Fedora 16 Upgrade

I upgraded our server to Fedora 16 from Fedora 14 recently, so I thought I’d continue my tradition of posting the solutions to the problems I encountered to help others. Two major changes in Fedora recently increased the difficulty of this upgrade: the switch to grub2 from the grub legacy bootloader, and the switch to…

New Weather Station!

The new Vantage Pro2 Plus weather station worked, recording about one inch of precipitation during the recent rainfall! Now I just need to get the USB interface working and wview set up to analyze the results. We installed the weather station up on the roof along with the new Wineguard HS-1000 omnidirectional HD antenna, which…

Hit Games Developed in Austin

I recently heard from a friend that past (and maybe present) West Coast game industry executives view Austin as developing no successful titles generating significant profit and/or receiving critical acclaim. I want to convince them otherwise, so here’s the a partial list of hit games developed in Austin: Dishonored (Arkane/Bethesda) – Released October 2012 Sales…

Styrofoam recycling in Austin

Melissa from Hunters Chase pointed out that Cycled Plastics in Austin recycles foam products, which are not taken and recycled as part of the single stream recycling from the City of Austin and Texas Disposal Services. From their website at http://www.cycledplastics.com/Services.html : Public Drop Off Site: Cycled Plastics maintains a public drop point at it’s…

Fedora 12 to 14 Upgrade

I upgraded Fedora 12 to Fedora 14 over the weekend using PreUpgrade for the first time. ¬† (I tried a direct yum distro-sync upgrade first but it got stuck in infinite¬†dependency¬†loops.) Overall I was impressed with the download size reduction and the install speed after rebooting the system for the anaconda installer to apply the…