Tyler Nienhouse's Blog

Rust: A Systems Programming Language with Modern Comforts

The following is the outline of a project I’ve recently completedĀ about the Rust programming language. Overview Rust is a systems programming language designed for writing safe, concurrent, and fast applications.[1] Armed with a strong community, the development of the language is driven by the idea that not everything in Computer Science must be a trade-off.[2, 13:00] In its language design, … Read More

How to erase old emails from Junk/Trash folders, cPanel

Most solutions onlineĀ show how to erase emails based on the date they were received. Usually this is based on either the modification time of the file or the sent/received dates in the email’s headers. Here’s how to erase email based on how long it as been in a particular location, effectively cloning the behavior of Gmail. The key here is … Read More

MUSD & Google Apps for Education

Because of the ever-growing importance of computers beyond school, it is vital that students have a great amount of experience with them and the numerousĀ services and tools they have to offer. One of these major services is Google Apps, which is Googleā€™s productivity services – email, calendar, document creation and editing, and video sharing, to name a few – packaged … Read More

Boxee Update for Computers this Fall

Having a system here in the house that runs Boxee as a front end has been wonderful, but the one thing every user of Boxee will say is that it needs to be updated. Well, the time has come – this fall! What is Boxee, you ask? Well it’s this pretty awesome Media-Center that was originally made for Linux/Mac/Windows, then … Read More

Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the Droid!

After being announced at Google I/O, everyone has been waiting eagerly for it to come out for the Droid and a couple other devices. It looks like we are getting closer to this update as we have a 2.2 rom out in the wild (but requires aĀ separateĀ kernel that has the wifi driver) You can check out putting froyo on your … Read More

Gateway T-6345U and Ubuntu Lucid

Well We are now around to Ubutu Lucid Lynx (10.04) and it looks like nothing has changed support wise, so to get the backlight to adjust, just add: [bash]nomodeset acpi_backlight=vendor[/bash] to the “GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT” section, right after “quiet splash” and before the closing quotation mark. Now run [bash]sudo update-grub[/bash] and you will be good to go! Reboot and try out your … Read More

Android 2.0.1 Sholes.info Edition 1.0-RC1!

(This requires SPRecovery 0.99.2b which I showed how to install thin the post about rooting and backing up your device. How to Root and Backup on your Droid) The people over at Sholes.info have been working extremely hard on putting together the big features of Android 2.1 for the Motorola Droids (Sholes) with Andrioid 2.1 installed. Their work has come … Read More

How to Root and Backup on your Droid

*Both Rooting and setting up the backup are potentially hazardous to yourĀ  Droid. You are responsible for everything that happens to your phone while following this tutorial, NOT ME. If you have problems while doing this, I may be able to help you if you email me at [email protected] or PM me on Freenode IRC network (nick: Flakeparadigm). ONLY continue … Read More

Gateway T-6345U and Ubuntu Karmic

Ubuntu Karmic is out and many updates have lead to great improvements in compatibility with this laptop. Karmic runs perfectly out of the box except for one thing – screen brightness adjustment doesn’t work. The fix for this is quite simple though. 1. Open up /etc/default/grub in your preferred text editor as root (For a nice GUI interface, press Alt+F2 … Read More

Ubuntu 9.10 – What’s comming up

What’s new in Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10)? I’ve been running the next version of Ubuntu in a virtual machine to test it and report my findings in an easily read list of things to come. Also, some more in depth information for those who want to know. Along with that I’ve been following the updates mailing list and will be … Read More