tmux is an alternative to gnu screen. While I like screen, it annoys me that any effort you have put into splitting the screen and arranging panes is not preserved when you detach and reattach to a session. tmux allows this quite easily, and there is a shortcut key to toggle through various automatic layouts . . . → Read More: tmux – an alternative to GNU screen
I have been flicking through the following FAQ on the GNU GPL: Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF). I am trying to understand the risks that we are told about regularly in IBM of working with/on Open Source code.
I have to say that most of . . . → Read More: Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL
Since buying an Android phone I have been starting to think about using it to read books. The screen isn’t bad, and it turns out that there is some good software out there
Aldiko is a fantastic program for reading free ePub books, so I am working my way through a few H. G. Wells . . . → Read More: eBooks on Android
I do a fair bit of Debian/Ubuntu packaging at work (kind of on the side) and have had several people tell me that although the New Maintainer’s guide (http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ or it is available offline in the package maint-guide and also has some translations) does do an introduction it is a bit hard to follow, particularly . . . → Read More: A Debian Packaging Howto
I have been building a backup pc our of mostly spare parts, including several old disks. To get the most reliability and space our of the disks, which are all different sizes, I decided to use software raid to mirror each chunk of data in pairs (raid 0) and then use LVM on top of . . . → Read More: Fixing broken LVM and Sofware Raid on Linux
I recently saw an ad on tv for finallyfast.co.uk which offers a “pc speedup service”. The ad immediately made me think it was a scam because of the way it was done.
A quick google shows I am not alone:
finallyfast.com | Web Safety Ratings from McAfee SiteAdvisor – doesn’t rate it as bad but . . . → Read More: finallyfast.co.uk – scam or useful service?