vim + Python

Below are my current .vimrc settings which, I find, are particularly pleasant for hacking Python. syntax on filetype indent plugin on set tabstop=4 set shiftwidth=4 set softtabstop=4 set expandtab set autoindent set number ” a useful addition to Python source files is the following: ” vim: tabstop=8 expandtab shiftwidth=4 softtabstop=4 ” this requires the ‘set […]

Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I travel nearly every week to my clients’ offices. I have recently become quite keen on the idea of videoconferencing with my wife and children each night, as a means to span the miles between us. Skype is the software I’ve settled on, as the most promising open-source competitor (Wengo) didn’t instill much confidence. The […]

Addon Domains at HostGator

This site is, as I’ve mentioned previously, hosted on a Linux server I rent from HostGator. I ran into a bit of trouble when using “addon domains” with their service which I have meant to document for some time now. I read the knowledgebase article at HostGator Support on setting up addon domains which warns […]

Repairing Scratched DVDs and CDs

This is a fairly useless piece of trivia, but it saved a recent movie rental experience for me so I figured I’d share it. I typically wash scratched or otherwise unreadable DVDs or CDs in warm, soapy water and then dry them with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Discs which are not readable after this washing […]