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Install java on an Ubuntu Oneiric instance in EC2

Just ran into a small problem installing openjdk in an Ubuntu Oneiric instance on EC2. It took a while to diagnose so I’m posting this here so I remember next time I have to do it. The problem is with the x11-common package needing a temp directory which is missing – so running the following […]

Please Support Them

I feel that I have I winged a bit today. I don’t want to sound like a moaner, I am just trying to get a cross that this really is a challenge in so many ways. In fact, the cycling is probably the easy bit. This has been far tougher than I had imagined.

I do realise that what I am going through is nothing compared to what someone fighting cancer goes through. And maybe that is just another reason why today has been emotional. Realising, why I am here and why I am doing this.

Lightweight Django Thumbnails

I needed a good thumbnail solution for a recent Django project but didn’t want the overhead of using sorl – I just needed a simple template tag that would let me generate the correct size of thumbnail from the main picture.