I use a very simple system with my incoming email addresses that reduce spam to almost zero.
If you have your own domain or if your ISP allows you to setup aliases/forwrding to your real email address it is simple.
Whenever you deal with a new company, set-up a new email address. Whenever you have to open an account with a company say its called spammers inc. 🙂 After all most, if not all companies only want your details to spam you with marketing or pass your details on for a profit. Anyway, create a forwarding address to your real email address called firstname.lastname@example.org If you later start to get junk mail from anyone other than spammers inc on that address you know they have passed your email address on.
I install openssh server and sort out the configuration of ssh so I can login to other machines locally without a password. This is a security risk! I also want to use Xwindows programs installed and run on one machine while actually running on another, hence the ForwardX11 bit. Also considered a security risk by some.
Logitech ignore Linux so do not provided any drivers or help 🙁 but most are already catered for by the kernel.
If you see some unusual characters on the screen it means Linux found your USB rumblepad. (It’s a good sign).
sudoapt-get install joystick
joystick is a program to calibrate the gamepad from the console. Use these commands to calibrate and then test the rumble pad. There will be a whole bunch of numbers on the screen which should change as you press buttons and wiggle the joysticks.
The other day I needed to transfer a 3.8G file over ftp. The problem was that the ftp server timed out and logged me out when only around a third of the file was transferred.
So I needed to split the file into small chunks and send those. Then you have the problem of sticking all the fragments back together again. Thankfully I’m not on Windows 🙂 I use Linux so this was all done with standard Linux commands.
Well this was something i needed to do the other day and as I would not need to do it again for some time, and would therefore forget what i did. I simply wrote it down for later use :-);
Take a look as the man page for the command ps. Well that’s about it really. Ok, a little more info would be nice.
What is needed is to change the format of the output to give the required information. I my case I wanted to see only the PID, user name, the command name and the memory usage. This will give the following:
In the man page take a look at the section STANDARD FORMAT SPECIFIERS there are a whole bunch of them to choose from.