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Hello. Blog entry number 1

Posted 12-01-2008 at 08:21 AM by ctsiow

Hey all. just thought I should put a blog here to talk about me and my Linux experiences. I was thinking about how long I have been using Linux and I think it must be around 7 years. Started with a Red Hat system at work, in the old days when I was employed instead of self-employed, then I set up a Mandrake system on an old box that was being slung out, the Red Hat system was an "official" machine so no playing with that one! We used Sun machines running Solaris as the main tools, workstations...
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Posted 12-01-2008 at 03:36 AM by Qwo

this is totally unrelated to sex. Its more about how the Robots built the pyramids, just think about this and its a bit like linux and how it has progressed. So theres this Spaceship coming here from the centre of the galaxie, advanced civilisation with lots of gadgets, like levitators and lasers and robots to name a few.....
to be continued
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USB drive auto mounter script!

Posted 12-01-2008 at 12:35 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Yes that's right! I kid you not! A marvelous bash script to automatically mount a usb flash drive (or at least set it up to mount it by users) it is commented and should be 'easy' to follow. There are probably better ways to do this, but at the time I didn't want to install anything (e.g. pmount) and I didn't feel like using autofs.

what does the script do if it doesn't automatically mount the drive?
- It determines an appropriate mount name from the file system label or...
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A Bit About Me

Posted 11-30-2008 at 10:52 PM by penguiniator

I dove head first into Linux without a life jacket in 2001. I was a transit bus driver at the time and left myself no option for returning to Windows, so I had to succeed, or fail trying. I started with SuSE 7.1 Professional and moved through Red Hat 7.1/7.2 and Mandrake 8, 9, and 10 before returning to SuSE 9.something. I ditched SuSE when they did their deal with Microsoft and moved to Slackware 10. Later I switched to Kubuntu. Now I use Ubuntu 8.10.

I never had formal computer...
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How to answer questions without wasting too much time

Posted 11-30-2008 at 10:29 PM by ErV
Updated 02-21-2009 at 09:51 AM by ErV

Okay, I've just got through another flamewar, so I decided to write a some info about answering questions without wasting too much time in the process. The content is based on personal experience, my own point of view, and isn't supposed to be absolute truth or something. I also don't expect someone to agree with me. Recommendations are written in random order, and are supposed to prevent wasting too much time typing replies, or breaking your keyboard too quickly.
Beware! Some people probably...
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