GNOME Shell Weather Extension

This post demonstrates a simple weather extension for the GNOME Shell and discusses various aspects of the design and the source code.

Customizing the GNOME Shell

The new GNOME 3 Shell is highly configurable. In this post I share a modicum of what I have learned to date about customizing the new Shell including how to change themes, icons, fonts and colors.

Native ZFS support on GNU/Linux

This post discusses native ZFS support on GNU/Linux and shows you how to download and install the necessary packages.

Installing Oracle 11g Release 2 on Fedora 14

This post describes how to install Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Fedora 14, install an SQLplus client on Microsoft Windows 7 and configure both installations so that the SQLplus client can access the Oracle database running on Fedora 14.

Boot Fedora 14 Using UEFI and GRUB2

This post demonstrates how to build and install GRUB 1.99-beta0 on a UEFI platform running Fedora 14. It also discusses how to use the grub-mkfont utility to create a suitable font file for graphics mode and how to display a background image.