Monthly Archive for November, 2005

A Yam is not a Yam

My wife and I were having a discussion this morning about the difference between Yams and Sweet Potatoes. The bottom line: usually anything you get in the U.S. is a sweet potato, even if they call it a Yam. Check this out if you want a real scientific breakdown.

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Expanding the Firefox bookmarks toolbar

I’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time – how to get more than one bookmarks toolbar in Firefox. This change allows the toolbar to grow to more than one row, which is just as good: Expanding the Bookmarks Toolbar

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sqlite RPM for sles-9-x86_64

Here’s the deal. Hula is starting to depend on mono, but when you try to install mono-complete, you may get a dependency error on libsqlite.so.0. I could not find an RPM that provides libsqlite.so.0 – only libsqlite3.so.0. In order to get the mono RPMs to install cleanly, I ended up building my own RPM for sqlite-3.2.7, which creates a symlink fro libsqlite.so.0 to libsqlite3.so.0, and has the appropriate “Provides” in the RPM. If you want it, it’s here.

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How to Manage Geeks

Someone recently dredged up this article on How to Manage Geeks, which I had never even seen before. The author is none other than ex-Novell CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt.

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