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Kazehakase package for Hardy

01.12.09 | | Permalink | Comment?

I have been playing with Kazehakase, a very lightweight browser with some nifty features. However the version in the Ubuntu Hardy repositories has a serious bug: it crashes every time you try to open the Preferences dialog. This bug has been fixed upstream, but I couldn’t find a deb for Ubuntu with this fix. So […]

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Bug fixes: Java Fonts & Dead Keypad

11.07.08 | | Permalink | Comment?

Recently my Ubuntu system at work started showing a couple of really annoying bugs: The line spacing in all Java applications was doubled. This meant that I could only get 1/2 as much text on the screen in JEdit. When numlock was off the keypad allowed me to use the arrow keys,  but when I […]

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Getting organized

08.09.08 | | Permalink | Comment?

My to do list has been getting out of hand. I have two research project, a summer internship, and general life stuff (cooking, laundry, etc.) and have been having trouble keeping track of it. So I decided I needed some help. In the past I have used Hiveminder and really liked it. However it has […]

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Now the video card?

08.01.08 | | Permalink | Comment?

Grrr! These Dell Optiplex 320’s are eating too much of my time. We just upgraded one to Hardy Heron and I lost a full day getting the machine back on its feet. For my own reference (because I know I will have to deal with this again) here are the problems and solutions: First, the […]

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Tweaking Grub 2

07.11.08 | | Permalink | 2 Comments

A little while ago I wrote about my problems booting Linux on a Dell Optiplex 320 the solution was to install Grub 2 and tweak the boot options. Since then I have run into a couple other problems which have required me to learn a little more about managing Grub 2 on a Debian based […]

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The Python Property

06.16.08 | | Permalink | Comment?

One of my projects this summer has been to learn Python. I want to be able to use it to replace Matlab and LabView. I may try to write a little more of the how and why later. I have been learning a great deal about Python in the last month or so and thought […]


Fascinating Snow

04.26.08 | | Permalink | Comment?

I know it has been a long time since I have poster here. Sorry,  I have been busy. (That is the best excuse I can come up with at least) Here are some pictures that I took in March. I had seen this twice, but only got around to taking pictures the second time: (You […]


Happy Reformation Day

10.31.07 | | Permalink | 1 Comment

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the church door. A much better thing to celebrate today than some of the other options …


Missions Trip

10.31.07 | | Permalink | Comment?

Well this post is a few days late: Anastasia is on a medical missions trip to Honduras right now (10/27 – Nov. 10). From what I have heard so far, it is going well.  I would appreciate your prayers that God would bless there.

Events, Life

Gold Humanism Honor Society

10.25.07 | | Permalink | 1 Comment

Anastasia was just selected for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. That is an odd sounding award, but it is a high honor. Colombia medical students pick who of their fellow students they would want for their own doctor. One page describes it as … The Gold Humanism Honor Society, a national organization created to honor […]

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