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WordPress 2.5 quirks

Image upload does not work on my Ubuntu 7.10 laptop and WordPress 2.5.  I’ll check using my Vista box. I’ll also setup a new scratch blog and see if it’s some setting or plugin I’m using. The 1.5 development version of Simple Tags seems to work with 2.5 now.

Ubuntu 7.10 on Virtual PC 2007

Today it’s President’s Day, it’s raining, and the kids are off this week.  So naturally I am goofing around with my PC. I’ll head to the basement soon to play with the kids but first I want to setup something on my workstation. My main workstation is a Dell 700 […]

Upgraded the laptop to Gutsy Gibbon

Last night ran the command ‘sudo update-manager -c’ and after a few prompts left the laptop running the distribution upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. This morning I rebooted it at the prompt and poof I’m upgraded. I usually don’t think that Linux has a real chance on the desktop; […]

Installing Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 720

Update 6/3/2009: Follow the instructions here at for Ubuntu 9.04, it works with the Dell XPS 720 very well. The only odd thing is that I have to re-enable the NVidia drivers between reboots. When you do enable it, don’t reboot. Just log out and let the auto login […]

Ubuntu laptop died

After 5 years or so my IBM T40 laptop gave up the ghost. Dead hardrive. Given how cheap laptops are today I’ll probably go to Costco and pick up an HP laptop. The old laptop ran Ubuntu 7.04. I’ll probably leave the new one running Vista. I personally like running […]

Ubuntu and Steam

So far so good. I have tried the following with my Ubuntu installation: Tried to get Compiz running on my laptop Updated Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Fiesty Fawn Get Steam working on my laptop running Ubuntu Compiz works badly. I think it’s the xserver I am using. I’ve un-installed […]

Ubuntu 6.10 on a IBM T40 laptop

Update: Well the keyconfig extension no longer works despite hacking the install.rdf in the file. I had to follow the instructions located at this website. On my Ubuntu laptop I did the following at a bash shell prompt: Did a search for “mainKeyset” and right after the line <keyset id=”mainKeyset”> […]

Laptop committed XP suicide

For about a week my IBM T40 laptop has been acting bizarre. It boots, complains about different problems, and none of the network connections work at all. Using the few tools I have for XP, I can’t get the thing to work. It’s gotten to the point where I have […]