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Archive for July, 2012

My (first) Raspberry Pi arrived in the post

 At last… I ordered a Raspberry Pi on May 11, 2012 and Farnell/Element14 delivered it to my home while I was on vacation. Go figure. The postman did not find us home of course, and rang our neighbors’ doorbell. He left the package there, and luckily that neighbor brought me the package the moment he […]

Back from holidays, some package updates

Just came back from a short stay in Brittany, France where we stayed in a mobile home. Lots of sun, and lots of sleep to catch up on while being there! While I was gone enjoying some freedom, interesting things happened in computerland. Slackware’s development reached the “Slackware 14 Beta 1” mark (see the “Sun […]

LibreOffice 3.5.5 released – just before 3.6.0

I realize that LibreOffice 3.6.0 is almost upon us, but I think that a stable office suite is more important than the latest release. So, I uploaded a set of LibreOffice packages (targeting Slackware 13.37 and newer). The new maintenance release of LibreOffice is characterized with “improvements in … compatibility to third-party formats” apart from […]

Busy days, not Slackware related

In the next days or weeks, I am going to try and rest and re-vitalize myself. It would be a waste of effort if I burnt myself out. But the shitty weather does not help. Who feels like it is summer in Europe? I have just emptied the buckets in the hallway which caught the […]

Using SQLite for this blog

Just to let you know, I created a permanent page (as opposed to a blog article) called “PDO Powered“. You’ll find it in the left sidebar of the blog – right below the link to my  “About” page. A few posts back when I wrote about a blog upgrade where I finally fixed my database […]