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Sudo And It's Intended Purpose

Posted 03-29-2009 at 03:47 AM by JulianTosh
Updated 03-29-2009 at 03:48 AM by JulianTosh

Sudo And It's Intended Purpose

I've seen many threads on LQ regarding the use of 'sudo' and each time I'm shocked at how often this utility is misunderstood.

Here I will will try and convey my interpretation of its intended proper use and describe alternate methods of accomplishing the same tasks more securely or in a best use context.

'sudo' is a utility that grants authority to run very specific commands as root from a non-root account, or specifically,...
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Robotics For Kids

Posted 03-05-2009 at 04:49 AM by JulianTosh

I was just reading a slashdot article on Robotics for Kids and read a particular /.'rs comment that really sounded great!

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...it is fun to PLAY robot. Explain the concept that robots only do exactly what you say, and then make some "commands" like "move forward", "turn left", "pick up object" and then work together to try to solve problems, like "how can we get the rubber snake into your sister's bed?". The kid plays the role of the
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Tomboy Notes and Syncronization

Posted 02-13-2009 at 03:51 AM by JulianTosh
Updated 03-01-2009 at 05:05 AM by JulianTosh (Sandy is a guy!)

I've recently started making extensive use of the wiki style Tomboy notes application now standard in the Fedora distro.

After building up a few notebooks for myself I decided to introduce Tomboy to my wife so she can use it too for joting down recipies, or remembering how to do tasks on the computer.

Then it soon became evident that I needed to sync our collections together so I could help her document some things for around the house, etc... There were some good tutorials...
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