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Linux: How to lose data fast with ‘rsync’

I’ve been around Linux long enough to know that the fabled Linux command `rm -Rf *` is dangerous, and I have to say I’ve never lost data by using that one wrong. But there are other, more subtle ways to lose data if you’re not careful, and today I’m going to share a tale of this. Continue reading

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Love/Hate/Linux

Linux is awesome in the sense that any and all kinds to software you’d ever need, is available for free. It’s easy to see why people are so fond of it. Until you need to install new hardware, like a graphics card or, in this case, a TV tuner card. Then all hell breaks loose. Continue reading

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Revisiting Colemak

As it turns out,when you’ve already been trying to wire your brain to a new layout (Dvorak), it’s really difficult to switch to a new-new layout (Colemak). But I found a solution, of course. Continue reading

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You do have backups … right?

Photos are among the most important data we have because they are potentially irreplaceable. Other files can be just as valuable. How do we keep them safe? Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux: reducing CPU load caused by compiz

I’ve long had a problem on my Ubuntu computer that compiz would always use a lot of CPU power, even when the computer wasn’t doing anything, even when no programs had been started. Here’s the solution! Continue reading

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