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First install ubuntu-desktop and remove xubuntu-desktop
apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop
I had a couple of these, and lost the power adapters. (OK, someone else lost them, but whatever.) As always, the voltage and current matter, and these guys use 5V 1.2A or 2A.
I got an Aironet 1200 and didn't have the serial cable, so I tried to use IPSU to find the IP address. I ran it in a VM, bridged the ethernet interface, and it failed.
I just submitted this idea to some hackathon thing. I wish I hadn't but I did.* The idea is a mobile app that, based on the sensor's location, will play audio files that pertain to the area.
Dell shopping tip:
This is a concept for a product key activation for a web application. You download the application, install it on the server, and then it will allow you to buy a key via a website.
Like a lot of people who work with computers, I have some communication problems. Sometimes, I'm too blunt; other times, too reticent.
(argh, forgot to back up my postfix work. i have to start fresh, so this is an opportunity to document work.)
# first get a superuser shell with sudo sudo -s apt-get install mailutils
There's a zillion ways to do it, and editing $PATH is probably the best, but I didn't want to do that, so I did this:
I've been working on learning postfix and migrating email accounts to it. The service I'm dreaming about is going to be "limited email" and differs entirely from the big email servers.
I got on a right-wing PAC's email list, and got this.
Dear Fellow American,
All the tutorials out there teach JS by having the user write a file, and load it into the browser.
I was thinking a bit about the JS co-learning thing, and discovered that services, APIs and libraries really change the game, or have changed the game.
Prelims: HTML and DOM CSS and DOM
After a long afternoon of watching The Big Bang Theory on DVD, the loader stopped reading discs. I thought it was a software issue, so tried a bunch of different things, but this thread seems to say that DVD lasers wear out.