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My Blog's Code Of Conduct

Posted 05-29-2010 at 08:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 05-29-2010 at 08:36 PM by Kenny_Strawn

For your information, here are the rules for posting comments in my blog:

#0: I have the authority over my blog to edit or delete any post I see that may violate these rules, so be prepared.

#1: Any attacks ad hominem (Latin for 'to the person') will not be permitted. Your comments will be edited or deleted to remove such attacks.

#2: Any flame bait, or comments written solely for the purpose of starting flame wars, such as M$-praising, will not be permitted....
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Unix runlevel scripts: Finally the first character makes sense!

Posted 05-29-2010 at 05:12 PM by bittner (Notes on Linux)

You probably know Unix runlevel scripts. They start with an S or a K, and they are typically located at /etc/rcX.d/ with X being the runlevel (0-6) the script is supposed to run at. For example:
Code:
~$ ls -l /etc/rc5.d/*cups
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2009-12-31 16:35 /etc/rc5.d/S50cups -> ../init.d/cups
To be precise those S- and K- files are typically symbolic links to scripts that reside in /etc/init.d/, and from my experience I felt they work as follows:
  • Any symlink
...
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Sorting out Isa's laptop

Posted 05-28-2010 at 06:45 AM by trevorparsons
Updated 05-28-2010 at 01:21 PM by trevorparsons

My friend Isa has an Asus A6000 laptop she bought new about seven years ago. It is the mainstay or her communications and entertainment at home. It had Windows XP on it, which eventually got very slow due to cruft and malware.

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it a year ago or so, leaving an NTFS partition in place, full of photos. (I tried upgrading to 9.10 when that came out, but couldn't make the wireless chip work with it, so downgraded again).

Isa has got on OK with Ubuntu,...
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Openism: My idea of an ideal economy

Posted 05-27-2010 at 07:04 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Richard Stallman sure has been a leader in the free software movement. But what if free and open source was applied to all goods? Here's the story of the ideal economy in which everybody works online to manufacture goods, develop software, express their talent, and write documents, all for the good of the world, without using money.

First of all, money is only a cap on the economy as a whole. It acts as a barrier, preventing everyone but a privileged minority from being able to...
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Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) - Simple tool for ubuntu administration

Posted 05-27-2010 at 10:34 AM by sridhar11

Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution. UCC uses all the native applications already bundled with Ubuntu, but it also utilize some third-party apps like “Hardinfo”,
“Boot-up Manager”, “GuFW” and “Font-Manager”.

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