Category Archives: Linux

Fedora Caching Proxy

I already have a mirror of Fedora Core current release and updates to make updates and installing packages faster. I have been doing more development recently which means installing Extras and Rawhide package. I wanted to have a mirror of those but didn’t want to have a complete mirror and do the large rsync updates […]

32-bit Firefox on Fedora

One complaint I hear about Fedora on x86_64 is that Flash and Java plugins can’t be used with the 64-bit Firefox because they only are available as 32-bit. I don’t normally need those plugins at home but I can see how people would want them. I discovered that the easiest way to install 32-bit Firefox […]

Leap Second

About 28 minutes ago, the first leap second in seven years was inserted. The clock went from 23:59:59 UTC to 23:59:60. Here in Oregon, this happened at 15:59:60. This was done to keep UTC in sync with the sun. The difference between atomic time (TAI) and UTC is now 33 seconds. Linux handled this automatically. […]

Rebuilding Fedora DVD

I am going home to San Diego tomorrow. One of the things I do every Christmas is upgrade my Dad’s computer to the newest version of Fedora. However, FC4 has been out for six months so there is a whole pile of updates. Instead of downloading all the updates after the upgrade, I wanted to […]

Bluetooth HotSync with Linux

It turned out to be really easy to do Bluetooth HotSync from my Treo 650 to my Fedora Core Linux box. On the Linux box: service bluetooth start service dund start Create the /etc/ppp/peers/dun file: 115200 local ms-dns noauth debug The first IP address is the local machine and the second is the […]


I went to a day of sessions last Wednesday at OSCON. Here are the session I went to: Shtoom First, I went to talk by Anthony Baxter about shtoom, a SIP stack written in Python. As he explained multiple times, VOIP and SIP are complicated. Which makes writing a complete stack by himself even more […]