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Entries from June 2006

Big Spanish Castle: nice optical illusion. (0)

Eliminating excessive CPU usage in Evolution

June 16th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Evolution 2.6.1 had been driving me mad recently – every few minutes, CPU utilization would go up to 100% for about 20 seconds, slowing down everything in my system, and then go back to normal. Today I found the cause: I had enabled “Periodically synchronize contact information and images from gaim buddy list” (in Mail [...]

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Fixing a corrupt HFS+ filesystem in Linux (HOWTO)

June 4th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Some time ago I switched my server (a G4 Mac) from MacOSX to Gentoo Linux. In the process, the secondary internal disk (where I keep the mail storage, among other things) remained formatted as HFS+, because it made the transition easier. However, I kept having problems with it. For example, if the machine shut down [...]

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