Archive for May, 2008

Archive dotfiles and dotdirectories only

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Sometimes I would find the need to archive just .files and .directories (e.g. .mozilla, .gnome). Unfortunately I would always manually do it.
Quick tip:
# ls -A | egrep ‘^\.’ | tar -cvf filename.tar -T -
(Thanks to LQ)

Fedora 9 Review

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9).
“Sulphur” smells only just a little.
Installation Media
The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 […]

New Blog Theme

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

I am trying out a new theme for this blog. I made it more black-and-white. Also I think it is more consistent with my other more technical pages. I will be revamping the style-sheets and layout on those as well.
In case anyone is wondering, I wrote it from scratch so it may still look a […]

Fedora 9 Released

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Can you feel the burn of “Sulphur” ?
After an unfortunate 2 week delay the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 9. Fedora has always been known to be the latest and greatest and this release is no different, rough edges and all. A great deal of hard work has been done to put […]

MPlayer compile on RedHat 8.0

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I have a 4yr old Athlon-XP machine which I use as a Media Center/Home Theater PC. It is running RedHat 8.0 (heavily modified) with a Hauppauge PVR-250, MPlayer and some simple/buggy front end. Seeing as I designed it at the end of 2003, quite a bit of software is out of date.
The most critical componets […]