ohhhh man.. today, for lunch, at our cafeteria here at work, they had strawberry crepes.. and they were soooooooo delicious!! i thought that was worthy of mentioning.. ok, back to the grind (and it seems like my server clock is off.. bah)
and of course, part2: Things a new Linux user should learn ohh man, this is a must read.. itll make your linux experience a whoooole lot easier (and "faster".. dont know how to explain that one better).. heres a few i use, and could not live without *curses windows*
1) All: Auto Clipboard. Try this. Start to compose an email. Use your left mouse to highlight this paragraph, or paragraphs or this entire page. Put your cursor back into the compose email. Click your left and right buttons at the same time. Keyboardless copy/paste. With Firefox/Thunderbird, even the HTML tables and format codes get copied automatically. Play around with this.
7) All: Autocomplete. OK, you have opened the console to do your thing. Linux bash (most likely your command tool environment) will complete typing for you. Suppose you want to rename ThisIsMyFirstSavedFile.txt to ThisIsMyFirstSavedFile.txt_orig. If you enter the first few letters "Thi" then press tab (or esc twice, UNIX convention) it will finish typing the whole word. If you have another file called ThisIsMySecondSavedFile.txt in the same directory, it will type as far as it can ("ThisIsMy") then beep. Hit tab again, it will list all the possibilities. Once you get good with this, you will wonder how you ever got along without it.
8) All: command History. You are still working in the command line, and you have to enter the command "cp ThisIsMyFirstSavedFile.txt ThisIsMyFirstSavedFile.txt_orig" again. What a pain. Wait, press the up arrow. Each time you press up, the previous command in the history shows up.
9) All: man is your friend. No, not the guy next to you, but man pages. Virtually all command line commands have a man page (manual page). "man cp", "man tail", "man [command]" which will give you syntax and option information. An easier way to read man pages, that I find is simple "man [command]" in google. Someone has posted the man page in HTML format.
and this one wouldve come in handy:
6)All: Knowing which application does what is sometimes hard. If it isn't in the Start menu, how do you know gFTP is a fantastic FTP Client? It may be installed, it might still be on your CD, but knowing the name is key. Here is a link I relied on a lot, and can point you in the right direction. Linux Native Replacements to Windows Programs
"1) Reboots are not SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). If an application dies, or locks up (which is rare, but can happen, usually with bleeding edge versions of apps), your OS is usually fine. If the app window stays open, iconify it or run xkill and click on it, no worries. The same is true for updates, software installs, etc. Except for kernel upgrades (infrequent), the message "You must reboot for changes to take affect" or what ever you are used to seeing is a thing of the past."
lots of neat ones.. a few revolve around this same one tho..
ok, so this is something that ive been wondering for a while, and it seems i had it the wrong way around, so, for the benefit of all the readers of the insaner blog, i give you: "the difference between frogs and toads":
smooth, moist skin
rough, drier skin
no warts on body
have warts on body
narrower body and waist
broader, flatter body
live near or in water
live on land, breed in water only
longer hind legs for hopping, webbed hind feet for swimming
shorter hind legs, walks rather than hop
eggs are in massive lump of cloudy jelly
eggs are long and stringy, wrapped around water plants
so we were playing some games the other day at a BBQ at the pastor's house.. and guess what our team name was? thats right: "team maximum humility" and i was the team captain obviously, cuz i am the most humble, and most skillfull at pretty much everything we did.. especially at being humble.. it was lots of fun.. and we wouldve won, except that one of the two games we played (ie, the tie breaker, since we tied the first game) had a 5 year-old, clearly biased judge who judged in favor of his favorite uncle.. who was obviously not the best, since he was on team zarate (which it really wasnt because they only had half of team zarate on their team.. so they shouldve actually be named "team suck".. or "team lose".. but whatever..) and not on team maximum humility.. which was clearly the better of the two teams by a gargantuan margin.. (that means "big").. anyways, all in all a fun day..
ok, the weirdest thing, im not sure whether to be offended or just weirded out.. but the other day i called a government phone number.. actually, immigration to be precise, and at some point, after the menu options were given to me by a recording (with no pause for me to press a button, or ponder which button to press) the recording goes on to say, and i quote:
"this system is easy to use"
and then goes on to tell me further options.. what the hell?? why?? why would you tell me the system is easy to use? would i have thought otherwise had you not told me?? does it make it easier if you say so?? or perhaps maybe i might freak out if i think its hard.. but it really isnt, so maybe it is necessary for you to tell me its easy?? whatever it is.. it was odd..
this blog is easy to use.. do not freak out.. just continue reading..