Fedora 20 “Heisenbug” Set For Release

Update: Heisenbug set to go for December 17th!!!

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Sadly it was announced this morning that the “Heisenbug” release of the Fedora Linux distribution is set to slip another week before it’s out into the light of day. Thus far, the distribution (my goto distro), has suffered from several bugs that have knocked back many of the #Fedora project’s release milestones.

Currently Heisenbug is set to hit shelves on December 17th, though I must say that in my own opinion, it’s dropping a little too close to Christmas. Here’s to the date change not coming after too many spiked drinks and whitened hair from Christmas shopping for those of us celebrating :P

Well, here’s to my goto distribution not slipping any further :)

Update: Heisenbug set to go for December 17th!!!

Fedora 19 Beta Available

Fedora 19 (a.k.a Schrödinger’s Cat), is released

Fedora 19 Release BannerThe Fedora Project has released the beta version of Fedora 19, a.k.a. Schrödinger’s Cat. With this release we are seeing the launch of GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10 and KScreen, MATE 1.6 as well as an entirely new First Boot experience to get you more quickly on the desktop.  On the LAMP side of things, Fedora 19 introduces MariaDB (an enhanced fork of the MySQL server project), PHP 5.5 and (at long last), Node.js.

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WordPress: Auto-Tag Comment Spam

This little gem of a tip recently discovered on Twitter.  It is a simple method of automagically flagging spammy comments on your WordPress blog, based on their typical usage of really long URLS.  The feature is easily implemented via a few lines into your (child) theme’s functions.php.

Automatically spam comments with a very long url > @catswhocode

copy.com A New Cloud Storage Provider

copy.com Crane LogoIf you have been around the internet for a while, you will likely be familiar with the Heavy Hitters in the Cloud Storage market. These providers, such as Dropbox, Box and Microsoft’s SkyDrive all offer a rather small amount of free storage, in the hopes that users will need extra space and fork out the cash for their respective premium services.

Enter a new player into the Cloud Storage space, copy.com.  copy.com is a service launched by Barracuda Networks, an established Network Security, Application Security and Content Storage company.  Presently copy.com has a promotion where new users start with 5GB of space. When a user refers a friend or colleague they both receive an additional 5GB (read as “start with 10GB if using a referral code”). You can read the full press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10450596.htm

You can get yourself started up using my referral code –> https://copy.com?r=Csqhw6

copy.com has also gone the extra mile in providing local sync applications for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (I have tested with Fedora 18). This fact alone is a huge reason that I like the service as I switch between Windows and Linux during my days with the occasional hour or two on OS X.


Things That I Want: Logitech T650 Touchpad

The Logitech T650  Touchpad


A touchpad is a great option for users that are used to the convenience that a laptop touchpad or a smart phone offers. The T650 Touchpad is wireless and offers a rechargeable battery which is charged via USB.

Smile If anyone is feeling particularly generous this touchpad is one my Amazon wishlist over at http://www.amazon.ca/registry/wishlist/3EUJL7HCCES68.


QR Code Generator from Zebra Crossing

Need a QR Code for something?

If you ever find yourself in need of a QR Code generator, follow the link below to try the Zebra Crossing QR Code generator. The generator has the ability to create codes for Phone Numbers, Detailed Contact Information, URLs and a bunch more. The main project website can be found at http://code.google.com/p/zxing/ where you can read about the project’s roots and get a link to the Android tool for offline (and online) code deciphering.

QR Code Generator from the ZXing Project.

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