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WikiMap – a live map view of Wikipedia edits

WikiMap – a live map view of Wikipedia edits

A few months back I stumbled across Hatnote’s Listen to Wikpedia project, a wonderful little tool that emits gentle tones and sounds every time someone edits a page on Wikipedia, as well as outputting some basic information onto the screen. I came across the project from a Reddit post that mentioned its use as background music to put you to sleep, but personally I actually found it better to use whilst working. In any case, the biggest takeaway from the…

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Updating Ubuntu server 14.10 in 2018

Updating Ubuntu server 14.10 in 2018

Just… why? Recently I was tasked with updating a number of legacy servers running Ubuntu 14.10. Aside from the obvious security issues of running an OS several years out of date, there were a number of newer packages that simply wouldn’t work anymore, so we decided it was time to bite the bullet, update, and deal with the inevitable incompatibilities that we came across afterwards. Now normally, updating an OS isn’t a terribly difficult thing to do, especially when that…

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