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PolicyKit

Polkit Explorer v1.0 Released

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Last year, I wrote about beginning to learn Python, and a utility I was writing back then called PolicyKit Editor.

I was using the Gtk toolkit at that time, and then there’s been a bit of a hiatus because I moved

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Review

Book review : Instant InnoDB

Instant InnoDB – click picture to take you to the Packt page.

 

 

 

Instant InnoDB from Packt Publishing and written by Matt Reid is, as its title suggests, intended to be an easy to read and understand reference guide rather than a weighty tome covering

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Site News

Site Changes

I’m currently making changes to the site’s server.

There may be interruptions in service, or something not working properly, apologies in advance.

I have installed Varnish in front of the web server, and and W3 Total Cache in WordPress, and making sure they’re playing nice.

I just noticed and fixed a problem with downloading the

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RDP

X11rdp-o-Matic v3.0Beta1 Available for testing

UPDATE : Version 3 now officially released: http://scarygliders.net/2013/07/25/x11rdp-o-matic-version-3-now-released/

 

Finally, after months of personal life hacking, I get to update the utilities!

Important features at-a-glance: Now creates packages! After compiling on one machine you can bundle the packages up and install on another system of the same arch (e.g. amd64,

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RDP

X11rdp-o-Matic git repository now available

I have created a git repository for X11rdp-o-matic on Github at https://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic

Read-only access is via : git://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic.git

As it stands there is only the master branch which is based on Version 2.5

I am now beginning work on V3.0, which hopefully will start using the latest git versions of X11rdp and will

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Life hacking

Scotland, I am in you!

Finally! Myself and my goodly wife, and our son have arrived in Scotland.

Now begins the hunt for a new home, and all the other stuff.

Blogging is still going to be light to non-existant for now, until such time as I find a new place to live, we recieve all the Stuff we shipped

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Japan Nuclear Accident

Oh the times, they are a’changing …

A few posts ago I wrote about my missions for 2012.

I've been living and working in Japan for over 5.5 years. It's had its ups and downs. I've enjoyed life here lots, and I've sometimes hated life here lots.

After the Magnitude 9 earthquake hit on 2011-03-11, things kind of went downhill.

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PolicyKit

PolicyKit Editor is taking shape

I'm having fun learning Python! Once it all starts to click, it gets easier :)

So now I have the beginnings of a Python-based GUI utility which reads in a PolicyKit XML policy file, and you can select each action from a drop-down combobox. Upon selection, the window will display the Description, and current settings

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Site News

Added Flattr to my blog

Someone suggested I add Flattr to my blog, so I did ;)

Interesting concept.

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Linux Tips & Tricks

X11RDP-o-Matic and RDPsesconfig : Updated to Version 2.5

UPDATE : Version 3 now officially released: http://scarygliders.net/2013/07/25/x11rdp-o-matic-version-3-now-released/

 

 

 

It's here! It's improved! It works even better!

I call this the "ssta release", in honour of a pal of mine who made a request which I've now implemented. ( –justdoit option, see below).

I have sweated and toiled,

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