Motorola bluetooth keyboard just arrived today and I am happy to use it to type this blog post. The only thing I wished it can do is to support Asian language keyboard layouts with Android. Besides that, I did notice that the keyboard would cause one of the keys to trigger multiple times when I […]Read more "Bluetooth Keyboard"
During installation of the latest version of Ubuntu, I realized that /dev/mapper was hogging two of my HDs, caused them unusable. After looked around online for solutions, this page solved my issue initially. The mapped device returned after reboot. So, I looked around again and found this page, which explained the root cause of my […]Read more "/dev/mapper issue"
Here are my notes from the following sources: Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy, and from Gina Airey’s talk on strategic planning. Problems of strategic planning: In some cases, “strategic planning does not product novel strategies. Instead, it perpetuate the status quo.” In other cases, out-of-box thinking “may result […]Read more "Creating a strategy"
SSH tunneling is so useful that I find myself revisiting it again. This post helped me to get started. I would add the -f option to run the command in the background. 5126 is the port I use on my own machine once the tunnel is established. ssh -f -N -L 5126:TARGET_SERVER:22 USER@GATEWAY_SERVER Once the […]Read more "Revisiting SSH Tunneling Tricks"
I need to list all files in a directory tree excluding files with certain text in its names. This thread helped me to create something similar: find . -type f |grep -v ‘/[.svn-base]’ –Read more "Listing files excluding certain names"
I need to forward a call to a different number when the cell phone is unattended or has no signal. This inquiry led me to the following instructions. It worked beautifully!Read more "Call Forwarding"
Today I tried to use Parted Magic to clone a disk. At first, I used Clonezillathat came with Parted Magic. It failed on the last partition, which was a lvm2 pv partition. Next, I tried dd command with basic options, i.e. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb That returned with an IO error. Then I used ddrescue, also bundled […]Read more "Cloning a disk"