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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Sat, 19 Mar 2011

A lot of updates in Debian Squeeze, including kernel and xorg

A whole bunch of updates to Debian Squeeze rolled into my system today:

The following packages will be upgraded: base-files console-setup cryptsetup desktop-base gdm3 gedit gedit-common gnome-screensaver keyboard-configuration libnautilus-extension1 libnm-glib-vpn1 libnm-glib2 libnm-util1 libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libpulse0 linux-base linux-headers-2.6.32-5-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 linux-libc-dev nautilus nautilus-data network-manager python python-dev python-minimal sudo ttf-liberation tzdata tzdata-java usb-modeswitch-data xserver-common xserver-xephyr xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-intel

This looks to be the first big update (that I can remember anyway) since Squeeze went Stable.