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[GTD] Astrid – excelent tool for Getting Things Done methodology

[GTD] Astrid – excelent tool for Getting Things Done methodology

 Getting Things Done is a time management methodology, which I’ve started using several weeks ago. The basic idea of the methodology is to get every idea/task/etc out of head and store it in external storage ­čÖé For me it really works and helped improved my productivity. I’ve spent some time testing different programs implementing GTD like Springpad, Evernote or Remember the Milk, but I think that Astrid is the most suitable for me. It’s free, has a nice web interface…

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[Ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04 upgrade Nautilus, gnome-volume-control and Thunderbird issues

[Ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04 upgrade Nautilus, gnome-volume-control and Thunderbird issues

1. If you like having close, maximize and minimize buttons on the right in Nautlius, type : gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string "menu:minimize,maximize,close"gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string "menu:minimize,maximize,close" in your console. 2. If your new Mozilla Thunderbird 3.0 doesn’t read your old e-mails, please change name of .mozilla-thunderbird in your home directory to .thunderbird. 3. If you don’t see your gnome-volume-control-applet, please add Notification applet to your gnome panel.

[Linux] Stallman kontra de Icaza

[Linux] Stallman kontra de Icaza

Richard Stallman zaatakowa┼é Miguela de Icaz─Ö twierdz─ůc, ┼╝e jest zdrajc─ů ┼Ťrodowiska wolnego oprogramowania: http://www.osnews.com/story/22225/RMS_De_Icaza_Traitor_to_Free_Software_Community De Icaza odpowiedzia┼é na to: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2009/Sep-23.html I want to say that God loves all creatures. From the formidable elephant to the tiniest ant. And that includes Richard Stallman. As for me, I think that there is a world of possibility, and if Richard wants to discuss how we can improve the pool of open source/free software in the world he has my email address. Love, Miguel….

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[Ubuntu, Freebsd] How to mount Freebsd 7.2 partition under Ubuntu 9.04

[Ubuntu, Freebsd] How to mount Freebsd 7.2 partition under Ubuntu 9.04

1. Be sure you have following options checked in your Ubuntu kernel: File systems -> Miscellaneous filesystems -> UFS file system support (read only) (UFS_FS) File systems -> Partition Types -> PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support (MSDOS_PARTITION) -> BSD disklabel (FreeBSD partition tables) support (BSD_DISKLABEL) Default kernel for Ubuntu has already this options. 2. After rebooting type in console: dmesg | grep bsddmesg | grep bsd You shoud receive similar output: [ 2.108529] sda4: <bsd: sda8 sda9> It means…

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[Bash,Linux] Very fast disk shredding/data erasure script

[Bash,Linux] Very fast disk shredding/data erasure script

Before I have setted up my encrypted partitions I had to fill them with random sequention of data. I’ve noticed that dd if=/dev/urandom of=DEVICE is very slow. It has 3-4 MB/second on my computer. I wanted to make it faster. Here is my solution: 1. Create in tmpfs located in RAM memory large file (about 100 MB) made of pseudo-random sequence (/dev/urandom). 2. Write this file from memory sequentially to the disk. Speed of this approach is even 34 MB/s…

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