Author Archives: Richard

Removing the hard disk from a VAIO VGN-FE31H

Removing the hard disk from a VAIO VGN-FE31H is pretty easy. It’s located on the right hand side of the laptop, at the front (to the right of the touchpad).

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Installing Windows XP Professional SP2 on a Sony VAIO VGN-FE31H

I recently bought a Sony VAIO VGN-FE31H. It’s a pretty nice laptop, except for all the proprietary software that it comes with. The first thing I wanted to do was reinstall Windows XP from scratch. I hoped that I would … Continue reading

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RealPlayer on Fedora Core 6

So you’ve installed Fedora Core 6, and the RealPlayer RPM from here. You go to Applications → Sound & Video → RealPlayer 10, and… nothing happens. Open up a terminal. Try to run RealPlayer from there. Chances are you’ll see … Continue reading

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del.icio.us extension for Firefox 2.0

I’m sure that others have pointed this out elsewhere, but it’s easy to get the Firefox extension for del.icio.us working on Firefox 2.0. Download the extension (delicious.xpi) to your computer, and then: open it up with WinZip, 7-Zip or whatever … Continue reading

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Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP

So, getting Apache and PHP to work on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 was harder than it should have been… if you get this in your Apache error log: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library ‘D:/PHP/ext\\php_mysql.dll’ … Continue reading

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Subversion plugin for History Flow

Following on from my post a few weeks ago about the API for History Flow, I’ve made a plugin for accessing files in Subversion. You can download the plugin JAR file here, or get the source code (in the form … Continue reading

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Mail bounced by Postfix

Until a few weeks ago my mail server (Postfix running on Fedora Core 5) was having difficulty keeping up with spam. I was finding lots of bounce errors in the mail log, like this one: Sep 23 12:32:15 fc5test postfix/local[9084]: … Continue reading

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Spring 2.0 Seminar

Today I attended Rod Johnson’s Spring 2.0 seminar in London. Rod spoke about the new features of Spring 2.0, which is scheduled for release at the end of September. Simplifying Spring seems to be one of the main goals of … Continue reading

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Corbett Challenge 2006

On Saturday I climbed Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen for the WaterAid Corbett Challenge. There are some pictures here.

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Undeletable page in Writer?!

I’ve just had a problem with OpenOffice.org Writer whereby I couldn’t delete a seemingly empty page. There was a table on the first page, but nothing else. Putting the cursor on the second, empty page and pressing Backspace wouldn’t do … Continue reading

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