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Old 09-02-2020, 04:05 AM   #31
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Amazing story! I didn't know you could fsck ntfs filesystems.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 12:30 PM   #32
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Well, in the few seconds which seem to have elapsed since the previous Wednesday, I have realized that my learning is more like a cache or even a buffer and less like permanent storage.

As for new things, I've scripted some superficial editing using ffmpeg but nothing advanced. That's part of the learning / forgetting pipeline: familiarize, optimize, script, and then forget. Usually I look things up as needed and then with repetition start to remember (learn) things at which point I script. After a while tweaks are not needed and if I don't otherwise refresh the knowledge, it can vanish suddenly after a gradual forgetting.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 01:00 PM   #33
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Amazing story! I didn't know you could fsck ntfs filesystems.
I used the gui frontend < gparted > on older Windows 2000 and XP stuff my wife had.
I don't mess with her Windows 10 gear.

Afeared. Unknown territory for me.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 04:33 PM   #34
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I'm trying MATE for the first time, from the Buster repos. So I guess I'm learning a little something new. Got a bit frustrated at first, maybe because I wasn't all that thrilled with GNOME 2 even though I could get along with it fine, so I probably didn't go into this with a very good attitude. I like GNOME 3 better than the old GNOME. Anyway, I ended up deleting the panels and creating a new one, and after a few more tweaks, my MATE setup seems ok. A little weird when the panel's icons move to where they weren't supposed to be, but they can be locked down.
 
Old 09-09-2020, 05:36 PM   #35
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Code:
harry@biker:~
$ apt search scantool
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
scantool/stable 1.21+dfsg-7 amd64
  OBD-II vehicle diagnostic scanner
And to make it work on your gear

https://pixhost.to/show/334/161772433_obd-ii.jpg

app info

http://freediag.sourceforge.net/Scantool-Manual.html
 
Old 09-10-2020, 01:36 AM   #36
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During the last week I stumbled accross The Big Blue Button.
 
Old 09-10-2020, 01:54 AM   #37
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Hi hazel
Yeah I was a bit concerned being Win10 and all but it all behaved so much better than Win7 did mounting the drive and smartctl worked to tell me just how bad the condition was, so I went for it.

New Stuff I've been watching quite a few Linus Tech Tips shows (guy has 12 million subscribers and I see why) and in one episode they tested an Enterprise SSD that was iirc 128 GB and about 20 times faster than any drive on the planet. To test it they booted linux and used a command I'd never heard of. I always just used hdparm. They used "fio hbseqread" and "fio hbseqwrite". Any one familiar with the advantage?
 
Old 09-10-2020, 11:20 AM   #38
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Trying to help some-one on this site, I discovered how to type in Hebrew with Writer. I'd assumed that you just enabled it with Tools - Options, as had the poster, but it seems that you have to set right-to-left direction for your paragraphs. If you don't, the punctuation is taken as Latin and put at the beginning of the sentence!
 
Old 09-10-2020, 01:27 PM   #39
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They used "fio hbseqread" and "fio hbseqwrite". Any one familiar with the advantage?
Not familiar.
It's the "flexible I/O tester" - it also has a gui frontend "gfio".
 
Old 09-12-2020, 11:53 AM   #40
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So I've finally started to shrink the Awk-shaped hole in my knowledge, and have discovered that GNU Awk has extensions, and in particular there are extensions available for PostgreSQL and Redis.

Could come in handy next time I'm writing a parse+import utility.

 
Old 09-13-2020, 12:28 AM   #41
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From LQ, learned about the stat command. Very cool. Will be working to understand it.
 
Old 09-14-2020, 02:33 AM   #42
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I am learning to appreciate SailfishOS more and more...
 
Old 09-15-2020, 03:20 PM   #43
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I got insanely busy, so I've not really learned much. I'm still pushing myself through the Linux Bible 10th Ed., but not really getting to apply anything.

(I attended a Mecum car auction by phone and spent more than planned, so I'm dealing with an abundance of cars.)
 
Old 09-15-2020, 06:50 PM   #44
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That IBM Plex is a monospaced font with a very complete set of weights and really good italics.

I'm going to use the docker-nerd-font-patcher Docker image to patch it into a Nerd font myself. And then that's going to be my terminal font.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 07:02 PM   #45
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That BAT works well as a manpage viewer.

I have the following set:

Code:
export MANPAGER="sh -c 'col -bx | bat --theme Nord -l man -p'"
 
  


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