A few years ago, I got some cheap 27″ korean display (strongly influenced by this). Getting it to work properly with Xorg was not straightforward due to some corrupted EDID. I’m not sure where I got the original instructions from (might be there). I suspect that this record might come by handy when switching to wayland…
I needed to use the positivity constraint on the Lasso regression from scikit learn. The problem is that is not there yet in the
python-sklearn package available in debian testing: it’s still stuck at 0.14.1. I don’t really want to switch to unstable for that, neither do I want to mess up my whole system by installing it manually as root.
I’ve just spent some time fixing wordpress after a system update and a VM migration (yeah, always snapshot first, lesson learnt).
Ever had an emacs command mysteriously failing? That happened to me yesterday on a
org-publish-project command that was failing with a cryptic message. It was on 5-6 org files with some more than 6000 lines… No way to go through these manually to spot the error.
After reinstalling from scratch on the SSD, I had some issues to get Picasa 3.9 up again:
Library mscms.dll (which is needed by LC:\\Program Files\\Picasa3\\Picasa3.exe) not found
The other day, I was helping my brother install Ubuntu on his brand new laptop (Lenovo ideapad). Since I’ve installed linux for the first time things have improved quite a bit (that was on a pentium 75 after printing 100 of pages of documentation as at that time, I had only one computer and no Internet). So I wasn’t expecting any surprises.
To quickly test some web development stuff:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
This serves the current directory on port 8000. Avoid that if you’re not firewalled, but on a local machine, that’s really practical for quick testing.