The sql.mit.edu service performs nightly
/mit/sql/backup/. This could have spared me some grief when I wiped out my database.
apt-get install -f got me out of the dependency failure tarpit that was killing my attempts to
apt-get install packages and to
dpkg --configure -a. Another thing to try would’ve been
apt-get clean -f. A subsequent
apt-get dist-upgrade worked (took under 3 minutes).
FreeBSD doesn’t support (userland) access to process/thread CPU affinity.
…try removing the battery, holding the power button for 20 seconds, and putting the battery back in. You should be able to boot now. This happens to me every so often – I learned the trick from Lenovo tech support a while ago.
After the Ubuntu upgrade, SCIM was causing my keyboard to stop responding in various applications. This is a known bug. More details are in the issue tracker.
…can be found here.
In postgresql, creating a table referencing another table requires an exclusive lock on the other table.
VSFilter 2.34+ handles colorspaces differently, introducing the “green line bug.” Also, VSFilter 2.33 works with WMP, whereas 2.34 doesn’t.
--db-attach=yes doesn’t work in the Ubuntu valgrind package. Install it from source.