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Fastest route to Postgres and Python with psycopg2 on OSX.

Download Postgres.app from postgresapp.com. Unzip into /Applications, then run it. To get psycopg2 to then install do: PATH=$PATH:/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents//Versions/9.3/bin/ pip install psycopg2 Tada! Your done and without having had to use fink or brew.

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JSON Pretty Printer in Go

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A quick trial at creating color fields (and then sticking textured stuff on top).

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How to fix BIND’s journal out of sync error

This is a note for my future reference. Example error: zone example.com/IN: journal rollforward failed: journal out of sync with zone zone example.com/IN: not loaded due to errors. While named isn’t running, remove the .jnl file for the example.com zone. … Continue reading

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How to convert audio format in a video file: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec ac3 -ab 448k output.mkv

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Google Calendar drops CalDAV

In January, Google said: “With the launch of CardDAV, it’s now possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols (IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV) for Gmail, Google Calendar and Contacts. We’ll start rolling out this change as planned across … Continue reading

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The upgrade from LibreOffice 3.6 to 4.0 on Windows wants you to reboot the computer. I expected better of free software.

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It is night time.  David is in bed.  Deb is sitting next to him reading a book titled “Hey! Wake Up!“

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Java without the Crap

I got sick of Java updates on Windows trying to trick me into installing McAfee or the Ask toolbar, so I went searching for a solution.  I found a different build of Java from Oracle that solves the issue. Go … Continue reading

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I want to see a 100% open source android distro. The first pass could be AOSP or CyanogenMod without the closed source GApps. F-Droid would be pre-installed, along with a selection of basic apps like K9 Mail and aCal. I … Continue reading

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