I’ve recently switched to WordPress since I was spending too much time configuring Drupal and not enough time making content. I still prefer Drupal for sites that justify a CMS, but for a blog, why not use blogging software. My biggest complaint with wordpress (other than The Loop) is how obviou...

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Or, how I started another project I was unlikely to finish.

It seems like everybody else has a UAV, and I don’t. So, let’s try to build one. I’m a poor writer, but if I force myself to document things in this blog, there’s a small chance I’ll keep myself from forgetting why I made de...

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Since the PDF library is not free software, it isn’t included with the distribution of Chromium. To get PDF support in Chromium:

Download the appropriate DEB package for your system from the google chrome download page. Using the archive manager, extract libpdf.so from /opt/google/chrome/. I ext...

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Install checkinstall via:

sudo apt-get install checkinstall

Then, wherever you would do make install, run checkinstall instead. This tracks where the installation places files to allow easy removal via dpkg -r my_built_package.

More details available from the Ubuntu documentation.

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