Pelican Sitemap and Pagination

Posted on February 22, 2014 in blog • 1 min read

Pelican (the static site generator that I'm using to generate this blog) doesn't seem to generate a sitemap on its own, so I spent a bit of time today searching for a way to do so that's easily integrated with Pelican; surely someone must have already solved this problem, right? Well, it turns out that indeed, there's already a plugin for it in the pelican-plugins repository, and it's really easy to use!

PLUGIN_PATHS = ['/path/to/cloned/pelican-plugins/repo']
PLUGINS = ['sitemap']

    'format': 'xml',
    'priorities': {
        'articles': 0.5,
        'indexes': 0.5,
        'pages': 0.5
    'changefreqs': {
        'articles': 'monthly',
        'indexes': 'daily' …

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Linux kernel 3.6 audio distortion/noise

Posted on October 07, 2012 in foss • 1 min read

Since I've spent a few hours of my time tracking the source and potential workarounds for this annoying bug, I figured that I may as well document my findings here. The latest Linux kernel (i.e. 3.6.0 at the time of writing) has a bug whereby if you play any audio file in VLC and try to change the volume, you'll hear a very annoying amount of audio distortion/noise. However, neither mplayer nor gstreamer-based players (Rhythmbox, Totem, etc.) seem to be affected (at least, not for me). More details available on the LKML. I don't seem to …

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