Linux

Storing login/password Websites in a File

I find that it is a good idea to update my Internet passwords from time to time. Previously to do so, I opened Firefox’s Preferences window and then went to the Saved Passwords window. From here, I’d toggle between Firefox and the Saved Passwords window, goto the sites that were listed, and change the password. […]

Swap File for Suspend

Warning: I have not found this method to be unreliable; therefore, I have reverted back to using a swap partition. I decided not to clutter my partitioning scheme anymore with a swap partition so from now on I’m using a swap file instead. This shows how to do use a create and use swap file […]

Converting Ext4 to JFS

Because I have an older laptop and disk I/O can really bottleneck on the motherboard, I decided to move from the ext4 filesystem to JFS. Recently, I’ve used ext4 because it was fairly fast and definitely reliable; however, with the kernel moving to 2.6.30 new data integrity features have been added that slow it fairly […]

Ubuntu Oneiric: Initial Musings

Update: Because of hardware problems the information about Oneiric’s speed are off, please ignore these mentions. Correction: Also, Unity is a collaboration of Gnome 3.0 and the Ubuntu Launcher with the Launcher generally replacing Gnome 3′s Activities Start Menu. Aaaaaaaa…. First thing I noticed as Oneiric booted up was how pretty it was: from the […]

MPD Locally

Recently I updated the Ubuntu wiki to add using MPD locally and cleaned the Arch wiki of the same name some. MPD on the Arch wiki is a good source of information but it needs help: organization, some tech things, grammatically… but its holding together for now. Because I am mainly using Ubuntu now it […]

Missed Touchpad Button Clicks

I had gotten this laptop as a gift/hand-me-down from someone else. Since the first thing I did was install Linux, I hadn’t thought otherwise that the buttons hadn’t been treated to well: left-click was very stubborn, often missing on some very obvious pushes. The action/response of the button resembled a sticky button. Because right-click was […]

Older Computer: Streaming Media Servers

Recently I had a notion after I bought my PS3 about media servers. The PlayStation 3 is pretty neat. Being just a little computer (with a big graphic card) it is able play audio, videos, and display pictures. The PS3 has categories of its’ differing abilities: Music, Video, Game, Network… On the Music, Video and […]

A more Desirable rm

Update: Added mv option -t and –backup=t (thanks to Matt) to prevent file collisions from same-named files. Thanks Matt! A bashrc version and a bash script are both available. Warning: Currently I am not using this script. This script works good for most instances but I discovered it does have problems when compiling. During compiling […]

Audible.com and Linux… Arghh.

Update: Since this I’ve learned that Barnes and Noble carry Audiobooks in the MP3 format. To download them though the Windows application OverDrive Media Console is required. Good news is that you can D/L the file and open it through the application so you don’t have to order it through Windows. Thankfully it’s a good […]

Calibration of a Samsung Series 3 350 32″ TV

This isn’t exactly Linux related but I thought I’d share my experiences on how I calibrated my TV. A great source on doing this is the LCD TV Buying Guide website. This is a great source on not only why TV’s need to be calibrated but also because it has settings for most popular models. […]

Back in Business

Been liking my new setup after fixing things when my hard drive began to go down. When I installed Arch on this computer, I began to notice problems right away that I couldn’t explain. For instances, it would hang badly. During compiles and heavy-ish workload it would stutter and freeze for most of the time. […]

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