Intro to cron / crontab

I have a network share I am hosting on a linux NAS in my house. There are a couple of annoyances with Apple lusers leaving .DS_Store files all over the network share, and messed up permissions on the files people upload to the share. Solution? Learnt about cron and set up a couple of jobs…

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Want to know what dd is doing?

From another terminal type kill -USR1 $pid, where pid=`pidof dd`. This causes dd to spit out data speeds and amounts transferred so far. you might wrap it up in something like:   pid=`pidof dd`  while [[ -d /proc/$pid ]];  do kill -USR1 $pid && sleep 5;  done Apparently pidof is deprecated or something?? If you…

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Bricked my Galaxy Note (Soft Brick Phew!)

Very intense day today as I luckily only soft bricked my GT-N7000. Got stuck in bootloop after an unsuccessful rom upgrade when returning to nandroid backup. And no i didn’t use stupid stock ICS kernel. Reflashed stock rom with Odin and it decided to fail :-O, redid it and felt very lucky when it worked!…

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Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ V2 (RND4000)

Just bought one of these for €200. It’s a compromise on price performance. I wanted 1 gigabit read/write, but would have to shell out a lot more to approach these figures. The unit looks good. As you may have read in other reviews the drive bays are way too accessible and easy to take out.…

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Ubuntu 10 (Lucid Lynx) Linux Post-Install Set Up Tips

***just found this post in my drafts folder on blogger, a little out of date at this point as i wrote it at least 1.5 years ago*** 1) don’t use 64-bit unless you have more than 3.5 GB of RAM installed. more trouble than it’s worth. 2) to change minimize, maximize, close window buttons from…

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Just got a Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 !!

Just received this by courier! Fantastic, it’s huge! Right hand side is level with a UK / IRL size electricity plug.<p>right hand side </p>