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Problem with *nix

There is a problem with *nix. It is manifest in the book "Unix in a nutshell"
I was perusing the book shelf of a co-worker early this week when I stumbled onto the book "Unix in a nutshell". I was rather excited and borrowed the book. It contains so much in… http://hstuff.net/blog/problem-nix/

Diaspora

Diaspora, can it overpower facebook?
I recently ran across some information about a program called Diaspora. It touts itself to be to Facebook what Kazaa was to Napster. In other words, instead of all your Facebook p… http://hstuff.net/blog/diaspora/

My Browser Goes to Eleven

I have been using the Opera web browser for over a year. It has many features that I like in a browser. If I recall correctly, it was the first browser to start using tabs, grouping tabs, a minimal bar, private browsing and speed dial. In other words, it …
I have been using the Opera web browser for over a year. It has many features that I like in a browser. If I recall correctly, it was the first browser to start using tabs, groupi… http://hstuff.net/blog/browser-eleven/

The future of WebOs

It would be nice to have a viable alternative to Android and iOS.
Google has decided to buy the phone division of Motorolla. I do have some history with Motorolla. I am a ham radio operator, what can I say? They have also decided to make the lat… http://hstuff.net/blog/future-webos/

Democracy vs Republic

What is a democracy? What is a republic? What is the difference? Why did the founding fathers set up one versus the other?
What is a democracy? What is a republic? What is the difference? Why did the founding fathers set up one versus the other? We can take a lesson from history and also from contempo… http://hstuff.net/blog/democracy-vs-republic/

Red Hat 6

I waited a long time for Red Hat to release it's version 6. I have been a Red Hat user on and off for a long time. Yes, I mean Red Hat and not Fedora. I had access to it via my employer. I had 5.2, then .3, etc on a dual boot machine with the dasturdly bu…
I waited a long time for Red Hat to release it's version 6. I have been a Red Hat user on and off for a long time. Yes, I mean Red Hat and not Fedora. I had access to it via my em… http://hstuff.net/blog/red-hat-6/

Web hosting

I have had my own website for some time, since '95, which was probably before most people even knew what a website was.I did have help from others of my ilk who had already been having a blast with html. I started as a college freshman because my univers…
I have had my own website for some time, since '95, which was probably before most people even knew what a website was.I did have help from others of my ilk who had already been h… http://hstuff.net/blog/web-hosting/

Password recovery

I acquired two surplus computers about four years ago. One is 1.2 GHz with 764 MB of RAM and a 20GB hdd, Not much but sufficient to run sshd, sambad, and apached. It was my host for backups of my main system. I had  intended it to serve webpages for this …
I acquired two surplus computers about four years ago. One is 1.2 GHz with 764 MB of RAM and a 20GB hdd, Not much but sufficient to run sshd, sambad, and apached. It was my host f… http://hstuff.net/blog/password-recovery/

XP and Red Hat

I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5.5 and XP. Many things have changed since I became a GNU/Linux fan. Some th…
I am a GNU/Linux fan and have been for about 7 years. My home computers sport Suse 11.3 and Win 7. My work computers, on the other hand, have other things in mind. I use Red Hat 5… http://hstuff.net/blog/xp-and-red-hat/

MacPup

I have been trying to get a Linux distrobution to run from a USB thumb drive. I tried ArchLinux and it worked but not terribly well. I would most like to run the enlightenment desktop E17. I ran into MacPup which is a spin off of puppy linux which runs…
I have been trying to get a Linux distrobution to run from a USB thumb drive. I tried ArchLinux and it worked but not terribly well. I would most like to run the enlightenment d… http://hstuff.net/blog/macpup/

Knoppix

Ocassionally, I have need to fix a computer from various maladies (aka bugs). In my toolbox of tricks is the Knoppix CD. This is a Linux distrobution that boots and runs entirely from CD. It has a nice resource of tools such as a root terminal, gparted…
Ocassionally, I have need to fix a computer from various maladies (aka bugs). In my toolbox of tricks is the Knoppix CD. This is a Linux distrobution that boots and runs entirel… http://hstuff.net/blog/knoppix/

Arch on USB stick

Another distro I like to use is ArchLinux. It is a rolling release distro that used to have very good package checking. That dropped off for a while and so I did not keep up with it. I wanted to try it again so downloaded the most recent snap shot ISO …
Another distro I like to use is ArchLinux. It is a rolling release distro that used to have very good package checking. That dropped off for a while and so I did not keep up wit… http://hstuff.net/blog/arch-on-usb-stick/

Command Line

I grew up with DOS and in college learned the unix command line on an old VAX system. Consequently, I am a Huge fan of the command line. Anything that can be done at all in GNU/Linux can be done from the command line. It is also usually faster than usi…
I grew up with DOS and in college learned the unix command line on an old VAX system. Consequently, I am a Huge fan of the command line. Anything that can be done at all in GNU/… http://hstuff.net/blog/command-line/

Freedom

I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as in freedom. In other words, it is something we all need to work on. In orde…
I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as … http://hstuff.net/blog/freedom/

Operating Systems

I often use free, open source software. I like the idea of contributing to society and helping each other. Plus, I do not like paying for something that is freely available. One example of this is the computer operating systems. On any given computer t…
I often use free, open source software. I like the idea of contributing to society and helping each other. Plus, I do not like paying for something that is freely available. One… http://hstuff.net/blog/operating-systems/

Windows 7 upgrade, part 1

As I mentioned previously, I bought an HP laptop for wife. It came with MS Windows Vista Home Premium Edition and an option to mail in and request a free upgrade to MS Windows 7. I was not excited about the Microsoft operating system nor the upgrade bu…
As I mentioned previously, I bought an HP laptop for wife. It came with MS Windows Vista Home Premium Edition and an option to mail in and request a free upgrade to MS Windows 7… http://hstuff.net/blog/windows-7-upgrade-part-1/