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Considering GitHub after the recent GitHub announcement that private repositories would be free for unlimited users? You might want to think again. You can find great detailed comparisons already, but to me the key advantages of GitLab over GitHub are: … Continue reading
When using a simple keyboard that lacks multimedia keys, here’s a solution for Windows systems that add custom key mappings that in turn generate simulated multimedia key presses. Any application that supports multimedia keys won’t know the difference. Install AutoHotkey. … Continue reading
Here’s a convenient pattern for anyone doing Bash scripting: Use a subshell with the Bash halt-on-failure feature enabled to execute a set of commands but break as soon as any one of them fails.
set -e # Enable halt-on-failure
The above example will print … Continue reading
… that I’m clearly not following.
This is a quick solution to the problem of hosting services on a roaming laptop that need to be semi-reliable and available. When switching connections from wired to wireless (or vice versa), services like ssh need to remain available and … Continue reading
No longer does it require a degree in UNIX voodoo to save shell processes which have become detached from a controlling TTY. Meet reptyr.
Ran across this comment in Eye Of Gnome bug #78514: I would like to extend my thanks to the gnome team/community for a great last moment with my dad. Adrian Hands (my father) wrote the patch above to improve the … Continue reading
A Slashdot gem: Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west, near Hawtch-Hawtch, there’s a Hawtch-Hawtcher Bee-Watcher. His job is to watch… is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee. A bee that is watched will work … Continue reading
Sounds and Pictures NPR (Audio/Text via NPR Android app, Text via web feed on iGoogle, Audio via FM radio) TED Talks (via Ted Talks Boxee app) The Linux Action Show (Audio via web feed on Listen Android app, Video via … Continue reading