Josh Sherman


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All Music Guide (AMG) Tagging Script

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

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

2 min read
development
bash
zsh
cli

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

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 […]

Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to Ubuntu 8.10

3 min read
linux
ubuntu

Well after a few days of not being able to run any upgrades on my installed copy of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, last night things started moving. The upgrade process from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to Ubuntu 8.10 took all of last night (I started it around 9PM) and on through this […]