New Feature Coming Soon
I have been a little bit dissatisfied with the direction this site has taken. I think I’m going to have to fire my writers and hire some new ones.
Although I had originally started with the idea of just randomly posting random stuff and caring little, I have realised that this only sustains both myself and the site so far. So, I have had an idea.
I will continue being a bit random – I doubt anything will change that about me – but I will introduce a wee bit of focus to the site. Over the coming days/weeks/months I will be introducing a sort of crap tutorial section. This will be under the category “Idiot’s Journey” and will be a sub-category of “Open Source“.
The idea behind it is that there is a lot of open source computery stuff I should know how to do, things like using
sed correctly, but I have never bothered learning them. I probably did need them, but couldn’t be bothered to learn. Some sort of laziness thing, I think. I will be journaling and cataloguing my attempts to get to grips with them in the hope that someone will find them interesting/helpful/laughable.
This came about in part because of the bits above and in part because I have a stack of books that I rarely refer to. Laziness again.
The effort will be helped by (but not limited to) the following books that I own:
- RUTE – downloaded and bound by me one day at work when I had nothing else to do
- Linux In A Nutshell – 4th Edition (O’Reilly) the current version is the 5th edition
- Running Linux – 4th Edition (O’Reilly) the current version is the 5th edition
- Linux Multimedia Hacks (O’Reilly)
- Programming Perl – 3rd Edition (O’Reilly)
- Linux Weekend Crash Course (Hungry Minds)
Tuning and Customising a Linux System (Apress)
- A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux – 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall) the current version is the 3rd edition
- The Definitive Guide to Samba 3 (Apress)
Yes, some of these books are a bit outdated, but the commands and advice in them should still hold true. And they are what I have to hand.
Wish me luck!