Getting started with Rii mini i8 Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on the Raspberry Pi 3

To to find your IP :
alt-f2, lxterminal

SSH in from another machine, and follow along from

TP-Link TL-WPA4230P on Linux

Quick note on these PowerLine devices.

They don't need any tools to manage them, as they have a sufficient web interface.

BUT - these devices are terrible network citizens.


Dell have abandoned Linux users, no matter what Ubuntu say about it

Submitted by Falken on

I got a Dell laptop a few years ago, and while scouting around for it's replacement I noticed the Ubuntu Linux folks are still proud to say their stuff not only runs on Dell kit still, but that it's available to purchase and have supported direct from Dell:

"purchase Ubuntu on Dell"

Editing files in VMWare disk images

Rather annoyingly VMWare's 'vmware-mount' command mounts the image read-only, so if, for instance, you need to remove the device drivers that make [node:1580, title="VirtualBox choke"], you can't.

This is easy enough to get around, however:


Migrating from VMWare to Sun's Virtual Box

Submitted by Falken on

Today I went to start Windows as guest in my Ubuntu install of VMWare and, boom, VMWare has broken itself during one of the prior kernel updates (because it doesn't use DKMS or release patches quickly enough).
There had recently been a good thread on this on the Manchester Linux User Group's mailing list, so I decided to give migrating to something that more sensibly works a go.

What Lemmings can teach us about CPU speed

You can now play lemmings online, in JavaScript (i.e. without a browser plugin).
In other words, the virtual language running in the cross platform virtual language inside your web browser, running on top of your GUI, on top of your operating system, is as powerful as one whole Amiga.

That looks wrong. I use GUIs too much, obviously...

I don't normaly do the whole 'meme of the week' thing, but I thought the one on Stuff That Happens was interesting.

falken@wopr:~$ history | awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
63 ls
47 exit
38 cat
32 sudo
30 cd
20 svn
18 ssh
17 find
16 rm
16 bg

The server that runs our web sites and house intranet is only a little better. Can you tell I just log in to do stuff most of the time ?

The bug hunting process
Following on from their excellent GUI style guide, Stuff That Happens now presents their approach to bug hunting.
SVN- how I love thee

SVN, how I love thee, but why do you taunt me so ?

svn: Cannot copy to '.', as it is not from repository 'svn://'; it is from 'svn://'