Category Archives: technology

Networking and GNOME Boxes

Note: This article applies to GNOME 3.10 in Fedora 20. You no longer need these steps in GNOME 3.14 in Fedora 21. I’m setting up an Alfresco server and I need to test some of the tweaks and configuration I’m working with. Alfresco is big; lots of components including Java, an application server, usually a… Read More »

Mediawiki Acronyms

I was working on a project that used a lot acronyms and terminology that I didn’t know yet. It was making me crazy, so eventually I created a Terminology extension for media wiki. You can see a demo of it on CyanogenMod’s Wiki. And see the Terminology source page. (and contribute to it!) Anyway, hope… Read More »

Reading private Google Calendars in Evolution

Do not try this. It’s not a good idea. I don’t endorse it. That said, I have a Google Calendar that I want to view in Evolution (if just for the nice reminders) but I don’t want to make public, and I can’t use the private URL. I need Evolution to authenticate to Google, and… Read More »

Fixing the Evolution Composer

Back when I worked for Ximian a common complaint we heard was that Evolution wasn’t good for sending formatted text because it always word wrapped it causing lots of errors.  This was pretty frustrating because it wasn’t true, but since we heard it all the time, it was obviously too confusing.  Here’s the dialog.  Can… Read More »

FiOS and High Definition Television

For more than a year now, I’ve had a small High Definition Television, but for many reasons (okay mostly cheapness) only been able to use it to display standard cable. Well, that changed a few days ago when Verizon FiOS TV became available in my area. We got it just before the rate hike in… Read More »