School budgets cut, but what about making genuine savings with open source?
School budgets cut, but what about making genuine savings with open source? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jul/05/school-building-programme-budget-cuts School budgets are being cut in UK, and probably across most of EU and Am... 21 Jul 2010 19:09
Recommend a console mail client?
I use mutt for handling most of my mail. I'm generally happy with it, and I don't do anything hugely complex with mail, but there are a few 'features' in mutt that are really getting on my nerves: 1. mutt doesn't save state (which messages have been read, deleted, replied-to etc) on the server until you quit it,... 13 Jul 2010 17:32
USB problem - the plot thickens - further info
On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:59:51 +0100 Folderol <folderol(a)ukfsn.org> wrote: On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:55:03 +0100 alexd <troffasky(a)hotmail.com> wrote: Meanwhile, at the uk.comp.os.linux Job Justification Hearings, Folderol chose the tried and tested strategy of: interestingly on my 'good' ... 5 Jul 2010 15:33
A quality crash
I was merrily typing away into an SSH session on my netbook running Ubuntu Netbook Remix, when all of a sudden the screen went black, but with the backlight still on. So I tried the usual procedure: Ctrl-Alt-F1 to see if I could get a terminal up. That worked. So I tried Ctrl-Alt-F7 to see if I could force th... 5 Jul 2010 15:33
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: background to-tops over all running applications!
Today the update manager on my netbook (Dell Mini 9) offered to upgrade me to 10.04 LTS - prior to that I was running a 10.04 beta which I'd upgraded from Hardy Heron (which is what it shipped with) - and I foolishly accepted its offer. So it's installed. It looks extremely pretty. But every time I launch an ... 3 Jul 2010 05:51
Question about searching and sorting
Capital letters with curves: BCDGJOPQRSU Capital letters without curves AEFHIKLMNTVWXYZ And without slants EFHILT Somewhere on this PC I have a list of the official Scrabble words. If I wanted to search it for the longest words using only each set of letters above, which Fine Manuals should I be reading? ... 28 Jun 2010 17:17
USB problem - the plot thickens
On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:00:19 +0100 alexd <troffasky(a)hotmail.com> wrote: Meanwhile, at the uk.comp.os.linux Job Justification Hearings, Folderol chose the tried and tested strategy of: With nothing plugged in, lsusb returns the internal usb 1 & 2 hubs, but if I plug any device in at all, and try ... 25 Jun 2010 17:36
xte - incorrect keymap ?
I've been happily using Ben Bacarisse's routine for entering common text strings like email addresses for some time on an old Dell DT running Centos 5.5. I've now also got 64bit Centos 5.5 on a Dell Vostro running the identical routine. However on the laptop an @ is replaced with a q The routine enter... 24 Jun 2010 06:22
I've made a minimum install of debian squeeze (un-select both 'desktop' and 'standard') then built it up with apt-get to pull in X, openbox, rox-filer and associated files. The system works very well in every respect except usb. hal & pmount are installed, and so is usb-utils. No usb devices are recognised at all... 24 Jun 2010 17:30
x11 (perl/Tk) help need please
I'm trying to port properly to ubuntu an XP-based perl/Tk routine. Among other things, this locates a second monitor and creates a full-screen window within it. The idea eventually is to have a projection screen and a separate control monitor. The existing XP code is nasty enough - it simply scans the coordina... 21 Jun 2010 12:28