckily, Linode offers ...

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