Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year!

Today is the last day of the year 2009. Tomorrow is the first day of year 2010 which is really awkward to type. For the last ten years I have been typing two followed by two zeros when writing the … Continue reading

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Why is separation between data and system files not a standard OS feature

I have a quick question, and maybe someone can enlighten me as to why things are the way they are. A good computing practice is to partition your drive into at least two parts. You put your data and settings … Continue reading

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Linux: how do I find the devce name of my USB drive?

Around the time I reviewed Chromium OS, I managed to totally b0rk one of my thumb drives. I somehow botched the dd command, and the device became unusable. When I plugged it in, nothing would happen. Or rather nothing on … Continue reading

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