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December 30, 2009

JavaScript and Prototypal Inheritance

Filed under: Programming — cygnl7 @ 8:32 am

It’s beautiful in its simplicity. Objects simply inheriting from other objects. Who needs classes?!

Migrating from Gmail to Google Apps

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 8:10 am

You’ve probably already seen the POP solution for migrating or importing gmail email to your shiny new google apps email. But then you’ll lose tags and original dates and stuff. Blech. This is a much better solution if you have access to a linux box. This originally came from the thamtech blog along with a couple of really helpful comments. I cleaned it up a bit and made it a step-by-step guide for ubuntu (but it should work elsewhere).


December 19, 2009

Module “xgi” Does Not Exist after Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10

Filed under: System Administration — cygnl7 @ 8:26 pm

My Dell SC430 has an integrated card that worked with the Xorg auto-detection in 9.04. But in 9.10 it for some reason tries to load an “xgi” driver that doesn’t exist. After some research I found that xgi chipsets are supported by the sis driver. So I told Xorg to use that in the Section “Device” section:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "sis"

Now X works again!

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