A python utf gotcha

This one had me stumped for a while: # -*- coding: utf-7 -*- import datetime from sqlalchemy import ForeignKey, Column from sqlalchemy.types import Integer, Unicode, Boolean, DateTime default_due_date = datetime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(days=30) Syntax error found on last line. Hmm, bring up a python interpreter and type the last line in with the imports. Works fine.

Important WordPress update

WordPress 3.8.2 was released yesterday which contains some important security fixes. This is an important security release and the Debian packages were uploaded to the ftp-master a few minutes ago. Besides fixing Debian Bug #744018, the release fixes the following two vulnerabilities (as mentioned in the bug report): CVE-2014-0165 WordPress privilege escalation: prevent contributors from

psmisc 22.21 Released

Today as it was raining and I couldn’t do much gardening, psmisc version 22.21 was released. The files are located up on sourceforge at https://sourceforge.net/projects/psmisc/files/latest/download or at your favorite distro repository soon.  Once again, thanks to all patch submitters, bug reports and translators for all their help in getting this out. Apologies to the translation

Resetting USB devices

I’m not sure if it is just a bad motherboard, cable, USB device or just bad luck, but when I reboot the computer the UPS doesn’t appear. It’s not even seen in lsusb and of course that makes nut-server fail which makes nut-client complain that it cannot work out the UPS status.The solution was to