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At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.


These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!

  • These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
  • These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.

    • If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
  • This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.

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Linux distributions + Debian >

Automagically repairs a boot loader.

This is something I wish I had/knew about a long time ago. I've had bootloader misadventures that really stressed me out.

I'll accept this, even though it uses systemd.

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Given a YouTube or Vimeo URL, downloads the underlying video file, with a sensible file name. It downloads the highest resolution version of the video available: first it tries HD MP4, then regular MP4, then WebM, and finally FLV. It also works on playlists, and works as a bookmarklet[doesn't exist] to download the video you're watching.

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Given a URL of a photo gallery, this downloads the largest versions of all of the photos.

  • Flickr
  • Facebook
  • Picasa
  • OvaHere
  • Google Drive
  • SF Weekly (and related sites)
  • Instagram
  • and sites using SmugMug or Zen Folio

Tested 2016-03-18 on Lubuntu - Tested and works for instagram, but I couldn't get proper filenames.

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(on Wikipedia)
Chocolatey: 7zip

An archival program.

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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)

A web browser compiled from the released source of Google Chrome.

It's simplicity is overdone to the point of losing functionality. Some of its preferences are so wrong that I can't use it, and because it's inflexible I can't fix their mistakes.

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TODO - add my notes

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(on Wikipedia)

A BitTorrent client.

I use this because it's cross-platform, not just Windows and Linux, but also Linux/ARM, for my CubieTruck and Raspberry Pi.

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Writing + Software >
(archived original)

Copyright versus Community in the Age of Computer Networks, July 2000

I know that this would be frowned upon, but I made some minor formatting edits for readability. It seems that the copy I have below is different than what's hosted, so perhaps it's been updated.

See also On text localization

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