Caleb Cushing's Blog Also known as XenoTerraCide

msys - native *nix on windows

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msys homeThis is not a virtual machine, not an emulator, and technically not linux. This is a native linux like environment on windows, including BASH, the coreutils, vim and more. Brought to you by the wonderful people who brought us mingw. If you are a *nix person and HAVE to use windows I highly suggest you install this. With this Firefox, Opera, Pidgin, and many more cross platform apps you will start to feel to home in windows.
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really nice

| 66 words | linux tips shell
if you are using the cfq io scheduler in linux you can use ionice to nice your io. so to really nice something you would do nice -n 19 ionice -c 3 programname. This may not be the best idea on all programs but it works. If a program is beating your hd and cpu and you don’t want it to run this when starting it.
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what hack to do first?

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Lets see, I could work on the ipset init script bug (meaning write the init script) for gentoo. I could start digging into amarok 2’s sql.I have to figure out my Linksys WRT54GL and whether I want openwrt or ddwrt or just to leave it as is. I could be hacking my web app, or regen2. So many choices, so little time.I don’t really feel like doing the router now. So that’s out.
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Perl by Example not on O'Reilly's Safari

| 256 words | rant books safaribooksonline
I like Safari. It’s a great product that I pay ~$500 a year for. I just started a Perl class and the book is Perl by Example. Guess what it isn’t on safari or at least searching for the exact title doesn’t find it. I’ve queried the O’reilly and Prentice Hall people. I pay $500 a year, all the rest of the ‘By Example’ Books are there, I want my book.
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Just answer the question!

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I don’t mind when people offer additional advice. But when a question about package Y is asked don’t suggest package X (unless you have to say not possible in Y but it is in X). I mean when I ask how do I fix this dependency blocker in portage don’t suggest paludis. The blocker would still exist.If I ask which files are my config files so I can migrate them. don’t say move all of your files.
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Blogger needs better contact info

| 58 words | features blogger
I have 4 Instant messenger addresses, and freenode (irc) hacked into my ‘about me’ why is it that blogger thinks one will be enough? maybe someday. But that day is not yet here. Blogger should allow for customizable profiles more like it does with our blogs.–This workby Caleb Cushingis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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wiped out svn

| 112 words | git svn
So I’m sitting at my computer running out of space on /var and I think ok I need to move my svn repositories to /srv which is on ext3 and part of /. so I go to move them there… it says file exits. I ls /srv/svn sure enough there they are. I’ve already moved them great rm -r /var/svn (gentoo doesn’t enable -i by default) it deletes everything. I shortly realize that /srv/svn was a symlink to /var/svn.
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How to disagree

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I recently stumbled upon Paul Graham. He wrote this article on How to Disagreerecently. All of his essays/articles are well written.–This workby Caleb Cushingis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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what's in my name (xenoterracide)

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So 2 days in a row I’ve had developers discussing the root of my handle. so here we go. xeno is greek, normal definitions aside in science fiction it is often used when referring to alien life forms. terra is latin, it means earth. is english (with latin roots), means killer or killing. loosely translated it meant to me ‘alien earthling killer’, but that was when I was 16. Now, it’s just my handle and has no other meaning to me other than it’s unique and a part of my history.
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ReGen2 Linux

| 24 words | Regen2 Linux Gentoo Open Source
I’m starting a blog for my thoughts on forking Gentoo Linux here–This workby Caleb Cushingis licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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