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Filthy Rich OS

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Finally got around to rolling my own Linux distribution. Is there anything particularly noteworthy about it? It's Arch Linux based. Basically, it does not deviate from the base Arch Linux except to provide an Xserver and a couple of small utilities. The most important package is OpenJDK8 and the Eclipse IDE. The general premise is to use it...
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Crossover Cable Network File Transfer

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Introduction...
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Chevrons?

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This is what happens when you go overboard with stylistic code:
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Linux Launcher/Root Menu in Java

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The compulsory screenshot:

That's what my current Linux setup looks like. It's an Arch Linux running DWM as the window manager. I switched from JWM to SithWM and finally settled at DWM.

Why DWM? Lightweight, so uses very few resources. It's floating mode is tantamount to JWM/SithWM. Workspace switching is much...
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Raspberry Pi's Internal Clock

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The RasPi has no internal clock. Whenever it boots its internal clock is set to the Unix epoch. While this may not be a problem, I find it somewhat disconcerting. It did however cause an error in one particular application that I was trying to run that made use of system time.

The model B is the RasPi that has the ethernet port, and with the...
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Sound on an Arch Linux ARM Raspberry Pi

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Getting sound to work on your Raspberry Pi isn't too difficult. Just seems like a lot of the information out there is somewhat scattered, and on Arch it also takes a little bit of system configuration. The first thing is that you need to load the sound module at boot. This is easily done with the following commands (all commands assume...
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Sithberries anyone?

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Did a quick search on the forum and much to my surprise there weren't any results for "raspberry pi." I just recently received mine (3 month wait) and figured I would document what I'd done to get it up and running. Less so to help others, moreso I might break the image and would like to easily recall the steps at a future...
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Linux Java Interface

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*sigh* again a slave to my ideas which I surely won't complete, but intermittently advance. If you've read prior posts then you know about my Java OS idea. Well, sadly I gave it a name, which meant I had to do something more with it. I call it Mocha (play on words delight everyone).

Time for the YouTubes...
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Imagemagick for your Linux Wallpaper

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So I've been using Arch Linux as my distro of choice. I'll tell you why with a screenshot:
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Java OS sorta? (cont.)

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Continuation of: Java OS sorta?...
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File Sharing Linux/Windows or JDownZ is Awesome

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This is essentially a continuation of my experiences with the newly installed TinyCoreLinux system from the previous entry (which is now at 3.7.1 and markedly better).

So what have I done since last time? Well I purchased 1 Gig of RAM to upgrade the laptop, even though it wasn't absolutely necessary. However, the difference is...
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A Java OS sorta?

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Curiosity strikes me at odd times. Typically I'm always working on some project which seems utterly preposterous to the people around me, be it code or otherwise. Presently, I'm working on a simplified vacuum forming machine, but that's not the subject at hand.

For whatever reason my interest in Java has been rekindled. I started...
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Linux

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I recently came into a laptop that was no longer to be used, a Dell Inspiron 1100. I figured, I could make use of it somehow, and I did. I installed a basic Debian Lenny on it. Now its not perfect or by any means easy to use. I had to figure out how to use aptitude from the command line and such, etc. Linux is markedly frustrating for new users,...
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Linux Headaches

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Taking a moment out of my usual project development blogs to bash/praise Linux. Don't get used to me using the blog for personal opinions though. I leave that to the other bloggers. Yeah, I'm looking at you Martyr2.

Since I managed to use a USB to serial conversion cable to set up my printer to work with my laptop, my old desktop has...
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Linux on a Laptop

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I came into possession of a Dell Inspiron 1100 for no added charge. It was running Windows XP and I wasn't interested in dealing with the slowdown. I've been wanting an ebook reader and I figured this is a great way to do it. However, finding a usable Linux distro was difficult. All the simpler and less ram hungry ones seemed to have...
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