Category: Other

  • 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. It will be in the same directory as the zone files. Restart named and the […]

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

  • I can’t believe that Game Developer Magazine is ending in July! I hope they don’t switch my remaining issues to some Windows publication like the last two computer magazines I subscribed to did when they ended.

  • 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 all platforms.” (citation) Yesterday, Google said they would be moving CalDAV support to whitelisted only […]

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

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

  • 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 to this page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html Click on the top Download button in the JRE column. Accept the […]

  • Onions, garlic, jalapenos, beef, tomato sauce, and sazon goya went into the oven.  Only one supper will come out.

  • David’s Uncle gave him the flu.

  • 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 found this post: http://www.jethrocarr.com/2012/01/04/100-pure-freedom-phone/ talking about the same thing, but I don’t see anyone who […]