Archives for April, 2008

History meme


$ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head 368 cd 355 l 274 git 231 vi 131 u 130 q 101 find 94 time 86 grep 79 svn Some clarifications: “l” is an alias for “ls -lhA –color” “u” is an alias for “cd ..” “q” is an alias for “exit” […]

Blogs, politicians and stupidity


“People who open a blog should be identifiable and they should ask people writing comments to be identifiable too.” — Maurizio Gasparri, from punto-informatico.it Do I have to use my passport every time I write a comment on a blog? And what do I have to do if the server is hosted in another country? […]

I want my numpad back!


Dear LazyWeb,   Every time I log into GNOME I have to disable the “Allow to control the pointer using the keyboard” option in “Keyboard Preferences” if I want to be able to use the numpad on my external keyboard. Why disabling it once is not enough? How can I permanently disable this option?