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Installing an SSD

March 18, 2013

This fall I decided to spend a little (very little – $60) on a small SSD to act as my primary hard drive – for /, /tmp, /var, /usr – basically everything except /home.  I had heard a lot about them, and though my motherboard does not support SATA3, it does support SATA2, so I […]

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Facebook and Privacy

May 17, 2010

I recently deleted my Facebook profile. I think I updated my status twice in three years, and made little or no effort to solicit friends, but I did read the front page, and sent an occasional message. The overt service was moderately neat, and I liked being able to see what others where doing, if […]

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Logitech Marble Mouse – Update #4

May 13, 2010

Well, something in the behaviour of X changed again after an update, and now in response to the previous code, xinput set-int-prop ‘”Logitech USB Trackball”‘ ‘Evdev Wheel Emulation Button’ 8 8, I get this error: unable to find device “Logitech USB Trackball”. So I go a-hunting in man xinput and find that, if the name […]

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