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It is a long standing practice on a Linux desktop system that runs X to disable the TCP listening port which defaults to 6000. This port is by default enabled and a potential security risk, a nasty one since most people never access their X server via network.


A bit of research and I found that Thunar now depends on tumbler for its thumbnail generation.


So, for now I have added “–disable-startup-notification” to my Pkgfile for claws-mail.


So, what does failure sound like? I am not sure but I think I know what impending failure looks like, like this:

end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 844726271
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled error code
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda]  Result: hostbyte=0x04 driverbyte=0x00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: cdb[0]=0x28: 28 00 32 58 e9 1f 00 00 38 00

The system is set up with all 4 nets (green, red, blue and orange) configured though I am presently only using two full time. Any time someone or something I don’t trust needs to get onto the internet I put an AP on the blue net and let them have at it.


Perhaps I should say firewall, as that is what it was supposed to be. My mom recently asked me to check her firewall which had stopped working. It had been making a grinding noise for a while then just up and died.


You may or may not know that this site is powered by wordpress. It is a very powerful and flexible CMS that makes the management and upkeep of a site like this very easy. This particular install is relatively new being only a few months old. The content that dates Read more…


I am now motivated to share a very simple script. This is what I use when I want to listen to my (current) favorite shoutcast station, I call it tunes.sh: #!/bin/bash # This is a simple script to start playing Chronix Radio # (or something else) from the cli using Read more…


Yesterday an update for xorg-server came across my terminal. I happily updated, following the proper steps of also updating my nvidia module to ensure things did not break. Man what a ride I was in for. Seems I was a bit careless during my upgrade of the nvidia module. I Read more…


kaon is the name of my new system. The purpose of this writing it to explain a bit behind the architecture of the system. Mainly the display configuration. The system consists of three Samsung P2250 displays, each one driven by its own Asus ENGTX465 video card. These little cards are Read more…

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Most who fail…

Most who fail have yet to really try!