Tag Archives: DEC

Answered: a GNU/Linux command options syntax question

My answer to another Quora.com question, this time about GNU/Linux command-line options syntax: “Is a negative sign ‘-‘ used within Linux commands to enable or disable options?” Advertisements

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Recovering Linux – 1

A few weeks ago, we had near-simultaneous disk drive failures in two of our Linux PCs: both desktops are over four years old, and they’ve been spinning nearly 100% of that time.  Seeing independent hard drives fail at roughly the … Continue reading

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…and now for something completely different: Ruby for Newbies class

This is either a blast from my past, or it’s time to try something new… I’m pleased to announce a free class, Ruby for Newbies, to be held in Denver this Saturday, July 21st — Here are the details/FAQ:

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Ken Olsen, founder of DEC: RIP — A personal reflection

Unless you’re an old geek (graybeard) like me, this news might have escaped your notice:  Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (or DEC to all of us who knew and loved it), passed away this last Sunday, Feb. 6th, … Continue reading

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