Django Unit Testing and South Migrations

In order to test a Django app I usually build objects for my models from the admin and then dump and load them as fixtures in my test classes, as explained in the docs about unit testing: …

Tracker sucks. Thanks, Tracker.

After using Gnome 3.6.2 for a few days I have noticed a significant slow down at startup. I love where the UI is going (especially if you actually select bluebird as a theme instead of adwaita),…

HTTPS Everywhere and xhr from other add-ons

[Https Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere "") is incompatible with xhr requests that are made from Firefox addon modules. This is true when using the…

Why I think Bazaar is better than Git

Two weeks ago, I have started using Bazaar instead of Git for a few projects. Before I go on I must say I used both Bazaar and Git on small personal projects…

GNU LibreJS

LibreJS has been dubbed GNU and is now available on the [GNU website](http://www.gnu.org/software/librejs/ "GNU LibreJS"). Thanks to all who have participated to the project so far and helped…

Inconsistent GNU/Linux Booting with ASUS U46

GNU/Linux distros such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Trisquel don't boot properly every time with the ASUS U46 family of laptops. One attempt to fix the issue initially was to turn off acpi in…

Dell Integrated Microphone on Debian Testing

I installed Debian Testing lately on my Dell Inspiron 1545 and my integrated microphone didn't work. To make it work, add the following line at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base…

Gnu Emacs Cheatsheet as a desktop background

I vaguely recall I used to have a Unix / Emacs commands wallpaper once as my background desktop. I haven't been able to find it again. It's been a while since I have used Emacs…

inspiron 1545 on h-node

I've just posted the info about my inspiron 1545 on [h-node](http://h-node.com "h-node"). It's a bit of an older laptop now, but I suspect all the Inspiron 15 still being sold on dell…

Lightspark on GNU/Linux Trisquel

DISCLAIMER: At this time, Lightspark still does not work on the majority of Flash-based apps and animations. A while ago I have decided to depart from Ubuntu for a bit and try out…

Drupal Nodequeues and Caching

I've mostly been a fan of [Draggable Views](http://drupal.org/project/draggableviews "") in the past. More recently, I came across [Nodequeue](http://drupal…

Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Beta 1

Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 (Natty Narwhal) came out last Friday. I have only used it for two days, yet it has been a fun and refreshing experience so far, and I do not think of Maverick or the other…

Installing Python 3 lxml on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat

Installing [lxml](http://lxml.de "lxml - XML and HTML with Python") for Python 3 took me longer than one would expect on Ubuntu 10.10, and since I haven't found much online support online, I thought…

MySQL Character Set

I've had a lot of trouble with character encodings and MySQL lately. It seems MySQL uses Latin-1 by default (in MySQL cli tool, enter show variables like "character%";) , but many characters that are…