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Dell Studio XPS 16

Posted 03-28-2010 at 01:26 AM by custangro
Updated 03-28-2010 at 01:28 AM by custangro

I just recently bought a Dell Studio XPS 16 (3/2010) and wanted to share my WONDERFUL experience

Dell Studio XPS 16
Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz 6MB of Cache (8 Core)
ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4670 1GB Video Card
8GB, DDR3, 1333MHz RAM
256GB Solid State Drive
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN
Distribution: LinuxMint 64 Bit
$ cat /etc/linuxmint/info
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Plain Text, Archiving, and Presentation Fidelity

Posted 04-01-2010 at 07:31 PM by penguiniator

My introduction to computers was as a hobby. My first computer had Microsoft Works for MS-DOS version 1.05 installed on it. Among other things, I decided to use the computer to keep a journal. It was perfect. I could do all my writing on the computer and even edit the text without wasting paper.

What was even better, I could store my journal on floppy disks, which are more durable than paper.

Several years later I decided to open and read the journal I wrote on that...
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Autostart coldfusion on boot in Ubuntu

Posted 04-22-2010 at 12:10 PM by drask

My current job requires that I work with Coldfusion 9. I have it set up to run on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop with apache2. Everything installs pretty well (there is one dependency of libstdc++5 that is no longer supported by Ubuntu and must be downloaded from another repository like as detailed in but the option to have Coldfusion startup when...
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So sick, so tired

Posted 05-27-2010 at 12:12 AM by disturbed1
Updated 05-27-2010 at 12:22 AM by disturbed1

I am just so sick, and so tired of ignorance! Not sure if it's a false sense of entitlement, pure laziness or what. At first I thought it was only us Americans and our Walmart Mentality, but this seems to be a world wide epidemic!

Perhaps it's because I'm from another generation. We were not allowed to use calculators in math class. I took the SAT without one, and survived 400 level Calculus and Statical Analysis classes in college without one. There was no Google, or wikipedia for...
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Irssi the irc client that rocks

Posted 06-26-2010 at 05:42 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 03-08-2012 at 01:54 PM by craigevil

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC, XMPP and ICB protocols via plugins.

Even the dpkg bot in #debian agrees irssi rocks:
<dpkg> i guess irssi is the best <IRC> client ever. "aptitude install irssi" and read . See also

Simple easy script to setup irssi for you: Irssi Config Generator
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