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timbl’s blog | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

timbl’s blog | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

Wow, full circle or what!!!

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play the geetar

So I’ve started my first lesson on monday. 8 yrs after I gave up the whole thing as being a waste of my non-ryhmical soul. After trying on and off for 5 yrs to learn……! Whether “learn to play rock guitar by Wolf spandex”, or classical. I tried loads of ways, aprt from the real obvious one of getting a guitar teacher.

Will I persevere? Fingers crossed. Well not crossed, chorded.

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sash – a superb system rescue tool!

I discovered a new super tool today. After completely buggering up my system due in part to me trying to upgrade the system whislt massivel hungover. I discovered a new tool.

Gentoo Forums :: View topic – System borked after glibc-2.3.6 upgrade

Sash is a shell that is staticalyl linked, and so can be used on it’s own. Also it includes a selection of system utils. (mount, ls etc….) that can be used to recover your system. So after booting using Sash:

linux init=/bin/sash

and remounting my filesystem as read write:

-mount -m /dev/sda2 /

I was able to recover it!

Well cool!

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Mac trivial shennanigans

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

very useful key combos.

Still cannot boot into OSX though!

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Mac trivial shennanigans

Superb OSX support site; saved my Mac!

Apple Macintosh OS X Support Dublin Ireland

login screen won’t accept my password

If you cannot get to the login prompt, or your login window appears but shows no username, it is possible your NetInfo directory has been corrupted.

You can try booting off the OS X installer CD and from within the installer > file menu > reset password you can select the user with a failed login password and reset it.

If this doesn’t work or you do not have the OS X Installer CD, you can try this:

On startup: Command-S Single User Mode

Type each of these commands (bold text), followed by pressing the Enter Key at the end of each line break

fsck -y

mount -uw /

cd /var/db/

rm .AppleSetupDone

cd netinfo

mv local.nidb local.nidb.corrupt

reboot

Very useful!!!!

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MythTV vs NTsmeLl

(ok th title is bad, but NTHell has been overused, and claimed back by The Man.)

So MythTV is up and running, and I now have a well cool VDR and all round HTPC. Recording programs seems to work, although a Summertime mixup between the hardware clock and the Software clock resulted in my intended recording of Sex,Lies and Videotapes to actually be a short documentary about machines that fuck girls. Probably not a bad thing! ….and while we’re at it, a 60yr old man, talking about the pulleys he uses to hoist up his “RealWoman (TM)” schoolgirl model into the correct,,, ahem, position, like he is talking about steam engines, is both highly amusing and pretty disturbing.

Anyway now this is working,,, I no longer use my landline, and since Be are offering 24MB/s for 24 quid month ADSL, and I get shitload of free miutes on my mobile, why on earth do I need NTL?

So do I get my act together, organise, and kick them out? Means getting a BT line. Boo, Hiss. But they are not really the big baddie they used to be.

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Ill

The really bad thing about being off work sick, is the fact that you do not have to work, yet you are really too ill to take advantage of it. This is just not fair! I’ve had an appalling nights sleep, alternating between cold sweats, then roasting. So work was not really an option. I’d like a nice long hot bath, but this means I need to clean my bath first, so I suppose at last I get a clean bathroom out of it!

Anyway, pot noodle for breakfast, my being ill treat!

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Google Moon – Lunar Landing Sites

Google Moon – Lunar Landing Sites

It really is made of cheese!!!! Superb

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Moon landings

Well a few years ago they landed on the moon. Funnily enough I always thought they first landed when I was born. But it was the year after! ..and now Bush wants to go to Mars. Yeah right, full of good intentions that one. Not like lots of his mates stand to gain on the contracts that will be flying about.

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Happy Birthday to me!!!

Well even more ancient today than I was yesterday. Oh Well!!! Not that I really care much!

Although presents I do care about, and I got good ones!!! 🙂

A Very Happy Birthday to everybody who was born on this day!