This is just my collection of notes and tips about Linux, and the programs that run under it.
Here is a page that describes how I redirected my web site to my server at home with a dynamic address, and made it 100% automatic. If you have a DNS server, and an apache web server on a static IP, and your home computer is on a dynamic IP, this is for you. (update, I have a php program that will no the same thing now. It is available on request, until I put it up here)
DIPS is (or was) a free service for people with dynamic IP addresses, I don't know if it is still around or not. When I was using this service I wrote my own client, in bash script called dips-post, because I didn't like any of the other clients.
07 Feb 2010 - I've patched buildtorrent 0.8 so that the directories are all sorted using versionsort. Version sort is like an alphabetical sort, but takes number's values into account. A normal alphabetical sort would order files "file1 file10 file2", where version sort would order them "file1 file2 file10". Here is the patch.
The ability to run programs in the "root" window on X, make Micro$oft's "active desktop" look like crap.
I've been running "hypercube" (from xscreensaver) as my background, it is very low on the CPU usage.
Try other screen savers with the -root option, and they'll run on your desktop.
Never underestimate the power of RTFM (Reading The Fine Manuals).
Use the source Luke (tm)
Don't underestimate the power of awk and sed
Micro$oft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house.
Computers are like air conditioners, They stop working when you open windows.
A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a McDonalds Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine.
The day MicroSoft makes a product that don't suck, is the day they make a vacuum.
Linux IS user friendly...it is just picky about its friends.
Linux is hard to learn, but easy to use. Windows is easy to learn, but hard to use. (this may sound funny, but it is true)