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  • 2023-04-20
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Using Chat GPT or other LLM at for hobby projects

I find myself using chatGPT or similar like phind recently to help with some computer programming tasks. I'll probably post more about what I'm using it for at work too. It's a thing that's up-and-coming so seems like something useful I could learn! Some reasons why I used it during …

  • 2023-04-20
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Great Android Apps 2023

Are you ready to take your Android experience to the next level? Then buckle up and get ready to discover some of the best Android apps of 2023! We all remember the days of using clunky task killers and relying on third-party apps to perform basic functions on our phones …

  • 2011-07-13
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Reading encrypted/password protected pdf on Linux

The problematic PDF The CFP300 material on http://community.brocade.com/docs/DOC-2041 is encrypted so that it cannot be printed/re-edited without a password. If you try to open this with evince (default .pdf viewer in Gnome) it will ask for a password. pdftotext (comes with the software suite …

  • 2011-06-20
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This is from a post on the ITRC forum, I will copy it into here because the forum are moving soon and you never know if the links will work or not :) Also I do want to immortalize it. Title: Is it just me? Or does everything required a fw …

  • 2011-05-27
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Nerves of steel: requirement for being a sysadmin?

Is it just me? Whenever I have to restart something or do some actual maintenance on a server - that my heart starts pumping and I get really really nervous. I've heard many times people say things like: "pain is temporary, glory is forever" (quote from a movie) when it comes …

Server and Storage Tips from the ITRC

Just a good howto - tip - solution. It's a little hard to find good threads. Hard to find something.. should probably write it in here when I think of it. Also the ITRC are moving to another platform in June 2011 so maybe these won't be available after this. ** Update 2011-06-27 …

  • 2011-05-04
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HEPIX Spring 2011 – Day 2

Guten aben! Darmstadt is a very beautiful city. It's quite old and there are lots of parks and eh, cool, houses. A person from the UK said yesterday (in the pub Ratkeller) something like this: "A particle physicist's raison d'être is to find complexities, they wouldn't turn away from one …

  • 2011-05-02
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HEPIX Spring 2011 - Day 1

Morning. Got in last night at around 2140 local time. I should've done a little more exact research for how to find my hotel. Had to walk some 30 minutes (parts of it the wrong way) to get to it. But at least I made it to see some ice …

  • 2011-04-03
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Ubuntu 11 in VMWare Workstation

Time for another test! This time it's Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. My setup is a Intel Core i7 920 on Windows 7 x64 with 8GB RAM. *** Update 2011-04-29 - I just heard that if you run this in a Virtual Machine you do not get all the shebang on the default …

  • 2011-02-18
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Transparent PuTTY in Windows 7

PuTTY is a terminal client, it does telnet, raw, serial, ssh, rlogin. I've only ever used telnet, raw, serial and ssh. The normal client can be downloaded from http://www.putty.nl But, maybe you want to make PuTTY prettier? Like this?: putty pretty Well, there are a couple of …