BloGTK – Using in Karmic

A nice GTK application for blogging is BloGTK. It’s written in python and it’s fast and a decent replacement for MarsEdit when not on my Mac (not that there are many choices for GTK blogging apps). The 2.0 release is available on LaunchPad, but it requires a few extra python packages to run on a…

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Removing Blastwave from Solaris

Solaris on spac is a lot of fun, however, sometimes you need to clear the deck of all the fun and start fresh. With blastwave (CSW) you install pre-built binaries for your system as regular solaris packages. Removing them using pkgrm is a pain if you want to clear blastwave off completely and start fresh…

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Picassa Upload Button for WordPress

It’s finally been done- ClYang has written the glue to get an upload button in Picassa working with your WordPress (2.7.1) blog. This has been a requested feature for a while. There are plenty of solutions to share a picassa web on a WordPress blog, but this is the first instance (that I can find)…

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MySQL Python driver building (breaking?) on 10.5

Trying to get my mysql environment setup on 10.5 I ran head-long into the mysql python 1.22 drivers breaking with xcode 3. from _mysql.c:40: /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: duplicate ‘unsigned’ /usr/include/sys/types.h:92: error: two or more data types in declaration specifiers error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1 The fixed is coved over at the Ingels 3.0…

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Desktop Tower Defense

Normally, I don’t like little flash games. Even normal games, for me, require a delicate balance playability and strategy before I grow tired and bored with them. But I stumbled across DTD a few days ago and gave it a shot. A few hours later, I realized that DTD is so addictive, so engrossing, that…

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