Locales in Ubuntu

For those of you who are used to running "dpkg-reconfigure locales" on Debian to select and generate locales you may be a bit disappointed at the seemingly broken way it is done under Ubuntu.

When I say broken "dpkg-reconfigure locales" does not yield an interface that allows you to select and deselect locales. It simply generates the locales mentioned in "/var/lib/locales/supported.d/local" file. Therefore if you want to generate a bunch of locales you will need to add them to this file and re-run "dpkg-reconfigure locales".

NOTE: One locale per line.

Allowing access to X when running sudo

When using sudo to attempt to run programs it is quite common to receive the following error message :

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Unable to import modules. Maybe you're not running under X?

Here's an explanation of why you get this message and what you need to do to allow the root user to run X programs when using sudo.

Doctors Reports

Comments (apparently) from actual Doctors reports :

E-Mail Sigs

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Application has reported a 'Not My Fault' in module KRNL.EXE in line 0200:103F
A)bort, R)etry, I)nfluence with large hammer.

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Behind every good computer -- is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

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"I didn't say it was your fault. I said I was going to blame it on you."

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I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

Microsoft vs General Motors

At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated:

"If General Motors had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles per gallon."

In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

"If General Motors had developed technology like Microsoft we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:"

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