1. wvdial: stackmaster assertion failure & EuroPython

    At EuroPython, I happily took advantage of the prepaid SIM card that you could order together with your ticket. However tethering with Wind (Italy) was not to work that simply. On Debian Wheezy I ended up with the following error:

    --> Modem initialized.
    wvdial: utils/wvtask.cc:409: static void WvTaskMan …
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  2. Debugging udev rules | under Debian

    Published: Sat 10 December 2011

    In Tech.

    tags: linux

    I've been playing with the Finch, however today I was unhappy to discover that the robot stopped working again for non-root users. The Finch documentation helpfully links to this blog post on how to write a udev rule, which is the script I was using in the first place.

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  3. aptitude / apt-get limbo

    Published: Tue 13 September 2011

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    tags: linux

    A couple of weeks ago I started getting in trouble when trying to update my system (Debian Wheezy) via aptitude. A dozen or so packages were failing to configure, and while these failures occurred other packages couldn't install.

    Output would contain things like this:

    Setting up install-info (4.13a.dfsg …
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  4. FOSDEM, over and out

    Another fantastic edition of FOSDEM is now finished. Many thanks to the organisers for another great job!

    Welcome talk, picture of the room

    Amazingly, the Welcome talk managed to top off last year's FOSDEM dance, this time by making the audience contribute the music. I hope they do it again next year, it was kind of …

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