New theme: Sparkling

Ever since I tried out the ‘Svblte’ (clone) theme, I’ve used ‘Spun’. This stayed in place longer than I’d anti­cip­ated (mainly through apathy). In reflec­tion, this occurred as a hold­ing mech­an­ism: it was good enough for the time being; I’d get around to final­ising a choice later. I had­n’t really spent much time blog­ging of late and it seemed good enough dur­ing the 60 seconds I spent eval­u­at­ing it at the time. Cut to the present: I had time and spent it eval­u­at­ing the cur­rent themes avail­able for Word­Press. I saw “Spark­ling” and it res­on­ated with me. I installed and activ­ated it. Fin. 🙂

Resizing an ext3 LVM2 volume

The pro­cess of res­iz­ing an LVM volume is pretty straight­for­ward, but it’s import­ant to take care in per­form­ing them — one false step and say good­bye to the data on that disk. 
  1. Shut the machine down
  2. Boot off a live CD or res­cue disk
  3. Skip mount­ing your exist­ing volumes
  4. Run lvm vgchange -a y
  5. Ensure that the volume group and logic­al volumes are visible
  6. Run e2fsck -f VOLUME to ensure the exist­ing data on the volume is intact and the file sys­tem is sane
  7. Run resize2fs -p VOLUME SIZE[M|G] to res­ize the file sys­tem on the volume to the inten­ded size
  8. Run lvm lvreduce -L VOLUME to res­ize the logic­al volume to the pre­ferred size
  9. Run resize2fs VOLUME again to fill up the logic­al volume