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Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
learning to program c++ with a REAL c++ compiler, SSHing to my computer at home to do the programs for class instead of the visualstudio.net at school ... through their firewall to boot!!!....
setting up an OLD joystick to play a gameboy emulator
adding a serail port to my computer to attach a WYSE terminal
being 100% microsoft free in my room
using a 20x4 serial lcd as a clock
using a shell script and an mp3 player as an alarm clock
Making simple shell scripts, I made a basic frontend for DooM and I was satisfied. I realize that's not a great accomplishment in the world of computing, but I'm happy I made something simple and useful
This is going to sound really lame. Seriously. Ah well. I've finally learned how to do multitasking in the console. It;s realy neat to me, especailly since I came from a DOS/Windows background and I've never been able to multitask in a pure console.
Location: Alpha Quadrant, sol system, earth, asia, Israel.
Distribution: Computer I : Slackware 9.1 ; Computer II : Windows XP
Programming a shell script that will automaticly download porn via mldonkey
I'm just kidding (though it's one of my best ideas so far)
The automatic curse generator is something I'm proud of. And putting a stardate calendar on my WindowMaker dosktop is pretty neat either.
But the coolest of all was of course, telling my friends!
"I have a Linux machine with kernel 2.6 on!"
"I can run apache nativly!"
"I can play all sorts of nice games!"
"My desktop is prettier than yours!"
I erased Windows from my machine at work to demonstrate that for the office needs Linux is as good or better. I've been useing Mandrake Linux without any trouble for last six months. I use Novel client to connect to the LAN and Lotus Notes to access databases and as a mail client. And I don't know much about computers. After all, I'm just a lawyer.
Last edited by MATJA_KAE_92; 03-12-2004 at 08:38 AM.
I just made a shell script that takes the pid of devfsd, then restarts it so my ipod is detected, then mounts the ipod, launches gtkpod, waits till gtkpod is finished and then unmounts and ejects the ipod
Now I can just have it in the dock on my desk, and click on the script to start writing