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Member Since 15 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 19 2016 02:11 PM

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In Topic: Why didn't somebody tell me?

07 July 2016 - 03:40 PM

Stumbled upon a neat trick in windows explorer that is really handy if you have a large directory of folders or files.
If your folder or file is name "StuffAndThings", with out having to click and use the search bar, just start typing "StuffAndThings" (like hitting the key for the first letter of the file to seek to all "s" files)  and explorer will eventually land on and highlight the folder or file for you =). This is useful if their are 50 things that start with "S".

You can also tap the first letter repeatedly to move among them. For instance, if you think your item started with S, just keep tapping S to jump among the files that start with S.

In Topic: Why didn't somebody tell me?

16 June 2016 - 09:00 PM


Isn't dist-upgrade just updating the kernels

apt-get upgrade does this, dist-upgrade upgrades everything... The problem comes when it tries to update glibc which is used by everything, so if it stops you can't log in, can't run anything, because it's a dependency of everything on the system...



I figured out what I was thinking of.
update collects your list of potential upgrades
upgrade updates your system

dist-upgrade updates your system and handles updating the changed dependency files

do-release-upgrade typically requires an option in your settings to be checked (or maybe a config file changed) before it works. This will update to newer versions, not just your kernels (of which mine are always held back under upgrade but update under dist-upgrade).


In Topic: Footware at work

07 February 2016 - 11:16 AM

Well if your actual 'office' is in the foundry itself, not just on site, then you guys do things really differently than I've ever seen. How do you keep the sparks from setting paperwork on fire? But I honestly kind of miss working in an industrial setting.


We do have office space, but the business itself is labeled as a steel foundry.

In Topic: Footware at work

06 February 2016 - 04:50 PM

At one of my firsts jobs we had one of the women in the office break several bones when someone tripped and knocked a filing cabinet over (top two drawers were open and crammed full of papers while the lower drawers had just been emptied because they were replacing the cabinets with newer ones).


Filing cabinets should have a safety notice about not doing this exact thing. I have seen several that do.




Offices aren't steel foundries, but they're not exactly without risks, and a little attention to detail makes most of them even less likely to happen.

Mine is! Steel foundries need tech support.

In Topic: Recommendations for a Text Editor

28 January 2016 - 04:40 AM

You can write plugins and such for Notepad++, and it uses Scintilla for syntax highlighting last I checked.