JD - Simple but functional...
As you can see, there's not much here yet. But what there is may be of passing interest
(only if you're interested in that sort of thing, of course...).
Getting Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) working on a Dell E6510 Laptop
In July 2010 I got a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop, and put Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04) on it.
Getting everything working has proved to be a lot harder than I imagined, a bit like being
back in the bad old days of Linux.
So, this page is to document what I've found out so far, what I've still got to do, what works, and what doesn't.
Ubuntu Lucid on Dell E6510
Buying and Riding a Greenspeed Recumbent Trike
Courtesy of a back injury, I changed from riding an upright bike to a
recumbent tricycle. It's been fun, not least because now I'm able to cycle again, but
there has been quite a lot to learn. Here are my experiences and thoughts on
moving to a recumbent trike
Replacing the motor brushes on a Miele W930 washing machine
Here are instructions (with photos) for replacing the motor
brushes in a Miele W930 washing machine
My dbmstools utility
, which generates and
maintains database schemas and data for multiple DBMSs from a single XML file. If the
preceding sentence makes you think, "Goodness, he speaks Swahili!", it's a safe bet that
dbmstools isn't for you - move along, now, nothing to see here. But if you're
thinking, "Yeah, I *need* one of those", then it's worth a look.
- Generate schema create and drop scripts
- Generate upgrade/downgrade scripts, by diffing 2 versions of the schema in XML
- Generate full documentation for the schema, including diagrams
- Reverse engineer a schema from the DBMS into XML
- Generate DBMS-specific DML (inserts, updates etc.) from a single common source
- Export data from a database, either as INSERT statements or in Postgres COPY format
- Support Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, MS-SQL and Hypersonic.
is a toolkit for quick
visualisation of tabular data on the command line (CLI) by generating and displaying charts. It
can do all sorts of wonderful things, but it's mainly intended for those who have system
logs they'd like to understand - there's nothing like a good chart to show what's going
in a system. CLIChart also includes tools for extracting and massaging data from text sources
(like system data) - this data can then be charted.
You can get me via captsens at gmail dot com.