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I got the ezmlm migration working, which is cool. Mailman and mail migration will be easier. So I took a day off. (Web migration will be a headache.)
I'm not much of a Python coder, but I'm learning to be a pretty good Python re-coder.
This was posted as a correction to a note I made about some character encoding errors that appeared on the LA Indymedia website. It's poorly written. If you need me to edit and clarify, send an email to email@example.com.
It's ISO 8859, not 8890.
I set up a server the past month that does FTP and backups of the internet server, as well as some video encoding and bittorrent, and I just added one more hard disk. The system is now:
I got this done (i think):
It's one thing to upgrade software. It's an entirely different thing to migrate to new software. If you have a whole system of software, integrated in to a mega-app, it's even more difficult.
This script uses ImageMagick and AVConc (ffmpeg) to convert images uploaded by a low-end DLINK internet camera to an FTP server.
First install ubuntu-desktop and remove xubuntu-desktop
apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop
I had a couple of these, and lost the power adapters. (OK, someone else lost them, but whatever.) As always, the voltage and current matter, and these guys use 5V 1.2A or 2A.
I got an Aironet 1200 and didn't have the serial cable, so I tried to use IPSU to find the IP address. I ran it in a VM, bridged the ethernet interface, and it failed.
I just submitted this idea to some hackathon thing. I wish I hadn't but I did.* The idea is a mobile app that, based on the sensor's location, will play audio files that pertain to the area.
Dell shopping tip:
This is a concept for a product key activation for a web application. You download the application, install it on the server, and then it will allow you to buy a key via a website.
Like a lot of people who work with computers, I have some communication problems. Sometimes, I'm too blunt; other times, too reticent.
(argh, forgot to back up my postfix work. i have to start fresh, so this is an opportunity to document work.)
# first get a superuser shell with sudo sudo -s apt-get install mailutils