Nigel Green mrnigelgreen@identi.ca

MK, United Kingdom

Wannabe Python hacker, open source enthusiast, noisy guitarist, inquisitive sort

  • Blogging with Pelican

    2016-01-17T12:33:24Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Have installed Pelican for blogging purposes on my Digital Ocean server. Seems pretty cool, and brings another thing under my control!

    Need to read through all the release notes as not quite worked out how to deal with styling fully as yet.

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    You might want to look at this comment system using Pump.io, for Pelican =)


    (The author is wrong about Pump being 'microblogging' though :p)


    The sad part is that the 'plugin' doesn't actually use the title field in Pump, I think. Room for improvement ;)


    EDIT: I saw this in the source code:

    ““# TODO post notices to public””


    Posting non-public is a bad idea... but apparently it does post to public, it's just an outdated comment.

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-01-17T13:59:45Z

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  • 2016-01-10T10:59:07Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Current status - coveting Entroware Apollo laptop now that my daughter is taking my current Macbook (or rather Mintbook as it is set up) to University with her.

    Now people will think that a Macbook is better than they actually are =)

    JanKusanagi @i at 2016-01-10T14:04:57Z

    Mine is a hangback from when I had to have one for work - have been looking for an excuse to get a new machine for ages as the macbook is awful for running Linux on (although Linux on it is infinitely better than Mac OS).

    Just need to try and persuade my daughter to jump to Linux and I can ebay it and buy her a proper one as well ;-)

    Nigel Green at 2016-01-10T15:26:15Z

  • Securing my corner of the web

    2015-12-18T19:56:10Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Have just added https to my Digital Ocean droplet using lets encrypt - was way easier than I was expecting!

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  • 2015-12-10T23:58:44Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Seems to be a missing bit of info on the Mediagoblin setup page. Having slavishly gone through the (very well written) setup page, I spent rather too long struggling with it when the solution was a simple entry in the hosts file.

  • 2015-12-10T23:33:06Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    This evening I have been mostly setting up Mediagoblin to try on my local machine. Not sure why I've never given it a spin before.

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  • 2015-12-06T10:08:42Z via Identi.ca Web To: CC: Followers, Public

    I've been trying to use mutt for a while to do my email as I really like the interface and approach, but I've never quite clicked with it. Thankfully - if rather late to the party - I have now found offlineimap and the missing piece slots in place.

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    I use it too, but I make a very basic use of it.

    JanKusanagi @i at 2015-12-06T15:31:05Z

  • 2014-01-21T20:45:25Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Am thinking of moving to an Android tablet, preferably a 7/8" one that can run Cyanogen Mod - any and all suggestions welcomed with open arms!

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    I've been using the Nexus 7 (the old 2012 model) for a while and I really like it. No need for ugly hacks to jail break it, and Cyanogenmod works like a charm.

    I haven't tried the newer Nexus 7 model, though. But check Cyanogenmod forums, it probably works as well.

    sazius at 2014-01-21T22:04:01Z

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  • 2014-01-20T09:33:17Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Converted all of my mp3 and m4a to ogg overnight. Happy to say that the quality has not suffered (as far as my tired ears can tell), and a quick trip to easytag beforehand meant they all came over with correct info this time.

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  • 2014-01-19T20:33:56Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Only thing I am still having an issue with on Gnome3 is getting the laptop to suspend on closing the lid. DDG search is turning up surprisingly little.

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    Isn't that the default?

    Matt Molyneaux at 2014-01-19T20:46:16Z

    Seems not on Gnome 3.8 on Jessie, and they've also taken out the option from the tweak-tool settings. Looks like an issue with systemd either being used or not used - a bit out of my technical skill range to understand fully.

    This blog post sorted it out though, had to add 'init=/bin/systemd' to my grub config file and all seems to be working now.

    Quite pleased I've stuck with sorting out the issues I've had and getting gnome3 working as I'm quite enjoying the UI now I've got used to it.

    Nigel Green at 2014-01-19T21:24:03Z

    you could try startpage.com :-)

    Andrew E at 2014-01-20T17:08:28Z

  • 2014-01-13T21:34:37Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been trying to learn to love Gnome3, and it is much better now than it was, but there's just too much hidden for my liking so am giving XFCE (yet) another try. One thing I can't work out though, is how to get padding in the panel so it doesn't keep jumping around as I open and close windows.

    A-ha! 4.10 has taken the padding out of the window buttons panel widget, but you can set a separator as 'invisible' and 'expand', which achieves the same goal when place after the window buttons. Achievement unlocked!

    Nigel Green at 2014-01-14T06:47:35Z

  • Gnome and ownCloud

    2014-01-13T16:18:09Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Gnome 3.8 provides excellent support for Owncloud integration, with files showing up directly in Nautilus. Unfortunately I can't open any of these files and the sync client appears not to keep the old 'ownCloud' folder updated any more...

    Deleted my owncloud config folder and ran the setup again and all seems to be working as required now.

    Nigel Green at 2014-01-13T16:50:25Z

  • 2014-01-13T09:13:51Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    I always knew when my work switched to Google docs that it would be trouble. The word processing app gives you so little control over the display of your document that it's painful to work with. It's incredible how much we are prepared to give up (functionality) and give away (security and freedom) in the name of 'convenience'.

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    Not me.  :)

    Libre Office is pretty good now.  One of these day I want to get to learn LaTex.  (I do my best not to encourage google.)

    laurelrusswurm at 2014-01-13T11:52:24Z

    Making one's company depend on external services like that, seems ridiculous to me. Specially because there's absolutely no reason to do it.

    JanKusanagi @i at 2014-01-13T13:47:15Z

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    It also matters what they switched from. The 2013 version of MSOffice also tries to push (Microsoft's) web-based office applications on users along with a productivity-sapping "ribbon" interface.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2014-01-14T01:29:40Z

  • Movim

    2014-01-12T10:59:30Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    One of my friends has been mentioning Movim as his new social network of choice. Anyone got any experience of it? Looks like a good idea, but I'd be interested to hear any thoughts.

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  • 2014-01-09T21:40:09Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    After a couple of hours fixing things, I finally have my owncloud instance all running under SSL. Main thing I had missed was adding the 'SSLEngine on' flag in the vhost definition. All good learning!

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  • 2014-01-09T10:25:06Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Have added the 'news' plugin to my owncloud. Works much better for me than TinyTinyRSS that I was using before - and better than most desktop readers I've used before as well.

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    ownCloud News (hosted in ownDrive) became my current RSS reader. Perhaps the web interface should get a bit better, but the Android app is really good.

    Carlos Solís at 2014-01-09T17:46:08Z

  • 2014-01-08T22:01:04Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Updating my CV always feels like it will be a quick job and ends up taking all night. Hopefully won't need to update it again for a while this time...

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    Wow, that is one chore that does not take me all night

    Kete at 2014-01-09T01:46:03Z

    It's one job that I think is worth investing time in though. It's the first foot in the door for a potential new career so well worth taking the time to revisit and rewrite.

    Nigel Green at 2014-01-09T10:05:45Z

  • 2014-01-07T20:05:36Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Hmm. Struggling to get SSL enabled on my owncloud instance. Not sure exactly where it's going wrong but learning a lot about how to set up a web server properly as I find out.

  • 2014-01-07T20:04:03Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Lots of New Model Army came on my music mix at work today. Had forgotten how great they are.

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  • 2014-01-07T15:23:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Finding it hard to adjust back to using Windows at work after a fortnight of Linux-only hacking. Not having a decent terminal to drop into is a bit frustrating to say the least.

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  • 2014-01-06T20:43:45Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    Replicant working well on phone so far. Have linked up calendar and contacts to owncloud and got a few apps from F-droid to try out. Wifi not working without proprietary firmware, but I'm realising now how little I use wifi anyway.

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    How do you hook it to the internet then? 3G?

    Carlos Solís at 2014-01-09T17:46:53Z