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A new version of PuppEX (Puppy Linux) is ready!

Posted 12-12-2013 at 02:28 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

PuppEX 14.1 5.6 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko 5.6, released on August 12, 2013. Kernel 3.10.5 is used. PuppEX uses the LXDE Desktop interface. Unlike the original Puppy Slacko 5.6, which uses JVM, Fvwm95 and IceWM as Desktop interface. PCManFM and LXTerminal are more useful ROX-Filer respectively RXV, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 317 MB, which is due to me including LXDE and compiling tools (devx_slacko_5.6.0.sfs). Slacko 5.6 original is of only 165 MB. PuppEX is despite this...
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Next generation of VFFs

Posted 12-11-2013 at 05:23 PM by Tinkster

And more time passed, more water under the bridge, and more use of fivefinger shoes over the year.

Added seeya lace-ups and lontra to my collection of vibrams. The lontra adds a new level of goodness
to outdoor activities in VFFs. It's water resistent; means if you step in a puddle, or a stream that
is under ankle deep you don't get wet feet. Their only downside from my perspective is that they have
a fairly tight fit on the big toes, and they gave me blisters...
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Convert numeral systems (dec <-> bin <-> hex <-> oct)

Posted 12-10-2013 at 03:41 AM by druuna
Updated 01-31-2014 at 03:24 AM by druuna

Converting from one numeral system to another can be done using the bc command.

Here are a few examples in the form of functions:

# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
# - Decimal to ....
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
  • Binary
PHP Code:
# Convert decimal to binary
function decToBin() {
  echo 
"obase=2;$1" bc

Code:
$ decToBin 19
10011
...
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What is ExTiX 13 64 bit?

Posted 12-09-2013 at 12:21 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ExTiX 13 64 bit is based on Ubuntu 13.10 released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.10 and Gnome Classic 3.10 (a perfect replacement for Cinnamon). The system language is English.

NEWS 131209
I've replaced kernel 3.12.0-2-exton with kernel 3.12.0-7-exton (Kernel.org's stable kernel 3.12.4, released 131209). I've also installed the lastest version of Vlc (version 2.1.1) from...
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Date and time functions

Posted 12-09-2013 at 11:34 AM by druuna
Updated 01-31-2014 at 03:25 AM by druuna (Small changes to layout)
Tags date, seconds, time

A handful of date and time related functions that might come in handy.
  • Convert a date or time string to seconds from epoch
PHP Code:
# ------------------------------------------------------------------ #
# Function : dateToSecs
# Syntax   : dateToSecs "[date]"
# Convert a date or time string to seconds from epoch.
# ------------------------------------------------------------------ #
function dateToSecs() {
  [[ $
# -eq 0 ]] && date --utc 
...
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