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Blog

It’s been a while (3+ years) since I’ve posted anything on this blog, but this doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped breathing or that I’m living now under a rock. I’ve been quite busy over the past 3+ years, learning a ton, and experimenting with and trying new things.

I will make this post short, merely to say that I plan to pick up where I left off and continue adding. I was considering starting a  new blog from scratch, but I think that I have some valuable information here that I’d like to keep to reference to in the future. I’ve also noticed quite a few hits on some pages, proving that some of the information I’ve posted has been somewhat useful to those who have visited.

For now, this is my first post of the day, and I’m going to aim to post something useful at least 2-3 times a week – hopefully daily as I get used to writing again.

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Remove CD-ROM from apt-get repositories Debian 6

I noticed that Debian 6 uses the media in the CD-ROM when using the “apt-get” utility.
The following message comes up when attempting to install or update a program using apt-get:

Media change: please insert the disc labeled
‘Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 _Squeeze_ – Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20110205-17:27’
in the drive ‘/media/cdrom/’ and press enter

The fix is easy. We need to remove the CD-ROM as a source for apt-get.
To do this, edit the following file: /etc/apt/sources.list

Comment or delete the line for the CD-ROM, save the changes, and try apt-get again.
This time, it should use the online repositories.

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Deactivating Facebook

I’ve decided to deactivate my Facebook account; I just don’t use it anymore. And rarely did I chat with “old friends” that I found there – what’s there to “chat” about?
So, in addition to entering the password to deactivate the account, now there is a “captcha” too. Now, I don’t mind entering text in captcha boxes, as long as they are somewhat easy to read.
It took me about 3-4 tries before I could get this one right.

Dang it facebook, making it more difficult for people to leave the site, although finding the “deactivate” button was pretty straight forward.

facebook captcha

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WD MyBook NOT Sleeping on Windows 7

Not sure why – perhaps drivers – but my Western Digital MyBook Essentials isn’t sleeping when connected to my PC – running Windows 7 x64.

It used to sleep when I had it connected to my Mac, but not anymore. I’ve searched WD’s website in hopes of software, but didn’t find any. Other than this minor issue, the drive works great.

I’d hate to unplug it every time I’m done with it… It must sleep on its own!

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On My Mind

What’s on my mind lately?
LCD TVs (LG), Blu-Ray DVD players (LG), over-clocking my PC, some programming in C# in WPF (learning..). I’m starting a “C# notes” section, just to use as self-reference. Nothing too formal there, just plain notes.

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Wanna Play Pac-Man? Try Google!

This just in!

Today, and only today (Pac-Man’s 30th birthday), you can play Pac-Man directly on Google’s website!

I discovered this by clicking the Home icon on my browser… The website displays a still image, no sound, for about 5 seconds, then the game begins, with music and all!

Here is a cropped screen shot.

Pac-Man on Google's website
Pac-Man on Google's website

Now that you’re done reading the exciting news… GO PLAY!

🙂