Saturday, March 27, 2010

White House Seder

Whatever issues I have with Obama, this makes me very happy.

Can you imagine George W. Bush attending a seder, much less hosting one?

Monday, March 08, 2010

BEEP! Thanks for the Warning, Ubuntu

So I updated one of my servers to Ubuntu 9.10 recently (I like to stay back from the bleeding edge), and it took me a while to realize that somewhere in there — possibly in the recent kernel update — my system beep went away. A little searching showed that a lot of people hate the system beep and were looking ways to turn it off. Fair enough, but apparently Ubuntu thought that it was a good idea to turn off the system beep by default. Bad Ubuntu!

To fix this, I did

modprobe pcspkr

and to make this stick at reboot, I had to un-blacklist the 'pcspkr' module, which I did by removing the

blacklist pcspkr

line in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.