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changing the default system editor

Posted 10-30-2011 at 06:42 AM by neonsignal

The default system editor in Debian is typically nano. If you prefer a different editor such as vi, it can be changed by setting the link from /etc/alternatives/editor:
ln -sf /usr/bin/vi /etc/alternatives/editor
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Securely backup your $HOME to a remote machine

Posted 10-29-2011 at 07:19 PM by rouvas


A simple and effective script to perform a secure backup of your home directory to a remote machine, with the help of sshfs and rsync. With trivial modifications it can be used to backup any directory.


Drop this script into your path:


# Specify the name of the user on the remote machine, defaults to the current user
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How to tell a real tech...

Posted 10-29-2011 at 03:47 AM by peonuser
Updated 10-29-2011 at 03:53 AM by peonuser

Probably going to get lambasted for this, but it is something to think about when judging a potential employee. Can a potential employee use what they have or do they need thousands of dollars just to do the simplest thing to get going. Here we will pit a confirmed Microsoft software only advocate versus someone who has at least some familiarity with linux or is willing to try something new and use the systems alloted to them.

In each of two separate rooms on the desk is a Pentium...
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HDD stuff... after the softmod is accomplished

Posted 10-27-2011 at 09:18 PM by omgiamlinux

Once you have your xbox softmodded, backup the EEPROM with evox, and move it to E: Then grab it off the network. Also backup C: and MS Dash and pull that off the network too for safe keeping.

Then setup and burn an iso of xbox hdm 1.9 with your eeprom in it.

Then format the new drive and have it automatically load the C: and e: files on there.

Finally, you will need to lock it with... Linux, the utils available from the boot menu as option #3....
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I setup virtual box. I setup win7 remote assistance.

Posted 10-27-2011 at 09:14 PM by omgiamlinux

I setup virtual box on my laptop. It's surprizingly good! I have always been told that it is utter crap and that I should buy VM ware, but I actually like virtual box a little more! Networking isn't configured right out of the box (and it is much slower than VM ware's networking), but it has this sweet feature called "seamless mode" where it puts the debian task bar just above the windows taskbar, and the debian top-bar at the top of the screen, and instead of showing the debian desktop,...
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