#71: Dell Studio XPS wireless failure

On the Dell Studio XPS laptop, the WiFi / wireless Internet mysteriously deactivates. All drivers report normal, and the trouble diagnostic reports that "wireless capability is turned off on this computer" and "Turn on wireless capability" to restore functionality...

#70: "audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused" when using sudo in CentOS 5

On every invocation of sudo in CentOS 5.3, whether successful or not, there is an echo to terminal of: audit_log_user_command(): Connection refused This does not appear to affect any serious functionality, but is incredibly annoying.

#46: JEPController:checkBundle couldn't find libawt.jnilib

At some point, my Firefox 3.0.x on OS X 10.5 stopped opening Java applets. The failure occurs silently -- the applet simply doesn't run, with no apparent error message in the browser. In the Console log, the output is 5/20/09 11:43:02 AM [0x0-0x104104].org...

#31: Python csv and universal-newline mode

When using Python 2.5's csv module, I keep running into a "new-line character seen in unquoted field" error. In [16]: f = csv.reader(open("/Users/yliu/foo/data", "rb"), dialect=csv.excel_tab) In [17]: for row in f: print row...

#29: Reset a frozen iPhone

My iPhone 3G has completely frozen and does not respond to the usual reset methods (holding down the Sleep/Wake button at the top). I need to reset it.

#14: Setting up trac under mod_wsgi returns NULL result error

When accessing the trac URI, a text/plain document is returned with Python errors, ending with SystemError: NULL result without error in PyObject_Call

#13: Compiling mod_wsgi fails with relocation error

/usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a(node.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a: could not read symbols: Bad...