Monday Morning Links Serving: The May 7th Edition


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-11 Things I can do in Linux that I can’t do on Windows
Yes, I know, there are * a lot * more then 11 things. Can you name any additional ones?

-How to track and recover your Linux laptop if it gets stolen
Here’s an interesting tutorial that will show how to set up your Linux laptop in order to track it if it ever get stolen.

-LH Top 10: USB thumb drive tricks
“Is that a gigabyte in your pocket? And are you putting it to good use?”

-Top 7 Things System Administrators Forget to Do
Even us, SysAdmins, can make mistakes sometimes. Here are the 7 most common ones.

-How life has changed: 1973 vs. 2007
A funny yet sad look at how our way of thinking has changed.







12 Responses to Monday Morning Links Serving: The May 7th Edition

  1. I'm getting a 503 on the "11 things…" Linux one, so is it the same as http://dmartin.org/weblog/things-i-can-do-in-linu… ?

    -Be asked "ooo what's THAT?" when pulling out a laptop in class (I've been asked if it's a Mac before….it clearly says "Gateway")

    -Burn windows

    -Apply what I learned in Physics about K and friction to make my windows wobble the exact amount that I want

  2. I'm getting a 503 on the "11 things…" Linux one, so is it the same as http://dmartin.org/weblog/things-i-can-do-in-linu… ?

    -Be asked "ooo what's THAT?" when pulling out a laptop in class (I've been asked if it's a Mac before….it clearly says "Gateway")

    -Burn windows

    -Apply what I learned in Physics about K and friction to make my windows wobble the exact amount that I want

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  5. You think the 1973 vs 2007 comparison was funny and true. Wow, am I glad you mentioned this….last time I trust anything coming from this site.

    • Uh, it has a point. Everything’s been so medicalized, it’s insane. Sad? Take pills. Lonely? Take pills. Bored in class? Take pills. Having ADHD (but not knowing it and thinking I was “normal” until recently), I can say that pills aren’t the only fix. They’re a fix when the teacher is terrible. Good teachers keep the class’s attention and will challenge the kids. When I had challenging, interesting classes, I paid attention. Boring classes that taught things I’d learned years before from an encyclopedia were ignored. I guess stupid kids with AD(H)D have a different experience, but smart kids with AD(H)D do well (and often have AD(H)D overlooked because of it) as long as they are challenged and (in my case at least) they are taught from a book rather than random-stuff-the-teacher-says (because it’s easier to learn by reading–you can re-read if your mind wanders–than by trying to pay attention in class). Think of the Mentor’s “Hacker Manifesto” and how he talks about being bored in class being taught to reduce fractions again. When you have AD(H)D and teachers doing that, it’s a *bad* combination for your grades (“I know this already so I don’t need to do the work” thinking).

      Then it makes the point about how discipline is now “abuse.” Was it “abuse” when my mom put pepper on our tongues for sticking them out (nevermind that my brother liked it)? A “stern talking to” isn’t always enough. Sometimes sending the kid to bed without supper or putting soap in his mouth is needed.

    • Hey James,

      By reading your comment, I can guess that you didn’t like the blog post we linked to, care to explain why? You see, when I get negative comments like this, beleive it or not, it affects me. I put alot of time on this blog, and I care about what my readers think.

      That article was to be taken with a grain of salt.. it wasn’t actually serious, but some simple truths can be found by reading it.

  6. You think the 1973 vs 2007 comparison was funny and true. Wow, am I glad you mentioned this….last time I trust anything coming from this site.

    • Uh, it has a point. Everything's been so medicalized, it's insane. Sad? Take pills. Lonely? Take pills. Bored in class? Take pills. Having ADHD (but not knowing it and thinking I was "normal" until recently), I can say that pills aren't the only fix. They're a fix when the teacher is terrible. Good teachers keep the class's attention and will challenge the kids. When I had challenging, interesting classes, I paid attention. Boring classes that taught things I'd learned years before from an encyclopedia were ignored. I guess stupid kids with AD(H)D have a different experience, but smart kids with AD(H)D do well (and often have AD(H)D overlooked because of it) as long as they are challenged and (in my case at least) they are taught from a book rather than random-stuff-the-teacher-says (because it's easier to learn by reading–you can re-read if your mind wanders–than by trying to pay attention in class). Think of the Mentor's "Hacker Manifesto" and how he talks about being bored in class being taught to reduce fractions again. When you have AD(H)D and teachers doing that, it's a *bad* combination for your grades ("I know this already so I don't need to do the work" thinking).

      Then it makes the point about how discipline is now "abuse." Was it "abuse" when my mom put pepper on our tongues for sticking them out (nevermind that my brother liked it)? A "stern talking to" isn't always enough. Sometimes sending the kid to bed without supper or putting soap in his mouth is needed.

    • Hey James,

      By reading your comment, I can guess that you didn't like the blog post we linked to, care to explain why? You see, when I get negative comments like this, beleive it or not, it affects me. I put alot of time on this blog, and I care about what my readers think.

      That article was to be taken with a grain of salt.. it wasn't actually serious, but some simple truths can be found by reading it.