Archive for the ‘linux, open source & software’ Category

Access controls mean my website runs as a user that can’t create a directory that is writable by the server; here’s how I fixed it with reference to Updraftplus plugin for Wordpress. This fix should work generally.

iscan for linux can’t find my printer. Epson’s iscan scanner app Fixing the config files It’s been a couple of years now that I’ve had iscan installed. Today I wanted to do some high-resolution scanning so I thought I’d try and get it to work as I imagine it might be the best tool to […]

gvfsd-metadata seems to be hogging a lot of CPU time … why? What is gvfsd-metadata ps to the rescue? $ ps aux | grep gvfs pandfi    2315  0.0  0.0 192348   104 ?        Sl   Feb10   0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd pandfi    5205  0.0  0.0 285952  2304 ?        Sl   Feb10   0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor pandfi    5210  0.0  0.0 281496   620 ?        Sl   […]

Couple of 3D modelling tech snippets that interested me this week. Into the 3rd dimension Model your world using your camera I saw Photosynth‘s revamp a couple of days ago and found it really interesting (Microsoft doing something innovative, yay!). Photosynth lets you upload photos to make a range of different “synths” from panoramas to […]

Installing Crashplan on Linux Java version error fixed The current version of Java (1.8) is incompatible with CrashPlan. Turns out that it isn’t there’s just a test in the install.sh script for the Java version. To install anyway – and risk the consequences (I’ve had no errors) – then all one need do is alter […]

Latest Thunderbird email program – version 24 – has problems with extensions preventing the folder highlighting from working correctly. Thunderbird 24 bug Highlighting of folders with new messages not shown Several bug reports (and more!) have now been made on bugzilla.mozilla.org. It seems that the problem is with several extensions, these ones have been mentioned. […]



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