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The Celebrity Life of a Blogger

Posted 07-20-2015 at 02:16 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

It never ceases to amaze me how people who make their money in the lime light get in an uproar because they can't take a piss without someone reporting about it. Now, I'm all for fair treatment of other people, and yes, the US (in particular) has shifted to "money is more important than self integrity". Perhaps it's not a shift, per se, but rather a gross realization of a long term change in culture. But I still amazes me.

The point is, this planet isn't...
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Exton|OS 64 bit with Mate and kernel 4.0.0-4-exton :: build 150719

Posted 07-19-2015 at 03:20 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

Exton|OS build 150719 is based on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit (released April 23, 2015) and Debian Jessie (Debian 8). Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run Exton|OS from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly...
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Changing username of your machine

Posted 07-19-2015 at 11:05 AM by Upendra Pratap Singh

Always use usermod command to change username or the properties of the user like UID etc.

Do not go for manual editing in /etc/shadow, /etc/passwd and /etc/groups file to change your username, password or UID etc.

It corrupts the entries so much so that you will not be able to access other disk partitions other than the one in which Ubuntu is installed. Also you will not be able to login as root.
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Too hot to Golf, let alone be outside

Posted 07-18-2015 at 11:27 AM by onebuck


It's unbearable outside with temps in the 90s' and the humidity being real high, 80% plus. No relief in sight. So my work is being done inside. Nothing new for Illinois in July. Some corn is growing while some fields are rotting from all the rain.

Most of our local recreations are being hit hard. Golf is limited to walkers because of the wet conditions, old men like me who have health issue cannot walk the courses without potential problems. I walked once a few weeks...
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MeX 64 bit Linux (build 150714) based on Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” with Cinnamon 2.6.13

Posted 07-14-2015 at 10:02 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 07-14-2015 at 12:40 PM by exton

All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 150714. Cairo-Dock has been replaced by Docky. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process. Also: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela is based on Debian and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. MeX build 150714 is based on Debian 8...
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