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Awk line to convert [HH]:MM:SS to seconds

Posted 08-17-2015 at 06:35 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

awk -F':' '{if (NF == 2) {print $1 * 60 + $2} else {print $1 * 60 * 60 + $2 * 60 + $3}}'

I saw it somewhere and maybe tweaked a bit, maybe not -- I barely know anything of awk.

I find it particularly good because you can give just minutes or hours and minutes as input, there's no mandatory hours, unlike some other answers you'll see if you google for it, which will assume minutes as hours if there is no hours.

Of course, such assumption of the leading...
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Surprisingly, Krita from an unofficial Ubuntu's repo seems to work better than Debian's official

Posted 08-16-2015 at 11:42 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 08-16-2015 at 11:46 AM by the dsc

Krita "lemon", from some unofficial "neon" project, of Ubuntu, but running on Debian testing/Sid/Stretch.

I know it goes against all sorts of recommendations from both Debian and Ubuntu, perhaps even computing in general, but it seems to work fine so far.

The official version was quite slow to start up (to the point that sometimes I thought it simply wasn't going to ever start). And maybe it's just a difference between the versions (2.8 vs 2.9),...
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Windows 10 upgrade for all you dual booters

Posted 08-16-2015 at 01:44 AM by WestCoastSunset

Avoid windows 10 like the plague. I did an upgrade instead of a clean install. Jedi knight doesn't work at all (I really like DF2), Oblivion IV is actually slower, and my sound doesn't work.

i5 2.53 ghz
8 gigs ram
nvs 3100m

These are actually pretty decent specs. I could see Oblivion not working, but Jedi?

Fortunately I have a disk image. It will be restored tonight.

windows 10: avoid avoid avoid
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Backporting wine-development for Debian Jessie

Posted 08-14-2015 at 07:50 PM by jere21
Updated 04-05-2016 at 09:52 AM by jere21

I've started to make and upload backported packages of wine-development for Debian Jessie.

This is what I did for the first set, wine-development and khronos-api, a build-dependency of wine that is not in Jessie.
You'll still miss a lot relevant stuff, read the official page first.

EDIT 2015-08-29:
- Updated for my second upload to
- Subscribe to packages.
EDIT 2015-11-02:
- Use apt-get source with option --download-only...
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Debian live nonfree boots to console login? Why?!

Posted 08-14-2015 at 04:02 PM by WestCoastSunset

Can anyone tell me when booting to the nonfree kde version of Debian live 8.1 it boots to a console login, yet when using the the second option (failsafe, I believe it is called), I can boot into xwindows? This is why I find linux very frustrating.
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