I was playing with Ubuntu at work the other day and need to use wget to get some updates. But it wasn’t working because I was behind a proxy server. Now I had set the environment variables HTTP_PROXY and FTP_PROXY up so I though it should work.
But apparently that’s not all you need to do. You also need to add the following line to you ~/.wgetrc file:
http_proxy = http://donut.unet.brandeis.edu:3128/
use_proxy = on
wait = 15
I use Solaris allot at work. Being a UNIX operating system its search functions, both in the OS and in VI are quite powerful. They are so good in fact that they can be a bit tricky to use. This is especially so when it comes to regular expressions.
Site net.tutsplus.com has a good post showing not only the 8 Regular Expressions You Should Know but it is also a good explaination of how they work.
I came across an interesting article the other day that had Seven steps to a bootable Windows 7 thumb drive.
I went thought their steps, which are all pretty simple and it worked great. So if you’re looking to install Windows 7 and what it to book a little faster give this a try.
NOTE : They suggest you download WinRAR and use that to unpack the ISO file. You can also do that with 7zip. Which is a great program by the way.
I’ve been using Windows Media Center for some time now on my media center PC (the one connected to my TV) and I love it.
It’s easy to use, simple to setup, its just great. It’s even simple enough for the wife to use !
But I’ve been doing some testing with WMC recently on a laptop and not had a Windows Remote to use. The mouse is a bit clunky to use so I went looking to see if there are any keyboard short cuts for it. It turns out there are : Windows Media Center keyboard shortcuts