Google Offering Play Credit to Chromecast Owners

If you are a Chromecast owner, Google is currently offering you a Valentine's Day movie rental on them. Head over to the Chromecast offers page and redeem your $6 credit for each Chromecast that you own.

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Google announces latest fiber cities

Google has announced the newest cities to get Google Fiber gigabit service. The cities are:

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Linux glibc vulnerabiltiy - GHOST

Security company, Qualys, has discovered a Linux glibc vulnerability that they have named "GHOST" (because it is a gethostbyname vulnerability) with a cute logo included as well.

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GoDaddy hosting not responsive to Drupalgeddon.

GoDaddy hosting is not responsive to Drupalgeddon. I might as well manage my own site. Time to move to AWS.

Update:

Move to AWS completed over the holiday break. Now I have to work on putting together a better theme.

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One or more problems were detected with your Drupal installation. Check the status report for more information.

Wow, this error caused me some grief for a couple of days. Anytime that I would access the "Configuration"menu of my Drupal 7 site I would get the error, "One or more problems were detected with your Drupal installation. Check the status report for more information."

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Enable 3D Acceleration in VMware Workstation 9.0 on Ubuntu 12.04

The following .vmx setting works for enabling 3D acceleration in VMware Workstation 9.0.3 running on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Linux. This configuration is deployed on a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with Intel 3000 integrated graphics. Add the following name-value pair to the .vmx file for each VMware virtual guest requiring 3D acceleration.

mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = TRUE
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Brightness keys do not work on HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 as the main OS on my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop, I noticed that I could not change the screen brightness using the f2 and f3 brightness keys.

I found an article on ask ubuntu that solved the issue for me.

Here is a summary of the steps:

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Node.js in Action

Node.js in Action just arrived from Amazon. Time to start digging in and getting started on my next project...

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Setting up Android ADT on Ubuntu 13.10

These are just a few notes of the 32bit libraries that I had to install to get the Android AVD (emulators) to run on Ubuntu 13.10 x64.

  • sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
  • sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6
  • sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev (in response to failed to load libGl.so error message)
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Google Serious about Home Automation

Google has spoken at past I/O conferences about home automation (aka Android@Home). With the purchase of Nest, it looks like they are $3.2 billion dollars serious about it. Here is The Verge article with more information on the purchase.

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