Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Thank you for your email.
Please note that I am currently experiencing a higher than normal
incoming email volume and am unable to receive your message at this
time. Kindly redirect your email to my staff and it will brought to my
Melissa Palladino, Executive Assistant: email@example.com
Tamara Macgregor, Executive Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Arnone, Constituent Assistant: email@example.com
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti
York West, Ward 7
We Love Power and Hate Authority.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thats not exactly what I wanted to write about though; I had the thought at work the other day of creating an automated mess that would constantly make an up to date virtual appliance of ubuntu in different flavours available to the web by torrent.
So script virtualbox to nightly bring up a machine, download and install updates, clear its logs - then export a virtual appliance, zip it, and provide a torrent of it. In this way a fresh machine for experimenting on would always be available.
Also I just remembered to look into getting firegpg working well with bsquirrel mail for easy secure webmail.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Today I received an email from the community group No One is Illegal. They've asserted that last week Immigration Officers visited Dufferin Grove Mall and stopped people while shopping and in their workplaces demanding that they produce documentation regarding their status in Canada based solely on their skin colour, accent and other racial profiling characteristics. Additionally, those that were that unable to produce documentation were arrested and are being detained without access to legal support.
This is quite outrageous to me that my neighbours and fellow citizens
are being harassed by agents of the federal government based on their appearance and culture. Since I can find nothing on the matter in the media- I'd like to ask if you could provide any information to me about any random checks being done by immigration officials in this riding. And if such raids are occurring what you shall be doing to prevent further race-based harassment of your constituents.
Monday, May 10, 2010
utilities to use with Ubuntu Server on HP Proliant Servers (ie DL360,
380). Rather than mess with FSTAB to keep the ISO permanently mounted
and available, I temporarily mounted the image and copied the
directory structure to my home directory like so;
sudo mkdir /media/isoimage
sudo mount /home/readability/HP_ProLiant_Value_Add_Software-8.32-6-2.iso
/media/isoimage/ -t iso9660 -o loop
cp -r /media/isoimage/ hprepo
sudo umount /media/isoimage
sudo rm -rf /media/isoimage
Now open Ubuntu Software Source list;
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
And add the following lines to the end of the file;
deb file:/home/readability/hprepo/ karmic 8.32/non-free
Note that 'karmic' will correspond to whatever distribution you happen
(and the repository is for!) to be using (ie hardy, gutsy, jaunty) and
the term '8.32/non-free' is the path in within the repository below
the distro folder that leads to the folder for whatever version of it
you're using (ie i386).
Now update the source list;
sudo apt-get update