Compiz, Ubuntu 12.10 and wallpapers

The Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade last October broke a lot of Compiz plugins. This is because the Compiz decided to clean up their code, which in turn that some of the less used plugins were broken and disabled. Ubuntu 12.10 shipped with Compiz 0.9.8, but without a lot of the plugins. One of these is the […]

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Amazon Glacier and glaciercmd

I’m pretty sure that everyone who even reads this blog is familiar with Amazon Web Services. If not, here’s the rundown. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a HUGE web platform created and managed by Amazon. The biggest point of this platform is that anyone can make an account (provided you have a credit card), and […]

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A Linux LVM primer

Linux’s Logical Volume Manager, or lvm, is a method for dividing a physical disk (or physical volume, PV) into blocks (or physical extents, PE). These blocks can be assigned to partitions (or logical volumes, LV). The process of assigning PE‘s to a LV creates a map for translating PE‘s to LE‘s, called the allocation map. […]

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