Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bugzilla "undef error - Cannot determine local time zone" error in Ubuntu 10.10

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10, the installation of Bugzilla I had running with little issues since Ubuntu 9.04 suddenly broke with a glaring red box that said "undef error - Cannot determine local time zone" every time I tried to list bugs or display them.

After trying the suggestions at mozilla.support.bugzilla, I was unable to get Bugzilla to recognize the system's timezone setting. So, I just went hardcore and moved the existing time zone setting out of the way, and made a new symbolic link directly to the timezone file:

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Phoenix /etc/localtime

Surprisingly, it worked...


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Out with the old...

Enough green. I redesigned the site to give it a slightly more appealing look...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sometimes interesting stuff happens

IMG_9182, originally uploaded by Titoxd.

I've worked on many current-event articles in Wikipedia; however, I cannot remember when a current event happened close enough to me to actually be able to observe it unfold in real time. That happened on Tuesday when the Town Lake west dam collapsed; while I was not on campus at the time, I did track it as soon as news broke on wiki (although to be honest, I reverted the initial reports since nobody in the traditional media had reported it online at the time).

I went to the lake to take pictures of the rupture's aftermath, and I've posted all of them on Flickr. I also posted one in the Wikimedia Commons, and to my delight it has been used by other people in the online community. :) So it feels rather different to be "reporting" on news than to be searching for photographs or articles in the news...