Fixing empathy in ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10

I recently decided I'll upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to Quantal 12.10. Note And when I upgraded to 13.04 (then 13.10), I could make the same complaints, and the same fixes. There wasn't a lot of new feature, and I was …

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comparison of minimal packaging between distribute and distutils2

In a pythonic mind, we shoud keep things simple as possible. But when having to deal with distribution of your code, especially if it's ONE small python file, you'll might cringe when facing the boilerplate that is required. Even with …

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Emacs and flymake for python, javascript, php, rst

Emacs is a wonderfull editor, every sane people know this. Here's how to extend your flymake to some trendy languages. You'll find here a general overview by answering question as What's flymake ? for emacs, and How does it work …

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cleaned and released kal-shlib-* code and dd_rhelp

This is a long time since I wrote the first line of this shell script library which has followed me since then. These library were managed on subversion, so this was the opportunity to move them toward GIT. kal-shlib-core -- …

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sun flares vs earth

This 15th of April 2012, a magnificient solar flare erupted from the sun in the right angle to get perfect shots. The dailymail has many NASA footages, including videos and wide images. I was wondering how the size of earth …

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SpamAssassin, Amavis and ubuntu

If running spamassassin (SA) with amavis without usage of spamd on ubuntu 10.04 and you feel that sa-learn isn't working right, here are a few tips. I had mails that were false positive and I had to dig a little …

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quick hints about installing mobile-org

I use org-mode and I have android mobile devices. I ought to try MobileOrg. But configuration is quite rough, and these are information I found lacking: This won't be a synchronization of files as Dropbox handles usually. Instead you'll need …

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extracting a subpart of a git repository with history

I recently had to extract a subdirectory of an existing git repository towards its own new repository. And I wanted to keep all the commit information and history that was related to this directory. EDIT: Even if the solution I …

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automake: install omitting directory

I have personal project using autotools. I tried to build it since a long time and at make install time, patatra: /usr/bin/install: omitting directory `./lib/myproject' The build stops in failure. It used to work flawlessly. I am not alone After …

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Forcing monospace font in HTML edit post in wordpress

I'm writing my blog post in ReST_ code, so naturally I want that the `HTML` edition tab of wordpress have a fixed-width font as ``monospace``.
Here's how to achieve this.

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