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Today's Google Doodle: Oskar Fischinger

Posted 06-22-2017 at 04:23 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 06-22-2017 at 04:36 AM by GazL

I very much enjoyed playing with this morning's google doodle. Check it out if you haven't seen it yet, it's a good one.

I'm no musician, but here's my composition:

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What's wrong with this picture?

Posted 03-07-2017 at 10:46 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 03-07-2017 at 10:53 AM by GazL

# cat etc/profile 
# /etc/profile: system-wide defaults for bash(1) login shells

if [ "$UID" = "0" ]; then
        export PATH="/sbin:/usr/sbin:/opt/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/bin"
        export PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/opt/bin"

if [ ! -f ~/.inputrc ]; then
        export INPUTRC="/etc/inputrc"

export LESS="-R"
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Slackware wins LQ's Members Choice Award: Desktop Distro of the Year 2016

Posted 02-08-2017 at 05:14 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

My congratulations to Mr. Volkerding.

Slackware has always had a strong and loyal contingent here on LQ. We have Slackware users here who have been using it for decades and who wouldn't dream of using anything else -- which says a lot: either about it, or them, or both, and I'll let you decide for yourself on that one. -- so it's no surprise that Slackware did well in the vote: it always does.

What I find interesting though is that this year there was no stand-out...
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The danger of '.desktop' files!

Posted 01-31-2017 at 01:36 PM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

There was an interesting post on r/linux today outlining some of the insanity relating to the use of .desktop files on linux desktops. The information is nothing new -- it's been like this for years and is also why you'll pry my window-manager+xterm working environment from my cold dead hands -- but it's one of the clearest examples of the dangers I've seen on the subject.

If you're unaware of this stuff, you shouldn't be. Go have a read:
How to easily trick $FILE_MANAGER users to execute arbitrary code
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Backing up your system config files.

Posted 01-31-2017 at 11:47 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 01-31-2017 at 12:13 PM by GazL

After you install a linux system, you will most likely be editing a number of config files to set various options and parameters the way you would like or need them to be. This is especially true with a distro like Slackware that takes the traditional approach and tries to honour the intentions of upstream rather than put its own layer of abstraction over the configuration of your system. Keeping track of what you've changed can be a pain, especially should you ever need to re-install. Here,...
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