Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Feisty Fawn

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn was released on the 19th. I've been trying to read the wiki pages for upgrading, but the servers are so slow I can barely open a page. I'll have to wait a bit for my upgrade. But till then, I'll download the alternate CD (using bittorrent)

Sunday, April 15, 2007


I had made a post some months ago, on how to recover accidentally deleted data. I never had to use it, but today, I accidentally deleted an important spreadsheet file, while cleaning up some older files.

PhotoRec came to the rescue. Its fairly simple to use, and within a matter of 20 minutes it searched for over 170 old, deleted files. I easily found the one I was looking for. I think everyone should have a copy of PhotoRec, just in case...

Tip: Don't recover all the files, (I ran out of disk space). Go to "FileOpt" and just select the filetypes you are looking for.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Dvdisaster home

Have you ever faced a situation when your important backup DVD is corrupt? I have, and it can be quite frustrating. Strictly speaking, optical media is not good is backups and archiving. But if I were to buy a 100GB hard-disk every 3 months, my dad would freak out

So it would seem that DVDs are the way to go for the time being. And I found a good piece of software that would help me restore my DVDs if they ever got corrupt. Its called Dvdisaster.

The process of creating the error codes is a bit tedious, but it would help with important data.