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What to say, what to say... I'm currently attempting to either work out which of two senses of self I have is a delusion of the other, or to reconcile them. It's not easy.


Jan
6
comment How do I access a router's web interface through another router?
A good point that. Most default to 80 as the web-interface, at least internally, but I'll edit it in.
Jan
6
comment Partitioning with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10
They both display a 500G hard drive? That sounds... unlikely. What I would normally expect would be that each OS can see only part of the hard drive (though Ubuntu should be able to access the Windows filesystem as long as Windows is shut down rather than hibernated). The two filesystems should total to slightly less than the total size of the hard drive (as Ubuntu will have assigned some of the drive to swap space).
Jan
6
answered How do I access a router's web interface through another router?
Jan
6
comment VLC: can't recognize *.sub subtitles
Hum. I'm not sure, but looking at the file contents provided, they don't seem useful - there's no way for the player to tell when to display each line. As far as VLC's concerned, then, that is a corrupted file; it's missing the essential timestamps.
Jan
6
answered VLC: can't recognize *.sub subtitles
Jan
6
answered How can I get my data off the hard drive that won't power on?
Jan
6
comment Dual-boot archlinux and Windows 7 using grub-bios
It's likely to do that if it's looking for LVM, but it usually picks up things on non-LVM volumes as well. Does it mention anything else?
Jan
6
comment rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives
It's case sensitive, and you want to list files one per line. The same format can be used as in the du command I suggested above - to match everything starting with a through n, use /[a-nA-N]. To match only directories with that format, make it /[a-nA-N]/. The preceding / is to ensure it only matches at the root of the transfer, so that no subfolders are inadvertently excluded. No quotes are necessary in an exclude file (using --exclude-from), but single quotes are needed if using --exclude= to stop the shell from interpreting the pattern instead of rsync itself.
Jan
6
comment rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives
I would suggest using du to check that the total size of folders a*-n* is <= 2TB - after all, they may be unbalanced. du -c [a-nA-N]* will do this (reports the total size of all files and folders in the current directory with names starting with a to n or A to N - for some other folder, use /path/to/folder/[a-nA-N]*).
Jan
6
answered Dual-boot archlinux and Windows 7 using grub-bios
Jan
6
comment What exactly does ram get used for?
Swap (/pagefiles) complicates this, as things in RAM that haven't been used very recently may be moved into slower (but still temporary) storage, usually on the hard disk. It will then have to be read back in to RAM if it's to be used. Furthermore, the OS may cache frequently-used things in RAM even if they're not in use right now, to improve response times. Otherwise, I think that's pretty much accurate.
Jan
6
comment Scheduler for sequential jobs on Linux
To add to @Hennes' response, one can use parentheses to group commands if the priorities are unhelpful - && is higher-priority than ||, which can be thought of as higher-priority than ;.
Jan
6
answered rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives
Dec
11
comment In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
Yes, I gathered that it was definitely necessary to setopt them.
Nov
22
comment In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
@BlacklightShining Ah. Good to know that failing to unsetopt it won't cause problems. Thankee.
Jul
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
7
comment Synergy in Ubuntu not recognizing computer name change
If you've not rebooted since making the changes, you'll also need to "sudo hostname <newhostname>", as well as making the changes to the files you mentioned. Could it be that?
May
27
answered In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
May
18
awarded  Yearling
May
17
comment Debian: I want to install “libasound2” and “libasound2-plugins” from “wheezy” while being on “squeeze”
aptitude's resolver can behave in pretty strange ways sometimes. Try it with just apt-get install libasound2-plugins/wheezy? Sometimes apt-cli gives much more sane results.