Ubuntu External Encrypted Hard Drive

Ubuntu External Encrypted Hard Drive

This HOWTO assumes you are already an Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10 server administrator, and have a good level of understanding that goes along with that. If you don't know how to use "vi" or "nano", or you don't understand basics of XML files, this tutorial is not for you.

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Posted by Tony on Feb 11, 2009 | Servers, Desktop Linux
Recursively Remove .svn Directories in Linux

Recursively Remove .svn Directories in Linux

Subversion is a pain, but without it things can be even worse. Sometimes your workstation will get out of sync with the server or if you're like me you realize that you accidentally FTP'd the entire project directory to the web server including all the hidden subdirectories and don't want that floating around online.

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Posted by Tony on Jan 26, 2009 | Desktop Linux
PHP Eclipse Has Moved My Cheese

PHP Eclipse Has Moved My Cheese

I use Eclipse with PHPeclipse for software development. While trying to set up my new laptop for devel, I noticed that I couldn't install the PHP plug-in for Eclipse the same way I had before. Turns out they've changed the URL you would need to use - and it's not documented in their wiki or website that I could find. Now, instead of using the /update/releases URL for installation, if you're running Ubuntu 8.04 (and likely a few older versions that run Eclipse 3.2.x) you can install by using the following URL:

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Posted by Tony on Aug 29, 2008 | Desktop Linux
The Quest for the Perfect PVR

The Quest for the Perfect PVR

I've been running MythTV for years. Typically I just let it do it's thing, and I don't often update the box. Lately I've had issues with the DVD info downloader and the weather modules. I also haven't had cable in a few months for various reasons and just ordered a digital HD package to be installed this weekend.All seemed like a good opportunity to start the machine from scratch.

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Posted by Tony on May 04, 2007 | Desktop Linux, Linux Tricks