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ARMed and Dangerous!

Posted 07-08-2010 at 07:51 AM by brianL
Updated 08-10-2010 at 04:13 AM by brianL
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When I first read about the Sheevaplug months ago, I thought it looked like a useful little gadget. Then recently I read this interview with Stuart Winter, and got even more interested. So, without considering the fact that I can't swim, I dived in at the deep end. I've ordered a Sheevaplug, and while I'm waiting for it to arrive, I installed ARMedslack in QEMU. I haven't exactly timed it, but doing a full Slackware install on a HDD takes around 30 minutes, ARMedslack in QEMU took about 7 hours....
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Gnome Again

Posted 06-13-2010 at 09:51 AM by brianL

Yes, I've decided to install Gnome SlackBuild again. This time, if I ever get rid of it, I shall follow the correct procedure. But I think I'll keep it. Having as many DE/WMs as possible adds to the attraction of Linux. Variety is the spice of life, and all that. I'm not an absolute fanboy of any particular DE, it's what is underneath that matters.
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Snapping Again

Posted 06-02-2010 at 10:41 AM by brianL

Back in the early '80s, photography was my main hobby,including developing and printing. Black and white mostly, because monochrome prints were said to last longer than colour. After two or three years I lost interest in it. But now I've moved into the 21st century, and got round to buying a digital camera, a Sony DSC H55. A compact with quite a lot of features (must RTFM soon!).
I gave it a bit of a test run, using one of the easy "point & shoot" modes in the local cemetery....
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Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 07:58 AM by brianL

Suffered a major disaster late last night. Completely ****ed up my Slack64. Should have run this before I started:
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chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.brain
/etc/rc.d/rc.brain start
The trouble began when I read another member's posts about Gnome SlackBuild. I'm not keen on Gnome, but I was in the mood for experimenting, so I gave it a try. Everything installed and worked OK. After playing about with it for a while I decided I didn't really want it. Got a bit reckless, didn't RTFM properly,...
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Rethink on "Shall We C?"

Posted 02-01-2010 at 07:43 AM by brianL

No, I've changed my mind. I don't want to concentrate on learning C to the exclusion of everything else. There are too many other aspects of Linux I want to explore and learn about. All the CLI stuff: coreutils, grep, sed, less and more and most (more or less), and the rest of the GNU odds'n'sods. Shell scripting. And on and on.
So, what I really want as far as C is concerned (not to mention any other language) is enough insight into it to read and understand source code. Maybe write simple...
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