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icanhazmathz?

Posted 06-29-2014 at 08:23 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 07-02-2014 at 09:21 AM by rocket357 (clarification)

A "quick and dirty" random password generator that I see a lot of people use is a construct similar to the following:

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/stdout bs=6 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64

This produces output such as the following:

0zdQE0WC

Or perhaps even:

Pg7Ub+Rx

base64 is an encoding scheme that "converts" binary data into text data using 64 characters. The 64 characters chosen vary...
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ExTiX 14.1.1 – build 140629

Posted 06-29-2014 at 10:11 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ExTiX 14.1.1 64 bit is based on Debian/Ubuntu 14.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (in ExTiX 14.1.1, build 140629) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 140515). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.1.1 build 140629
All packages have been updated to the latest version by 140629. Vlc (installed from source to make...
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Adaptive "default" browser script (rudimentary, but seems to work)

Posted 06-28-2014 at 03:22 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-01-2014 at 04:45 PM by the dsc ("bugfix")

Sometimes you open an application that will in turn open some web page, and it will automatically open it with the default browser. The problem is that often you'd prefer that it had been opened in whatever other browser that may be already running, even if it's not the system's default. So I came up with this script in order to try to get this behavior:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
# This "software" (so to speak) is totally UNLICENSED and barely documented. What you see is
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Shut up and Hack

Posted 06-27-2014 at 12:06 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I'm nearly 75% through a bottle of Merlot, so this blog post may not be here tomorrow afternoon after I sober up a bit and get a chance to read it. Suffice it to say this won't be one of my typical technically-inclined posts.

I read something tonight that bothered me. I happened upon a brilliantly written blog about a young woman's struggle for finding her self worth and her identity. It brought tears to my eyes as I read through her setbacks, her victories, and eventual vindication....
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A new extra version of DebEX with KDE 4.13.1 and kernel 3.15.0-6-exton

Posted 06-26-2014 at 03:12 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

DebEX NEWS 140626
I have made a new extra version of DebEX, wich I call DebEX KDE Live DVD. It’s a pure Debian system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.13.1 as Desktop environment. (The latest stable version of KDE). Study the full package list.

KERNELS
DebEX Barebone (version 140509) uses kernel 3.14.1-amd64 – latest Debian kernel. DebEX KDE uses kernel 3.15.0-6-exton equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.15.0, released...
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