Monthly Archives: April 2008

xkcd2 – someone is wrong

Who was I thinking of when I read this?  Oh, there are so many people. (mouse over for alt text, funny also — you do this with all xkcd comics)   

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xkcd – ubuntu, python comics

If you don’t currently read, you should be.  It has some mushy lovey dovey junk in it sometimes, but the python references and open source references are hilarious. Today’s comic: (mouse over for the Ubuntu reference) One of my … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 8.04, VirtualBox, and USB support

UPDATE: Make sure your user account is a member of the vboxusers account.  VirtualBox will not start and the error will tell you this, but just want to be explicit.  You will have to logout and log back in. I … Continue reading 

Posted in Linux, Tools, Ubuntu, Virtual Machine | 31 Comments

MSDN – can’t download with firefox

UPDATE: I’m on Linux.  Getting this to work on Windows is simple enough, just like James mentions in the comments. Thanks.  I’m writing this, because it’s about the 5th time I’ve had to use my Windows box or VM to … Continue reading 

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Ubutnu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) after upgrade – I have complete sound!!

UPDATE: Do not upgrade your virtual box install.  Stay with the Gutsy version if you already have it.  If you are just installing Hardy Heron from scratch, I will have a post in a little bit and link to it … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 8.04 came out today (Hardy Heron)

Download here.  Feature List and a little more detail here I’m currently on Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the previous version.  I’m upgrading after I post this.  I’ll update this post afterwards. Also, for all you hesitant Linux users out there, on … Continue reading 

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Multi-processor builds with MsBuild

I use a mixture of NAnt and MSBuild and the following was very interesting. Scott Hanselman posts about using multiple processors to build solutions.  If you are not subscribed to Scott’s blog, you should be.  Also check out his tools … Continue reading 

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Bil Simser’s elevator question

Bill recently posted a question to the nerd community about, “…if you were stuck in an elevator with 2 other nerds, with no technology at all, who would you like the 2 other nerds to be?” I may be a … Continue reading 

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How to install Twhirl on Ubuntu (7.10 Gutsy Gibbon)

Update: I jumped the gun and I thought I’d never have to say this about Linux, but you may have to reboot after the install.  I lost all title bars on all windows after the install.  After reboot, they came … Continue reading 

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