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ubuntu live cd unionfs and tmpfs

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Been reading about tmpfs and unionfs to try to get an Ubuntu live CD to take advantage of hard disk space that might be available when an Ubuntu live CD boots up.

It's possible to increase the size of the /tmp filesystem by remounting it with something like

Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) flash plugin

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In the grand tradition of eating your own dog food, I've started using the live CD that my uncle is preparing for my grandparents. The first thing I noticed was that the flash plugin was missing. First I tried enabling "multiverse" and installing it into my live CD image using apt-get. It wanted to grab an old version 7 flash player, so I aborted and tried enabling "edgy-backports" and installing again. That time, it failed with some kind of md5sum mismatch error.

Gnome Clock Applet Display Bug

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image of gnome clock applet formatting bug.  clock reads 00:4

what is this, amateur night?  =)

Wikipedia Unblocked?

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Wikipedia (both en.wikipedia.org and zh.wikipedia.org) is unblocked for me at the moment.  Just a fluke, or will it last?

/usr/share/zoneinfo/right and /usr/share/zoneinfo/posix

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The timezone files in /usr/share/zoneinfo/posix seem to be identical to the ones in /usr/share/zoneinfo on my computer. The ones in the "right" directory are different.  They're supposed to be the same thing, but containing information about the (so far 23) leap seconds that have been applied.

fvwm fedora package

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There seems to be an FVWM package for fedora now, yay!

China Telecom Ads

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the frameset ads are back

run java class, jar, applet files with binfmt

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I remember running class files directly from the command line a long time ago when binfmt_misc first came out. There's an RPM containing the setup files necessary to make class files and jar files executable, and I've patched it to build in Fedora with recent versions of RPM.

Multitouch

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Social Network Friend Spam

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Both bebo and LinkedIn have little notes when you invite people to be your "friend" telling you to only invite people that are actually friends or that you actually know. LinkedIn even has a punishment for inviting people that you don't know:

recipients can indicate that they don’t know you. If they do, you’ll be asked to enter an email address with each future invitation.

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