Posts Tagged ‘useful tips’

GNU Screen

Recently I discovered a hidden gem of GNU/Linux software, the GNU Screen. I was looking for a way to run Matlab simulations on Linux in the background because the SSH connection through VPN is constantly dropping to my Debian Linux server. Whenever the connection is interrupted the session is disconnected and all running programs are […]

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Using MVPS Hosts on Mac/Linux

I have been using for a while the MVPS Hosts file http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm, which I find amazing! However, if for some reason you feel that you want to be tracked, or the websites you used for a long time turned wicked and added tracking methods to their links thus not working at all, then you might […]

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Little script for querying the status of my server

I own a old Fujitsu-Siemens Primergy RX-200 rack mountable server, I have made this little script to display the health reading of my server on a webpage… I tought it might be usefull for someone. #!/bin/sh uptime echo ” ” echo “Processor usage:” mpstat -P ALL 1 1 | grep -v Average echo ” ” […]

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HOME & END for the UI Challenged

I have been looking for a long time for a fix to the OS X which makes it consistent with most other operating systems out there. I am talking about the HOME and END key behaviour. I sort of gave up on it, and didn’t use my iMac for other things than watching movies and […]

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How to unpack .tar/.tar.gz/.tar.bz2 files in Linux

Well, I am playing around with my CHUMBY One, MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) and UBUNTU, so I have to do routine tasks on the command prompt, which I do like (don’t get me wrong) but I allways forget to do some basic task, like extracting the contents of an archive! So I thought it […]

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Making Finder Put Folders on Top of the List

When I use my Mac, I always find it annoying that folders are scattered amongst the files even if you order the list in Finder by “Kind”, this is highly irritating for me, maybe because I have got used to the folders being at the top of the list. This was first introduced to me […]

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LaTeX Special Characters

I cannot seam to be able to remember these: Special Characters in LaTeX! So I decided to put them here for your & my reference! The following symbols are reserved characters that either have a special meaning under LaTeX or are unavailable in all the fonts. If you enter them directly in your text, they […]

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Helpfull bits of information on LaTeX usage

This is a very good source of information and a very good “Crash Course” on LaTeX: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX It is my main source of information. It is not perfectly accurate but it does the job. I will really need to get the book called “The LaTeX Companion” But I found that people are describing usage of […]

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