Spent the weekend at Westward Ho watching the Kite Buggy racing. Now I want a go! Yeah I know I’m reactive, spontanious and waste my money, but hey it’s my money! Right, shopping for a buggy: Kiteshop Flexifoil Buggy with Bullet 4.5 (with Handles) Â£620 Buggy only Â£330 Kite Only Â£290 Huh? Some package, it… Continue reading Kite Stuff
Score one for Debian! Installing ntp and its recommended + suggested packages works very well; no editing of config files required. Time Admin is listed under the Debian menu in Gnome. Glad I learnt to do this manually by editing ntp.conf etc. But it’s great having a simple, quick alternative.
Using apt-get to upgrade Debian went fine to begin with, but I’m getting issues with dependancies. Documentation suggests that packages won’t be upgraded if doing so would involve installing new packages. However, there must be more to it than this as I’m finding 100’s of “held back” packages that only seem to depend on newer… Continue reading Upgrading
By default, the Debian vim is configured not to do intelligent colours. I like colors! To turn it on, edit /etc/vim/vimrc: Uncomment: syntax on Also, by default autoindent is switched on. I prefer to do this on a per file basis as it seriously screws up Cut and Paste. Switch off with: Comment: set autoindent
Bash profile consists of two files: /etc/skel/.bash_profile /etc/skel/.bashrc For some reason, all the entries in .bash_profile are commented out by default; not sure why. When doing a useradd, a -m needs to be used in order to get these files copied to the users homedir. This switch will also create the homedir if it doesn’t… Continue reading Bash Profile