Ninite bulk installer

June 7th, 2010 Comments off

Posting this is probably mostly for me as I keep forgetting the name of this tool, but it is worth sharing. I found this from a Lifehacker article a while ago, and if I could remember the name of it I would use it every time I do a Windows install. Ninite allows you to go to a web page, select a bunch of freeware apps you want installed giving you a custom made installer that will just go to town downloading and installing the software you selected, resulting in very few clicks and questions. One simple shot at installing a bunch of apps that would take at least an hour if done manually.

Their Ninite One product would be awesome to have on a USB disk as well, but I’m not paying for a professional license.


Chugworth! is back

November 9th, 2009 Comments off

In college, I was a fan of a comic called Chugworth Academy. It had good art, interesting stories, and whatnot. Like all webcomics, it eventually started to miss schedule, and even skip weeks. There was even a point in which the server just failed to exist, and yet I still tried to read it. I eventually gave up on it, but added an RSS feed into Liferea just in case it was ever to come back.

Well, the RSS feed I had is still broken, but I happened to stumble upon Chugworth!. It turns out that the authors just completely archived the old comics, and started the site fresh. The new comic picks up around 6 months after the end of the old series, but is supposed to be separate enough that readers do not need to read the previous series. There are only 5 posts up, but it’s looking good. Welcome back guys!

Check out Chugworth! and flip through the old Chugworth Academy archives when you get a chance (warning: some old posts can be NSFW)

Week of catch up

September 28th, 2009 Comments off

I am not at work this week, being out in Illinois for Jasig’s Fall 2009 Unconference. If you’ve glanced at my twitter feed you can tell I enjoy collaborating with people in this group.

Mostly for myself, but my goals for the week are:

  • get some fixes to CAS out for testing
  • start playing with CAS 3.3.x
  • personally implement uportal
  • work on the Glade presentation for next week’s LUG

I’m sure there was more but I am at a conference, and between that and flights that’s still an aggressive list.


New server, new theme

September 28th, 2009 Comments off

I finally moved my main site to a server in New Jersey (thanks Linode), which took me way too long to get to. Other sites will just have to wait.

Along with the move, I finally got up to date with WordPress too. With so much change I felt it time to get a new theme as well, so enjoy.


Suspend is back…too well

December 2nd, 2008 Comments off

To clarify last night’s post, the laptop had no problem suspending….resuming on the other hand was odd. If you google for “fedora 10 resume” you see plenty of people have been having similar problems. Upon resuming, all I would get is garbled video for a few seconds before the system would lock up.

This was bothering me enough on the drive home that I contemplated dropping down to Fedora 9 for now. Luckily I ran across Fedora’s Common F10 bugs and added nomodeset to my kernel parameters in /etc/grub.conf. I did not have high hopes for that to work, but it does….and then some. The boot process is not as pretty but I’m suspending and resuming, I could not care less about what the boot process looks like. So now I successfully suspend, but the fun comes with the resume. When I open the laptop the system just about resumes, then suddenly suspends again. This would continue the sad panda moment, but resuming again works. So I just have to resume twice, I can live with that.