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Online Identities

Online Identities

So, I've been around on the Internet for quite awhile now, and over that time I've accumulated a lot of identities? Why you ask? Well people change over time really and I think some identities didn't suit me. I tended to explore aspects of my personality by making up a new identity and playing the role. Really it was sort of like Table Top Role Playing but online.

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Apt-based distros pulling in packages from the wrong pin!

Apt-based distros pulling in packages from the wrong pin!

Don't panic! It is all okay, well it's okay if you are worrying about this particular non-problem! So you may ask:

Why do I see packages coming in from releases I have pinned below my main release?

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LTSP thin client tips

LTSP thin client tips

Thin clients are a great way to repurpose older PCs or get cheaper systems and still get a powerful network of workstations for schools or institutions with many different cubicles/offices for a fraction of the cost, both in cash, time and staff invested in its deploying and maintenance. However, just like any other computer, there are details that have to be worked out here and there. Tonight I'll give a tip about a particular implementation: LTSP plus Windows virtual machines with concurrent sessions over RDP (tested with Ubuntu 12.04 as a base OS and Windows 7 Ultimate as guest OS under Virtualbox).

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Web of mistrust

Web of mistrust

You may have heard of the Web of Trust plugin for browsers. This product is marketed as a "Safe Browsing Tool", and supposedly improves the security of the web by allowing users to view the rating of a site before even clicking on it (as it places an icon next to all links), as well as other measures such as an icon next to the address bar, and a popup warning you if you try to visit a site that does not have a good rating.

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KDE multiple screen issues

KDE multiple screen issues

It's been a long time since I've posted anything here. We've been busy - and perhaps I've been playing a bit too much Guild Wars 2. ;)

Recently I added a third screen to my system, and this only made the existing multi-screen issues I had with KDE even worse. Finally, I decided to do something about it, hunting down each issue one by one and fixing it. This post is just to serve as a guide to fixing these problems.

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