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  1. MikeRocor

    Change distros or just rename...

    She's almost 5. Yes, he's an AKC champion whereas she's an IABCA International champion (yeah, that and $2.50 will get you a cup of coffee - but only if you're a senior citizen). The owner of the stud, who is also the co-breeder of the BDE, really wanted a puppy from this "litter" because...
  2. MikeRocor

    I finally have my ASUS again!!!!!

    Sometimes you just need a beer to go with that sandwich... but sometimes it really calls for a coffee.
  3. MikeRocor

    Change distros or just rename...

    Cardigan Welsh Corgi (the BDE from my wallpaper)
  4. MikeRocor

    Change distros or just rename...

    Still only one... but possibly a massive litter anyway... I'm no expert but, to me, that looks like an enormous little doglet. I'll find out later this week.
  5. MikeRocor

    Server Glow Up.

    The confidence your home lab gives you will be worth its weight in gold... Then you'll mess up royally due to over confidence. ;) I once inadvertently created a file in the /bin directory of a production server. No big deal. But then, as root, due to a single extra space on the command line...
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    Server Glow Up.

    I used to work for a guy who was some kind of former Dell HMM (*) and he said the difference between "servers" and "workstations" is nothing more than the amount of fans. While I've found that to be (mostly) true, there is the issue of those really expensive "server grade" hard disks, dual...
  7. MikeRocor

    Python Series Part 4: Flow Control

    while (coffee < 2) I've been trying to convince family members and pets to use their pre_coffee voices, which is to say no voice at all. Apparently I have yet to explain the concept in sufficiently low level terms.
  8. MikeRocor

    Post a screenshot and the config of your Conky

    To start with, I reverted from the BDE wall paper back to my old one because it's much less distracting. I deliberately chose a conky layout and single color that are very subdued because I wanted it to be "visible but not distracting" rather than "eye catching". It's offset from the left hand...
  9. MikeRocor

    What is the equivalent of the DOS batch file?

    Dang it dos2unix, You just had to use the "A" word, didn't you!? In the course of moving, I've run across my old Amiga 1000. Dunno if I still have a monitor that will work with it (probly not) nor if I have any working diskettes for it (sadly, also probly not). Definitely not the hard disk...
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    What is the equivalent of the DOS batch file?

    In my first role where I wrote Unix scripts for administrative purposes, my mentor advised me to always write scripts for the bourne shell ( #!/bin.sh ) because they will work on pretty much any unix / linux system. Since then, I've lightened up a little in that regard such that if a scripting...
  11. MikeRocor

    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    I had the same issue but with a background that was a design rather than a photo and I was able to stretch it without too much trouble. The envane background that was used in one of the old DSL 3.x releases - I stretched it until the rectangular bits were 1920x1080 then pasted the original...
  12. MikeRocor

    Please allow me to introduce myself...

    Welcome to the forum, old timer. :) Do you also remember running spinrite on those old systems and having the entire system magically become three or four times faster? That was an eye opener for me. A lot of folks paid big bucks and still suffered with horribly slow computers just because...
  13. MikeRocor

    Change distros or just rename...

    <TIC footnote="1"> So, it turns out the BDE is due to explode in about three weeks with a massive litter of one, count them: "one", puppies. My dilemma is this: In honor of the occasion, should I A) switch to "Puppy" linux or B) just relabel my current distro as "Tiny Core-gee" or C) just post...
  14. MikeRocor

    Got a new PC

    I'm looking at a 128 GB SSD (which seems silly, since the USB 3 stick I'm fooling around with now is twice that size but whatever - the USB 2 stick that I copied the boot system from is only 16 GB and it was mostly free space. I'll probably leave the plate spinner untouched from the linux side...
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    Got a new PC

    As it turns out, I have a $25.00 Amazon gift card in my wallet -right now- (and I never actually shop Amazon)... and I know someone nearby who has Amazon Prime for free shipping... and I can get an adapter and a modest sized M.2 thingy from Amazon for -just over- 25 bucks (of course), so ima...
  16. MikeRocor

    Got a new PC

    Dang it! If I end up spending money on this thing, I'm blaming you. 2000 or 3500 MBS... YeeeHa!
  17. MikeRocor

    Hey everyone

    Welcome newbies. And don't worry - Like me, after a couple of decades you'll be... well, what do you know... still a noob! But one with lots of experience. It's lots of fun that way.
  18. MikeRocor

    Got a new PC

    I toyed with the idea of finagling an ssd into it, and I might still go there some day... On the other hand, that would take it out of the realm of "free" (which really fits my budget pretty well right now). :) Windows would probably benefit hugely from having an SSD as the boot drive...
  19. MikeRocor

    Got a new PC

    ... Well, new to me, anyway. A friend, whose significant other passed away and left behind a PC, gave me the whole setup. I was expecting some junk that I would strip of anything valuable and then toss but I was pleasantly surprised to be handed a 22" AOC monitor (1920x1080) and a 2012 vintage...
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    [info] Easy way to sort alphabetically a mess of words in a text file

    I've been making do with the standard sort command and generally haven't found it lacking. Does sortabc improve upon sort?
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