The OVH Kimsufi Ubuntu kernel doesn't support NFS

That is kind of annoying. I am going to follow the instructions from http://neuro.me.uk/2009/09/20/revert-to-standard-ubuntu-kernel-on-ovh-or-kimsufi-servers/ later this weekend, and get back to a standard kernel. Or next week. So if the server goes does down, that’s why! Update: Not happening this weekend! Too…

Ubuntu annoyances

For some strange reason, the Ubuntu people decided that the latest release should mimic Mac OS as much as possible. The default background is now purple, eerily similar to the Mac OS default. And they decided to move the buttons to the left hand side, just like on a Mac.…

Stop X from starting when booting Ubuntu

This is nothing new, but I wanted to stop X from starting on bootup with Ubuntu Desktop 8.04. I would prefer to start it using startx. The easy solution, from within the Ubuntu desktop (seeing X has started already, I may as well use graphical tools) click the System…

Mail archiving with DBMail

I have been looking for a SQL-based way to store all my old email messages. I think I may have found it. There is an email system called DBMail that stores messages in a database (MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite) and exposes them (for want of a better word) through POP3…