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Macaroni Cheese Recipe

From: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/baked-mac-and-cheese Ingredients 500 g uncooked elbow macaroni 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup butter, divided 1 finely chopped onion 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground mustard 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups milk 500 g shredded sharp … Continue reading

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Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe transcripts project

I’m a huge fan of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, a podcast of science and skepticism, and I’ve been thinking for a while that it’d be really good to have transcripts of the episodes to facilitate linking and searching. … Continue reading

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RDP VirtualBox without the proprietary Oracle extension pack

These days, virtualisation is all the rage. The various competing virtualisation products have reached a level of maturity where they can be reliably used for server consolidation. VirtualBox is one of the easiest to use, most featureful programs available in … Continue reading

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How to build MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu Precise (pre-release)

Update 2012-04-25: mysql has appeared in the universe package archive. You should be able to install it with a simple: sudo apt-get install mysql-workbenchsudo apt-get install mysql-workbench Read on if you still want to compile from source. Right now (2012-04-04), … Continue reading

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Ubuntu on Amazon ec2 from scratch

Update: I’ve now rolled this blog post into the Ubuntu wiki’s: EC2 Starters Guide page. Hopefully this helps out the Ubuntu community! The informatics team here at MalariaGEN have been working with ec2 since before I joined them. So naturally, … Continue reading

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Lentil soup

Tablespoon olive oil 2 Onions, diced 2 Carrots, diced Some celery, diced 1 cup of red lentils 1L of veg stock 1-2 tsp curry powder 1 small tin of tomatoes 4 cloves of garlic, diced salt and pepper Fry the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s Ambiance: selected items in unfocused windows are invisible

I have a confession to make: I really like Ubuntu’s design, its look and feel, and its colour scheme.  And it seems to get better with each release.  The new Natty theme is really beautiful, and the dark window decorations … Continue reading

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Installing Ubuntu on the lenovo ideapad S205

My girlfriend’s laptop died recently, and as her birthday was coming up I thought I’d buy her a new netbook to get her up and running again (well, really, to get my mac back).  For £300 from Amazon, we had … Continue reading

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Gridengine the Ubuntu/Debian way

I’ve had Sun GridEngine running on our cluster of 12-core HP blades from its earliest days. What has not been working is the the inter-host communication (the ability of the system to schedule and distribute jobs across the nodes). I … Continue reading

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Scripting class, answers 1

1. In firefox, right click on an image and do Copy link location. Then use that link in your script. {1..21} is shorthand for the space separated list from 1 to 21, i.e.: “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 … Continue reading

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