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Wednesday, 31 August 2005

Firefox's Live Bookmarks are the business!

Yesterday I figured out how to do Live Bookmarks in Firefox, and so today I reorganised my toolbar so that I had the feeds from the Planets that I usually read, as well as Google News. So now I can see at a glance if there are any new posts. Very cool.

Screenshot of my Live Bookmarks in action

[17:04] [tech] [permalink]

Curses. Foiled again.

Courtesy of The New Inventors, it appears that someone else already came up with my latest brilliant idea of diverting rainwater from downpipes to somewhere more useful than the storm water drain.

[04:33] [life] [permalink]

Fun with LVM2 snapshots

So I thought I'd have a bit of a fiddle with LVM2's snapshot feature, given there's been a bit of discussion about it lately.

Turns out, if pbuilder were to use this, it'd greatly speed up the chroot creation time.

What I did was create a logical volume for use as the chroot "master" if you will, and unpacked a tarball of a pbuilder chroot into it.

I then created a snapshot logical volume that used this "master" logical volume. Pretty much instant copy. Mounted the snapshot volume, and ran amok on it. Then unmounted it, removed it, and the original "master" logical volume is still in its original state. Sounds good to me. I wonder if the Debian buildds would benefit from this as well?

[01:59] [tech] [permalink]