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ssh-agent in new terminal window

You are smart. You use ssh-agent. But when you start a new terminal, you have to start ssh-agent again. That is annoying. If you put this in your .bashrc then you only need to enter your pass phrase once: alias sshr=’export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=`cat ~/.ssh/SSH_AUTH_SOCK`;export … Continue reading

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Why you should fix odd bugs

As a maintainer of GNU Parallel I often get bugs reports from people using my software in ways I had never imagined. The simple reply to that could be: Do not do that. My tool was never intended to do that. … Continue reading

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New Linux installation checklist

wget ole.tange.dk/manuellepakker sudo bash manuellepakker apt install openssh-server apt install encfs #myencfs sudo apt-get dist-upggrade add lo server to /etc/hosts reboot Chromium: Add Disconnect.me, disconnect.me-facebook, add ghostery, startpage.com (go = google ggm = google maps) OwnCloud: Gitlab.com https://gitlab.com/profile/keys Savannah.gnu.org https://savannah.gnu.org/my/admin/editsshkeys.phpContinue reading

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IT-politiske emner

Softwareudvikling Softwarepatenter Open Source Åbne standarder Big Data Microsoft-skat Netneutralitet Ophavsretten Længde Linkskat Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) Bøvl med at få tilladelse til filmaften 3D-print: Ophavsret og våbenlov Droner – fredelige muligheder og krigeriske trusler Offentlig IT IT-Haverikommission – Hvad … Continue reading

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Dankorts beskrivelse af sikkerheden

http://www.dankort.dk/sikkerhed-for-kortholdere beskriver noget af sikkerheden i viftekortet. Der er dog en del misvisende informationer: ”Og fordi du aldrig slipper det under betaling, giver det dig fuld kontrol.” Det ville være korrekt, hvis det ikke var et viftekort, men netop fordi … Continue reading

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Flat font for your terminal

I use the terminal extensively. Over years my screen has grown wider but not taller. I really like to be able to see a lot of lines, but I cannot read small font sizes. What to do? I needed a … Continue reading

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Parallel disk I/O: Is it faster?

Being the developer of GNU Parallel I often meet the question: Is it faster to do disk I/O in parallel or sequentially? The answer is a very clear and resounding: It depends. In the simplest case where you have a … Continue reading

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Recording long session with Samsung Galaxy S3

Today I recorded 6 hours worth of video on my Samsung Galaxy S3. I used a thin tripod with a mobile phone mount. That worked great. I asked the organizer if recording was prohibited. It seems it is harder to say … Continue reading

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Det lave fødselstal

Publiceret i JP 2014-10-05 under titlen “Ønskebørn fra Burma”. For et år siden var jeg i Burma, hvor jeg besøgte et børnehjem. Børnene er raske, men lever yderst spartansk, og børnehjemmet er afhængigt af religiøse donationer for at løbe rundt. … Continue reading

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Happiness – what else do you want?

I recently watched More, Vanilla Sky, Inception, Surrogates, Total Recall, Equilibrium, and The Matrix. While there are a lot of things I do not like about those movies, they circle around an important question: Given the choice would you choose to be happy for the rest of … Continue reading

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