QT segfault when accessing ui objects

I'm starting with QT for a hobby project. My design called for a public method inside of my QMainWindow main window. the method will update the text in the display. When calling anything using the ''ui->'' pointer, the app would segfault. The QT Creator debugger showed the ui pointer as …

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Easily Test Packages From Arch Linux Testing Repositories

Sometimes, when a new kernel or application that I use a lot comes out, I want to quickly download and test it on my system. It is simple enough to edit /etc/pacman.conf and enable the testing repositories, then update your system. Problem is, enabling the testing and/or …

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New ArchLinux mirror

I love Arch linux and have been using it for a few months now. When I started, many of the mirrors I used were slow or would go offline and/or out of date. When I saw an offer for a VPS which should allow me to host a mirror …

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Review After One Year of QuickWeb VPS Hosting

One year ago, I purchased a VPS from QuickWeb. I found the deal at my one of my favorite sites for cheap hosting: www.lowendbox.com. The deal was:

  • OpenVZ VPS
  • 256MB RAM/386 Burst
  • 10G disk space
  • 250GB bandwidth/ Month on 1 IP
  • $35.88/ 1 Year

I ordered …

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Create a custom application launcher in GNOME3

On Arch, the system-wide shortcuts are stored in /usr/share/applications. Each one is a .desktop file with a few parameters. user-specific icons are stored in ~/.local/share/applications. I downloaded eclipse and extracted it in my home directory, so I'll use eclipse as the example application.

  1. Create the .desktop …

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Wordpress HTTPS secure login

Back when I started with Wordpress, I had to create server rewrites to force my browser to use HTTPS. That changed back in 2008, but this is the first i've heard of it.

Wordpress 2.6 (released in July, 2008) and newer include the tools do do this out of …

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WordPress Redirection Plugin

This blog is undergoing some changes.There is some content (like the zabbix pages) that I can no longer maintain since I no longer use them in my day-job. To keep everything working seamlessly, I wanted to create some 302 (permanently moved) redirectors for the content that I was taking …

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Prevent samba from creating home directory for machine accounts.

Since this setup automatically creates a home directory for a user as soon as they access the machine (via samba, ssh, console), I noticed some directories being created for computer accounts.  To prevent this,  I have added a line that only "Domain Users" are allowed to authenticate.  To add this …

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Create a single standalone .exe from a Python program

I have been working on a small windows command line tool that I wanted to distribute it as a single executable file on windows. I tried cx_freeze and py2exe. Both of these tools worked well, but I couldn't find an easy way to compress make the whole program into a …

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Install Open-VM-tools on Debian 6 squeeze

Installing Open Virtual Machine Tools is a nice alternative to managing and installing the vmware tools package that comes with Vmware's hypervisor products.  It allows you to use APT to manage all the dependencies and updates. Module assistant will recompile the kernel modules for you automatically when you update kernels …

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