Posts tagged 'update'

How to: Updating OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Firmware (on a Dell M1530 laptop)


Update 3: This guide is effectively now entirely outdated with regards to the available tools. I’ve gone back to simply using a Windows boot disk to handle the firmware upgrades, although they’ve gotten less frequent as of late.

I’ve just shelled out a good chunk of money in buying an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB solid state drive (SSD) and it’s amazingly quick. So amazingly quick that I thought I may just have fallen into a coma when I had to temporarily switch back to my old mechanical hard drive and boot from it again. And …

Plone: SiteManager leftovers; not the good kind


Update: You should check out wildcard.fixpersistentutilities - it’s a fantastic solution to problems like this. Many thanks to Nathan Van Gheem, the author of the add on. Check out the link and see how to install it (temporarily) on your Plone instance that needs its site manager cleaned up.

Leftovers are typically useful when they’re in your fridge at home. They mean you don’t have to mess around making lunch for the next day for work, and can just grab them, and walk right out the door. Now, leftovers in the zope.component SiteManager aren’t …

Things to do on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx after install

I’m skipping actually quantifying the number of things to do because this post will undoubtedly get updated as time goes on.  I’ve just updated both my computers (personal laptop and work desktop) to Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10 and I’m very happy with how things have gone. That isn’t to say a few minor things haven’t annoyed me, such as Project Hamster removing its Day view for task management or Python 2.4 being dropped entirely, but overall, it’s gone well. Here’s my thoughts on what you should do as soon as …

VLC Has Turned 1!

I may well be late to the party and a little late to celebrate, but I’ve just made the startling discovery that VLC 1.0.0 has now been released.

I’ve been using VLC since (before, actually) I thought there had to more to playing videos than needing extravagent codec packs like K-lite or anything similar to be installed on your system.  It’s been that long that the first version I used, if I remember correctly, wasn’t actually being specifically used for client-side file playback and was supposed to be geared towards video streaming over a …