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Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
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)
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!
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.