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Old 03-31-2003, 05:19 AM   #31
Langly
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Cool :D


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Originally posted by indi
[ cron + mpeg123 ] to wake me up.

nice alarm clock - hehe
Thanks for the hint.. No more boring clockradio
 
Old 03-31-2003, 05:54 AM   #32
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Okay so I didn't do this, but I like this guys plans for using Linux.
http://www.ubergeek.tv/switchlinux/
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:04 AM   #33
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kernel compilation
yet to get the system booted properly
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:05 AM   #34
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Sorry not for this thread
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:12 AM   #35
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I think configuring X for the first time was pretty hard.

after that. getting my f****g DHCP server up and running on my server
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:20 AM   #36
membrax
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the coolest thing ?
Finally being able to show a rock-solid system to my friends and thnaks to this make them switching from Winblow$ to Linux. )
 
Old 03-31-2003, 07:38 AM   #37
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The Coolest thing I did was use linux as my Firewall/Router that was two years ago now I am using linux 100% no more Windows. The best thing is I end up with a job as a Linux System Administrator.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 08:57 AM   #38
frieza
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using TEXT based mp3 players, aim clients, etc... , reminds me of the time when i used DOS and i was clueless to the insidiousness brewing in Micro$oft
Actually using an OS other than macos NATIVELY (as opposed to emulated) on my macintosh
setting up WYSE terminals (albeit not perfectly)
 
Old 03-31-2003, 05:59 PM   #39
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The coolest thing I did was installing Redhat on my friends laptop.. It was an old panasonic and it only had one bay.. I could only have either the floopy or the Cd-ROM drive in the bay. And it was pretty funny because I couldn't boot from CD either.. But I manage to install Linux anyways!!!! It felt GREAT!
 
Old 03-31-2003, 09:06 PM   #40
J_Szucs
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It is not my merit, but that of Linux:

Once I had some very important data in compressed (!!!) format, on a corrupted floppy disk (FAT).

Windows always gave up reading the floppy in a minute with error.
Linux began reading the floppy at 6 p.m., and finished reading all data by 2 a.m. the next morning.
And there was not even a faulty byte in the file that Linux recovered: the archiver could smoothly uncompress the file afterwards.
It was cool, and ever since Linux became my last resort to recover data from corrupted floppies.

O.K., I also had an own, small project (writing some small scripts) to help me archiving my tapes and CDs into mp3 files with the less user interaction possible: just put in the tape, type 'taperecord albumname' or ''cdrecord albumname', and stop the recording at the end of the tape.
At the end of the day type 'makemp3', and have all files converted to mp3 format by the next morning.
Meanwhile I had my first C programming experience: seeing the need to remove silent periods from the recorded albums, I successfully interpreted and modified a freely available, open source program to reach my goal.
The result: each album in its own directory, their tracks in separate files in a quality that best fits the source media, silent periods removed, noise reduction and normalized volume.

Last edited by J_Szucs; 03-31-2003 at 09:45 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:55 PM   #41
frieza
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oops, i forgot, compiling software from source tarballs, and running the same program on my intel redhat box and my powerpc mac
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:58 PM   #42
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Old 04-01-2003, 08:53 AM   #43
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Installed Debian. I kept waiting for it to get hard, 'cause I've always heard how hard it is to install Debian. It was really quite easy, especially by the sixth try...
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:36 AM   #44
frieza
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
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--jeremy
now that is cool it benefits thousands of people
 
Old 04-01-2003, 11:01 AM   #45
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I laugh at who ever said "Planning World Domination" As That is the second coolest thing I did and made alot of money out of the concept too,all for the good !

The coolest Thing was Surf The web Via SSL Proxy and vist Game Clan Sites Appling to join them all.

Ya You know what Clan Owners are Like.
 
  


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