Fixing the available packages list in Ubuntu

For several months, by Ubuntu server has complained every time I do an apt-get upgrade, with the following message:

dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `[package name]' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed

There were easily a hundred packages that listed this way, and I couldn't figure out how to resolve it. Today, I ran across this post on the Ubuntu forums, which suggested the following command:

sudo dpkg --clear-avail

Now that's a Custom PC!

Recently, a client's custom-built computer (submitted for service work) caught my attention. It was obviously a custom-built machine, as there were no name brand tags glued to the case's front; but something else made me think it might not be a finely-tuned commercial production...

New Drupal installation!

I've been using dasBlog for my personal blog for a couple years, and it's been really great. I like that it uses Microsoft's .NET technology, because that's where my focus has been too. It's limited, though, in that it's just a blog...I have some other ideas that don't quite fit the blog entry format, but don't deserve a whole web site in themselves.

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