Oops, father has gone, wait for me, wait…!

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
linux
pidgin

So out of the blue last night, Pidgin (version 2.5.2) crashed on me and when I tried to relaunch it, it would only stay open for a brief moment. I hadn’t done any updates to my system since my last reboot, so I couldn’t imagine it was some new busted […]

All Music Guide (AMG) Tagging Script

By Josh Sherman
9 min read
development
python

So recently I decided that I hated how my music collection was tagged. I try to break apart the genre’s but ideally most of my music falls under multiple genres. Well All Music Guide (AMG, allmusic.com) does a pretty good job of classifying everything. They use broad genres, and then […]

PHP Warning: Module ‘mcrypt’ already loaded

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
php

So the other day I realized that my concert spider stopped running. To my surprise I had a lot going wrong on my local machine (which runs the spider). First and foremost, MySQL wasn’t running. Still not sure why, but I manually started it to get it going. It ran […]

Bash script to flatten a directory

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
bash
zsh
command-line

I just came across an old CD of Fonts that I had purchased before I knew better. Well I didn’t want to throw the disc out without copying all the fonts to my system. All the fonts were broken up into directories that corresponded to the first letter of the […]

Why I still use GNOME instead of KDE

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
linux
gnome
kde

When I first started using Linux a decade or so ago I had no real preference in desktop environment. I used KDE, I used GNOME, I even ran command line only depending on the distribution. Once settling on Slackware as my distro of choice, I found myself using GNOME on […]