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Archive for July, 2006

New Beta Version of Mozilla Firefox 2 Web Browser

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

The latest beta version for Mozilla Firefox web browser has been released. This is version 2, beta 1. As this is beta it should not be used on mission critical systems, but it appears to be stable. It’s perhaps a little slower than the last version, but that is expected as there may still be […]

Problems installing Perl::Tk cpan module on Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

As I’ve already mentioned I’m creating a Autocue Program for Linux using Perl/Tk. I’ve made a start on this, and the initial development (with very limited functionality) was well received at the last rehearsal. It has much more functionality than the old Macromedia Flash based autocue program that I created for the last show, and […]

Linux Professional Institute LPIC Level 2 Exam 201

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Today I have just taken the next in the LPIC certification exams. I have already taken: LPIC 101 exam LPIC 102 exam which means I am currently certified as a: Junior Level Linux Administrator. Today I took the first exam towards becoming an Intermediate Level Linux Administrator (currently the highest level available from the LPI […]

Updating Wikipedia – Linux Professional Institute (LPI)

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

I have made my first major edit of the Wikipedia community created encycleopedia. The site is a wiki, which means that anyone can contribute to it.

Day at the Seaside, Prestatyn and Rhyl, North Wales

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

I had booked today off from work and we took our baby daughter (Amelia) for a day at the seaside. She is now 11 months old, and although we have taken her to the seaside before this is the first time she’s been able to play in the sand and paddle on the beach. As […]

Blocking WebReaper (web crawler / web spider) using robots.txt

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Looking through my web access logs for my Penguin Tutor (Linux Tutorials / Certification information) web site, I saw a particularly large amount of traffic on Friday. Looking through the logs I see that this is because someone has downloaded my entire web site using the WebReaper (web crawler / web spider) program. The program […]

New Linux Install – Fedora FC5

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

I’ve just installed Fedora on my home desktop machine. The Fedora version I used is called Fedora Core 5 (often referred to as FC5), and is the community distribution from RedHat. I do try different distributions, and try and have at least two different distributions on my machines, using a Debian based distribution on one […]


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