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Free the dragon!

I’m currently using Komodo Edit for all my Python development. It is a very nice tool, and I recommend it. And now ActiveState has announced that Komodo Edit is open source. Go here and grab a copy.


Fresh Gutsy installation with encrypted root

I’ve just finished doing a fresh Gutsy installation with an encrypted root file system. I followed this tutorial. Although everything was strictly followed, in the end all I got after reboot was:

ALERT! /dev/mapper/root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v.1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


This forum post pointed me into the right direction to solve the problem. Also I had to rebuilt my initramfs and update GRUB’s menu.lst. More information can be found here.

Kernel 2.6 and the OMAP5912 OSK

If you are using a OMAP5912 OSK Revision D don’t forget to download the correct U-Boot from here. The file name is osk-u-boot_8_11_05_RevD.bin. It took me quite some time to figure out that this U-Boot version was necessary to boot a 2.6 Kernel on a revision D board. U-Boot’s version should read:

U-Boot 1.1.1 (Aug  4 2005 - 10:41:25)

Petrus Blogger: GNU/Linux blog client

After looking around for a Blogger client for GNU/Linux, I’ve found Petrus Blogger. Installation instructions and initial review came through here. I recommend.

My things returned the way they had gone: without explanation

My lost belongings are back with me! I don’t have any explanation, and I don’t really care for one now. Everything is here. The airline employee told me the backpack arrived from Salvador. She didn’t know what had happened to it, and I can only guess that somebody took it by mistake.

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