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Ever since I first got my AMD64 box one think always annoyed me - my on-board VIA velocity didn't work with ifplugd or netplug as it always thought there was a cable plugged in. This was less than optimal as with the new coldplug functionality in baselayout it started by default and tried to g...

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Everyone should know about grep. Most of the time it's used for testing the existence of a specific regex pattern somewhere. baselayout uses grep frequently for many tasks like so :-

grep -q '^envID:[/proc/self/status

Did you know that bash can do this without the use of grep? Here's how ...

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Notified the local Registrar of my intention to marry Abbey ...... was strange :OFelt weird walking back to the car as its sort of becoming more and more official!

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So spyderous has been spouting the virtues of the new r200 and r300 stuff in xorg-7.1, so I finally decided to give it a whirl. Thanks to the new modular structure of X, the upgrade went very fast. Everthing was very peachy up until the starting any OpenGL application as it gave me a ton of errors...

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Kernel monkey and all round slacker dsd has convinced me to attend the Gentoo UK 2006 conference on July 8th :)So if you wonder what I look like, have questions about baselayout, what my plans are for it or just want buy me a pint then come along! I won't be speaking 8) much to everyones great r...

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