Suspend and hibernate have been a sad story on Linux for a very long time. Typically the hardware makers are blamed, saying “oh they all do it differently none of it’s documented”. That may be true but it’s a bunch of horseshit anyway – hardly any of the hardware that works at all or perfectly …

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At some point in the distant past I’ve set up my own email server, running Sendmail for SMTP and the UWO imapd server for IMAP. Part of the setup process is creating certificates – so that you can have a secure tunnel for free, using self-signed certs. Like a good boy I followed the instructions …

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I have to do research for school. I’ve been told many a time don’t use Google. Now Google is giving me a reason to be pissed off. When the search results come back with PDF files – I don’t get to see the link to the PDF where it actually sits, the link I get …

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I’ve been reading about literate programming, and was reminded that most programmers don’t write comments in their code. Whether to write them or not is a question that’s asked all the time, in all circles – starting in school and all the way to teams of masters of the known universe like Linus (who I’m …

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I’ve been running my more-or-less regular backup of littlesvr.ca, and found that yet again the online APNG assembler data directory is the one taking most of the time. Turns out that even though I cleared it a few months ago there is over 4GB of PNG files in there (half of that – 5800 APNG …

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In newsgroups and many mailing lists top-posting (putting your reply above the text you’re replying to) is a big no-no. You’ll get flamed even if what you say is very useful, constructive, and nice. I’ve never quite understood the zealotry, but I figured: whatever, it sort of makes sense – someone says something, and then …

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Here’s a stupid post, it’s been a while. I’ve upgraded Slackware from 12.2 to 13.0 and now it is messing with me. Believe it or not the stupid thing knows when I’m annoyed and pisses me off even more. Here’s how it works: Sometimes my pointer starts jumping all around the screen, for no good …

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