Do you have meat?


Kaori and I went out for supplies (the new word for food shopping here in Japan) earlier today. There were a lot more people than usual walking around.

Some were carrying bags from the local shop, others were simply taking a walk, and some were queuing …

read more | Sun 13 Mar 2011, 14:28 | tags: Japan, Japan Quake 2011 | 1 comments

Japan Quake - March 11, 2011


I have created two animations using images from the following site I have created an animated gif of Japan's seismic activity starting at 0200 on the day of the quake through to 1212 the next day.

Fast Version:

read more | Sat 12 Mar 2011, 13:43 | tags: Japan, Japan Quake 2011, Quake | 0 comments

Japanese keyboard with xorg 1.8+

Xorg has decided to dramatically change the way input devices are handled again. Without too many gory details basically input device configuration has moved back into the xorg.conf file. However, hardware detection is now handled by udev so if you compile your own xorg then you will need to …

read more | Sun 30 Jan 2011, 11:55 | tags: Japanese, Linux | 1 comments

rvm and gentoo

If you are a Gentoo and Ruby user and you have decided to try out rvm you might end up having trouble using gems. In particular if you see this error message this post might be some help.

gem -v

 <internal:lib/rubygems/custom_require>:29:in `require': no such file …

read more | Sat 18 Dec 2010, 00:35 | tags: gentoo, Ruby, rvm | 6 comments

Compiling git on a default ec2 AMI

I like to use the latest stable git release on my ec2 instances. Here are the steps I follow to get this done:

  1. wget
  2. mkdir src
  3. cd src
  4. tar jxvf git-
  5. cd git-
  6. sudo yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
  7. sudo …

    read more | Sat 11 Dec 2010, 22:28 | tags: ec2, git, Linux | 3 comments