Bughunting

“OK, so which levels does this occur on?” “1,2, and 4.” “Not 3?” “Not 3.” “And this only happens on mobile?” “Yes, but only some mobile devices” Well shit. Every level of the maze uses the same logic. They are all checking collisions based on whether or not the player’s “pawn” came in contact with […]

Yum Commands Always Result in “Killed”

Here’s some background; I have a VPS that was giving a “Killed” message before any Yum command could finish Some sample output is below Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.atlanticmetro.net * epel: mirrors.mit.edu * extras: mirror.atlanticmetro.net * updates: mirror.atlanticmetro.net debug                                                    | 2.5 kB     00:00 debug/primary_db                                         | 1.2 MB     00:00 […]

All Japanese Characters Become Periods in Linux When Using Putty

Excuse the misleading title. I am trying to reap that sweet sweet SEO. This actually applies to any UTF8 character entered into Putty, and it is a Putty setting, not a Linux setting. Pretty much everything that accepts input and built within the past several years will already use UTF8, so that isn’t the issue. […]

Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS Error When Installing Linux From a USB Thumbdrive

So, you have yourself a netbook or some equally underpowered laptop with an Intel Atom processor, and you are finding your computer getting stuck with a message reading like Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOSBuild Number:1818 PC 14.34 06/19/2009 01:29:40DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITEDCopyright (C) 2000-2003 Intel Corp. All Rights Reserved.“ when trying to install Linux. […]