September 9, 2009 7:40 PM

Install nose with Python 2.6 on Mac OSX

Nose, by default when installed using setuptools (easy_install) on Mac OSX, installs itself against Python 2.5 (or possibly some other older version). This is a problem if your code is not compatible with Python 2.5. The reason for this is even after you install Python 2.6 from the python site, setuptools is still referencing the older version of python. The fix this is very easy.

September 1, 2009 11:35 AM

Location of awstats.pl in Ubuntu

I keep forgetting where Awstats is installed in Ubuntu, so I give it here for every ones reference.

The location of awstats.pl in Ubuntu 9.04 is /usr/lib/cgi-bin. The configuration files for Awstats are located in /etc/awstats/. This may be the same in other version of Ubuntu and other distributions of Linux as well.

August 31, 2009 10:20 PM

August 2009 Site Update

There is not much to say about this months update to the site. Several bugs were fixed in the admin including a big one caused by the fact the my host has Magic Quotes enabled.

For the average user visiting the site the only noticeable change is the update in the font and headers of articles. Article styles have been tweaked to make them easier to read.

August 14, 2009 11:35 PM

MacPorts gtk2-extras Fix

Recently when I tried to install the gtk2-extra port using MacPorts I kept getting an error related to /usr/share/automake-1.6/config.guess not existing. After a couple hours poking around trying to find a fix, I decided to take some initiative and fix it for myself.

July 29, 2009 9:55 PM

July Site Update

This months update to the site has been uploaded. This update was mostly a maintenance updated and very few new additions where added. New to the site this month is the projects section, noted comments, and comment counts on the archive and articles pages.

July 2, 2009 10:00 AM

Subversion Dump Editor Beta

I have created a small python application that will allow the editing of a subversion dump file. This should allow you to make modifications to your repository (via svnadmin dump and load) to remove sensitive data from a file/revision without having to completely remove the file containing the sensitive data. A good example would be to remove the database password you accidentally committed several revisions ago.

June 28, 2009 3:00 PM

My Opinion on Frameworks

A while ago I got in to a heated discussion with a friend about frameworks. He argued extensively about how great frameworks were, how they simplified development, lowered development time and forced good coding. I could not completely disagree with him as these points were to some degree true. Despite the benefits that frameworks provide, I do not like frameworks because the disadvantages far out weight the advantages.

June 22, 2009 10:00 PM

Change Text Color of Gnome Clock

To change the text color of the Gnome Clock open the file .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory and add the following changing #000000 to the desired text color:

style "panel-clock"
{
  fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"
}
widget "*.clock-applet-button.*" style "panel-clock"

Then restart the gnome panel by typing "killall gnome-panel" into the terminal.

June 22, 2009 2:00 PM

New Site Online

After 3 months of work and about 80 hours logged a new version of Mit Maro Productions has been released. This version of the site improves greatly over the previous version in all aspects. I have revamped the look of the site, improved the performance by about 50% and fixes the many issues with comment spam.