Re: [Dorset] Freenode

2021-05-19 Thread Tim Waugh
This looks like a fairly good (short) summary: https://www.kline.sh/ Tim. */ On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 15:38, Neil Stone wrote: > Essentially a forced takeover from someone that was appointed a director, > despite all of the assurances that were put in place prior to that > happening...

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - Tonight at 8 pm

2021-04-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 14:50, Terry Coles wrote: > All, > > The next Online Meeting is tonight at 8 pm using Jitsi. > > Simply click on the following link and you will be taken to the Meeting > using your default browser: > > https://meet.jit.si/dorset-lug > > Chrome or Chromium are probably

Re: [Dorset] CentOS petition

2021-01-21 Thread Tim Waugh
Here's the latest about this: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/new-year-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-programs-easier-ways-access-rhel Tim. */ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-02-02 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk

[Dorset] Intel RST?

2021-01-05 Thread Tim Waugh
Hi, I have a laptop with a spare 2.5" drive bay I'd like to install a new disk into (and run Linux on). The laptop uses Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which seems to be some sort of RAID controller. I can switch it to regular AHCI in the BIOS, but if I do that I lose the ability to dual boot

Re: [Dorset] Distributed computing for COVID

2020-12-14 Thread Tim Waugh
On Mon, 14 Dec 2020 at 09:50, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > I was wondering, now that there are multiple vaccines in development/in > use, whether we still think it's worth doing distributed computing for > COVID research. > I plan to continue for the moment at least. Even though the aim is

Re: [Dorset] ROS2

2020-10-28 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 28 Oct 2020 at 17:06, PeterMerchant wrote: > Anybody have any experience with ROS2 Robot Operating System? I just came > across it. > > https://index.ros.org/doc/ros2/ No experience, but know of its existence through:

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-06-30 Thread Tim Waugh
Just spotted this: update on which existing drugs have come out on top so far, and an end date for the project (end of July).

Re: [Dorset] Ibercivis Down?

2020-06-19 Thread Tim Waugh
It's power maintenance. They're hoping to be back online today I think. https://boinc.ibercivis.es/ Tim. */ On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 06:10, Terry Coles wrote: > > I've been unable to upload any Tasks for a day or two and the Ibercivis > website appears to be down. > > Has anyone else seen this?

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-15 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 15 May 2020 at 10:29, Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > I'm going to have one last go at getting GPU computing to work for > Folding soon, but if I can't make it work, does anyone think it's worth > doing CPU folding, or are the contributions so small as to be pointless? The CPU folding is

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-14 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 14 May 2020 at 07:22, Terry Coles wrote: > However, there is a new posting on the Ibercivis Message Board that says > they > now have a new version of the app on the server which is supposed to fix > the > checkpointing problem (but not the computation issue). > Ah, yes:

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-13 Thread Tim Waugh
I gave up on using hibernate ('systemctl hibernate') only because the FAH GPU task doesn't survive it. I noticed that ibercivis released a whole load of new tasks. Still no checkpointing, and some of them take much longer now, 8-9 hours for me. That's a lot to lose to lack of checkpointing, so

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 17:11, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 5 May 2020 16:56:40 BST Tim Waugh wrote: > > On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 16:53, Terry Coles > wrote: > > > It still needs the mains to be on. > > > > For *hibernate*, i.e. suspend-to-disk? > > No. Fo

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 14:43, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 5 May 2020 14:28:35 BST Tim Waugh wrote: > > Or alternatively, can suspend (or hibernate) be pressed into service? > > Instead of shutting down at night, suspend/hibernate the machine > overnight > > so it c

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 11:05, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 5 May 2020 11:02:01 BST Tim Waugh wrote: > > Ibercivis may not have checkpointing, but what if I run it in a VM (using > > kvm), and suspend *that* when I switch the machine off? > > The Client mig

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-05 Thread Tim Waugh
Ibercivis may not have checkpointing, but what if I run it in a VM (using kvm), and suspend *that* when I switch the machine off? Tim. */ On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 10:47, Terry Coles wrote: > On Tuesday, 5 May 2020 10:43:53 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > > I'll have to abort on one machine

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-05 Thread Tim Waugh
There are several things at play I think: - ibercivis has not implemented checkpointing yet, which means if you switch the computer off all running tasks lose their progress(!) - the percentage-completion report seems to be a guess: I see it go up in 10% increments, and sometimes tasks complete

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-05-03 Thread Tim Waugh
I saw some Ibercivis tasks start today. Thanks for the tip about this project! Tim. */ On Sat, 2 May 2020 at 16:13, Terry Coles wrote: > On Saturday, 2 May 2020 16:07:17 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > > Unfortunately no. I guess they're having the same problem Rosetta has > > been

Re: [Dorset] New BOINC project that does computing for COVID-19

2020-04-30 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 10:21, Terry Coles wrote: > On Wednesday, 29 April 2020 09:50:22 BST Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote: > > Just happened across a new project today: > > > https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto=en=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.csi > > c.es >

Re: [Dorset] Local food suppliers

2020-04-09 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 10:45, wrote: > https://www.milkandmore.co.uk > They were closed to new customers, and even to existing customers who had not placed an order this year, when I looked a week or so ago. Tim. */ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-05-05 20:00 Check to whom

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - COVID-19 Situation

2020-04-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Mon, 6 Apr 2020 at 11:25, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > This should be as simple as > > wget -q > https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-electron/releases/download/v1.1.1/jitsi-meet-x86_64.AppImage > chmod +x jitsi-meet-x86_64.AppImage > ./jitsi-meet-x86_64.AppImage > > and then entering

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-04-02 Thread Tim Waugh
The stats.foldingathome.org search doesn't find me, no. But the web UI gives me this link, which (eventually!) works: https://stats.foldingathome.org/donor/Tim_Waugh There are also 3rd party stats e.g.: https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s==929041 Tim. */ On Thu, 2 Apr

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-30 Thread Tim Waugh
On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 at 14:51, Patrick Wigmore wrote: > I thought I'd told it to abort the current tasks before shutting it > down, but I've since found they sitll show as "In progress" on my > Rosetta account. I'm sitting on some work units for Rosetta@home as well, mostly because I'm waiting

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-30 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 10:25, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > > Unfortunately, that machine seems to be stuck waiting for the > > server(s) to let it download anything. I presume they are prioritising > > higher-specification machines. > > Maybe. One snippet of #dorset says > > > folding@home ran

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 10:53, Terry Coles wrote: > dependency issues > (Oh yeah, this is another advantage of containers, in that the dependencies all come with it...) > I then decided that life was too short and installed boinc from the > package > manager. This is now running and the

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 10:07, PeterMerchant wrote: > I would like to help, but my computer is not very powerful > -Computer- > Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3420 @ 3.20GHz > I don't think that's necessarily a huge drawback. The overall computing power comes from numbers of

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 09:56, Terry Coles wrote: > > It's all fine, they're built to be pretty resilient to that sort of > thing. > > I do see the completion ETA fluctuate wildly after switch-on, but really > I > > should stop staring at the stats and get on with work anyway :-) > > Thanks. >

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 09:56, Terry Coles wrote: > For simplicity I think I'll do it bare, especially since I'd have to work > out > how to containerise the software on two Windows machines as well as this > desktop. > Yes, I imagine that's how the majority of people install it. Set it to

Re: [Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 08:48, Terry Coles wrote: > However, only one of these machines could possibly be run 24/7 and > unfortunately that's the ancient laptop. I only run mine for about 15-16 hours a day. > What happens to the calculations with these tools if the host is > shut-down for

[Dorset] Donating computing power

2020-03-23 Thread Tim Waugh
Hi, In case you haven't seen stories about this elsewhere, I thought I'd share a couple of projects which may help us all out of this mess by harnessing otherwise-idle CPU/GPU time. https://foldingathome.org/covid19/ http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ I'm running the folding@home client in a

[Dorset] Some links

2020-01-08 Thread Tim Waugh
Hi, Some links about topics we discussed last night: * d-feet for snooping on D-Bus messages, either for debugging your own stuff or working out how mysterious pop-up messages work https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DFeet * static analysis tools for python Flake8:

Re: [Dorset] Date of Next Meeting.

2019-10-02 Thread Tim Waugh
Ooh, I might not be able to make the 12th either, or the 18th or 19th, or 21st. I'm awkward this month, maybe best to schedule without me. Tim. */ On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 12:10, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hi, > > Tim W. wrote: > > Nice catch. I'll be doing Bonfire Night things that night. > >

Re: [Dorset] Date of Next Meeting.

2019-10-02 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 11:31, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > The first Tuesday next month is the 5th; Bonfire Night. > Would any of the regulars prefer it moved? I've looked at > https://www.facebook.com/pg/bournemouthelectricclub/events/ and there's > nothing listed there that might clash, though I

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2019-09-03's Pub Meet.

2019-09-08 Thread Tim Waugh
Also, here is the excellent talk I mentioned about data visualization, from this year's PyCon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTingdk_pVM Tim. */ On Wed, 4 Sep 2019 at 11:35, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hi, > > I found out at the end that the serious pool game that was still going > on was the

Re: [Dorset] ed, vi et al

2019-07-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 08:07, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Here's me entering Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, ... up to Ctrl-0 and then Enter. > > $ stty raw; \ > > ((timeout --foreground 4.2 dd bs=1; stty cooked; echo >&3) | hd) 3>&1 > 1^@^[^\^]^^^_^?9^M > 31 00 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f 7f 39 0d >

Re: [Dorset] ed, vi et al

2019-07-04 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 at 15:16, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > That CP/M manual also has a list of control characters, page 20 of 26. > Ctrl-L and Ctrl-Z I understand. Ctrl-C is ‘system reboot’. Seems a bit > severe. At least the Break key was out on a corner on the BBC Micro, > Sun's keyboards, etc. >

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2019-07-02's Pub Meet.

2019-07-03 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 09:07, PeterMerchant via dorset < dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote: > There was some discussion about 'CEPH?' and similar things. > Yes, thinking around the problem of wanting to seamlessly use more storage than is available locally on e.g. a laptop, backed by network

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2019-05-29 Thread Tim Waugh
I won't be able to come this time I'm afraid. Tim. */ -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-06-04 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread, don't hijack: mailto:dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Python - Finding the Minimum Value and its Position in an Array

2019-01-23 Thread Tim Waugh
Does v.index(min(v)) do what you want? Tim. */ On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 13:21, Terry Coles wrote: > Hi, > > I have a series of measured voltages which are currently being written to > a > Python List. As apart of the processing of these numbers, I need to > calculate > the average value, the

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2018-11-06's Pub Meet.

2018-11-08 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 08:51, C Wills wrote: > I did not know you could 'slide' a partition, it worked well (thanks Tim). > I think I said I thought gparted couldn't do it, based on my (outdated) knowledge of parted. But hey, I'll take it! Tim. */ -- Next meeting at *new* venue: Bournemouth,

Re: [Dorset] Centering Text Using CSS

2018-07-12 Thread Tim Waugh
Another thing you might find useful is Firefox's 'Inspect Element (Q)' mode (right-click on the page to find that). You can highlight elements and inspect (and modify) their dynamic CSS properties. Especially useful for finding things like e.g. the element's width doesn't fill its parent the way

Re: [Dorset] LUG Meets World Cup.

2018-06-26 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at 17:25, Terry Coles wrote: > 2. Postpone this months meeting until after the Football is finished (the > Final is on the 15th). > I vote for 2, especially because I can't make the original date. For this option, are we saying it would be Tuesday 17th July or is that not

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2018-05-01's Pub Meet.

2018-05-03 Thread Tim Waugh
On 3 May 2018 at 07:37, Keith Edmunds wrote: > For password management, you could keep it Open Source with Bitwarden. > Runs on Window, Mac, Linux; apps for iPhone and Android; browser plugins > for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari and even the Tor Browser. > >

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2018-05-01's Pub Meet.

2018-05-03 Thread Tim Waugh
I mentioned LastPass, yes. Not mentioned, because I forgot to: 'Pass: The Standard Unix Password Manager' at https://www.passwordstore.org/ Tim. */ On 2 May 2018 at 19:27, PeterMerchant via dorset wrote: > On 02/05/18 12:12, PeterMerchant via dorset wrote: > >> and

Re: [Dorset] Using polkit to escalate privieges

2018-03-19 Thread Tim Waugh
resented, rather than displaying script names and things like that. Is > that a hack/bad idea or does it sound okay? I'm sure there must be a > nicer way of doing this... > > Hamish > > > On 16/03/18 14:24, Tim Waugh wrote: >> On 16 March 2018 at 14:05, Hamish MB <hamis...@

Re: [Dorset] Using polkit to escalate privieges

2018-03-16 Thread Tim Waugh
On 16 March 2018 at 14:05, Hamish MB wrote: > I see, I think. In that case it sounds like the wrong tool for what I'm > trying to do, though I'm sure that for example synaptic uses it. I'm thinking > specifically of using pkexec, does that work this way too? Yes, pkexec

Re: [Dorset] More links

2018-03-16 Thread Tim Waugh
On 13 March 2018 at 12:28, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Hi Tim, > >> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/ls.html says: > > http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/ls.html is the > current version. :-) Yes, indeed, I should have checked

Re: [Dorset] Using polkit to escalate privieges

2018-03-16 Thread Tim Waugh
The way polkit works is that you have a privileged executable with a well-known D-Bus object name, a defined D-Bus interface to it, and an unprivileged executable which asks the system D-Bus for the object with the interface. The interface can be as fine-grained as you like. But you definitely

[Dorset] More links

2018-03-13 Thread Tim Waugh
Hi, Some links from things I jotted down from last week: ls -d - http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/ls.html says: "If no operands are specified, ls shall write the contents of the current directory." and then: "-d [...] Do not treat directories differently than other

Re: [Dorset] Last Night's Meeting

2017-06-07 Thread Tim Waugh
On 7 June 2017 at 11:49, Ralph Corderoy wrote: > Python's interpreter's `>>>' prompt is an example of a REPL. > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read%E2%80%93eval%E2%80%93print_loop > Perl's is its debugger's: perl -de1 We talked a little about Python's debugger, pdb, and

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 2017-03-07.

2017-03-08 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2017-03-08 at 11:50 +, PeterMerchant via dorset wrote: > A couple of things about what I was discussing: > Family History/genealogy > The only program designed for Linux for managing the data is one > called gramps. There's also a web application, www.webtrees.net. It's what became of

Re: [Dorset] Chris Smithies

2017-01-03 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 2016-12-31 at 07:54 +, Terry Coles wrote: > He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Most definitely. I will miss the way he would enthusiastically explain some detail that amused him, whether it was about (natural) languages, programming languages, music, or anything.

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 2016-08-02.

2016-08-02 Thread Tim Waugh
I won't be able to make it this month I'm afraid. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2016-08-02 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread: mailto:dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Spare S-Video cable?

2016-07-04 Thread Tim Waugh
...and now I've been spared wasting time on that particular experiment by being informed that S-Video does not carry audio. So keep your spare S-Video cables at home. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2016-07-05

[Dorset] Spare S-Video cable?

2016-07-04 Thread Tim Waugh
I'm trying to do some video capturing using video4linux with a cheap capture device using the usbtv driver and some composite video cables. All is well except for sound, which is just a click every second. My idea is that maybe using S-Video instead of composite video would help, but I don't

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2015-10-05 Thread Tim Waugh
I won't be able to make it to this one I'm afraid. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2015-10-06 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread: mailto:dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Using GitHub

2015-09-07 Thread Tim Waugh
On Mon, 2015-09-07 at 14:25 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: > A visit to the web page at https://github.com/samaaron/sonic-pi/ > implies that I need to sign up to access the code, so how do I do > that from the command line? No, you don't need to sign up. On the right-hand side of that page, should

Re: [Dorset] Meeting yesterday

2015-07-08 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2015-07-08 at 12:00 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: We then get into a long discussion about robotics and AI. We weren't really looking at the techniques; rather debating the implications of where it was all going, (think 'I, Robot', Azimov's three laws and the dangers of robots that can

Re: [Dorset] Meeting Tonight at the Broadway

2015-06-08 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 2015-06-05 at 17:02 +0100, Natalie Hooper wrote: Indeed, I am currently on maternity leave so I am back living full time in Bournemouth. Hey, congratulations Natalie! On Wed, 2015-06-03 at 09:32 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: Is this just happenstance or do we need to consider a new venue

Re: [Dorset] Am I missing something obvious in gnome-boxes

2015-02-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 2015-02-06 at 11:01 +, Terry Coles wrote: I don't have the original Windows ISO at the moment, so I thought I'd try grabbing the Fedora 21 ISO off the latest Linux Format DVD. That seemed to work, but then I just got a grey screen, when I tried to launch it. I was never

Re: [Dorset] Linux project volunteering

2014-12-18 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-12-16 at 23:15 +, Nicky Scopes wrote: hello all, does anyone know of any Linux projects I could volunteer for I am trying to get some experience it doesn't necessarily have to be in this country. I looked at gnu.org but found they need for people to attend meetings or do

Re: [Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-08-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-08-05 at 00:30 +0100, Victor Churchill wrote: Got it, Tim; internal quick release from a Dell tower box. Planning tocome to Broadway tomorrow - Do you need cables too? No, I have cables (and a Dell tower, yay!). Thanks, Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally

Re: [Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-08-04 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-07-29 at 14:31 +0100, Chad Cumberland wrote: I have a old usb one you can borrow. Thanks for all the offers. Chad, are you planning on coming to the meeting tomorrow? If not, Victor, maybe you are? A USB drive is probably best for me, or otherwise an internal drive is fine.

[Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-07-29 Thread Tim Waugh
Hello! Does anyone have a floppy disk drive I could borrow? I finally get around to investigating some old floppy disks of mine only to realise it must have been years ago that I got rid of the last disk drive I had! Thanks, Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed

Re: [Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-07-29 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-07-29 at 15:37 +0100, Paul Stenning wrote: I think I have an internal 3.5 1.44MB one here (Bournemouth). I'll need to check to be certain but if that's what you want you are welcome to it as I have no further use for it. I should have a ribbon cable for it too. Thanks for

Re: [Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-07-29 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-07-29 at 15:23 +0100, TimA wrote: Just to add to the offers, I have an internal 5.25 if that's what you're after. I never even thought to specify, but it's 3.5 that I need. Wow, does the 5.25 one still work? Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message

Re: [Dorset] Borrow a floppy disk drive

2014-07-29 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2014-07-29 at 15:18 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: If you have non-DOS-format floppies then USB probably won't be any good. In their wisdom, they made the USB interface only support normal DOS formats; no 1024-byte sectors, 10 sectors per track of ADFS, for example. One of them is

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 2014-07-01.

2014-07-01 Thread Tim Waugh
Sorry, won't be able to make it this month. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2014-07-01 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread on mailing list:

[Dorset] Some git pointers

2014-03-05 Thread Tim Waugh
For the benefit of Chad and Charles, and anyone else: * Git PS1 decoration: Git comes with some nice command line decoration, which you can activate by putting this definition in .bashrc and running git-prompt in new shells: git-prompt() { git_prompt_dir=/usr/share/git-core/contrib/completion

Re: [Dorset] Consolidating files

2014-01-13 Thread Tim Waugh
On Mon, 2014-01-13 at 12:41 +, Peter Merchant wrote: Hi, I have a problem. My backup USB drive is full. It has full copies of all my data and in some cases my whole home directory from every time that I have backed up. What I would like to do is consolidate by adding all files that are

Re: [Dorset] CUPS authentication question

2013-12-09 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 2013-12-06 at 14:10 +, Tim Allen wrote: Here's the relevant sections of cupsd.conf: DefaultAuthType Basic WebInterface Yes Location / Order allow,deny Allow @LOCAL /Location Location /jobs AuthType Default Require valid-user Order allow,deny Allow

Re: [Dorset] CUPS authentication question

2013-12-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 2013-12-05 at 21:02 +, Tim Allen wrote: Yes, so my understanding is that any job not owned by the authenticated user (who is not a member of lpadmin) should show as withheld, No -- the JobPrivateValues attributes would. But they are none, so JobPrivateAccess has no effect. Think

Re: [Dorset] CUPS authentication question

2013-12-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 2013-12-06 at 10:49 +, Tim Allen wrote: It looks like JobPrivateAccess is broke (basically ignored) in 1.5, setting JobPrivateValues none at least gets back to pre-1.5 behaviour. I'm not sure why you think it isn't working. Can you give an example that doesn't behave as you expect?

Re: [Dorset] CUPS authentication question

2013-12-04 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2013-12-04 at 09:38 +, Tim Allen wrote: Thanks, that's pointed me in the right direction. But the remaining question is, how do I get the Policy authenticated to be triggered? With Which policy is used is set on a per-queue basis. It's the printer-op-policy. So to get a particular

Re: [Dorset] CUPS authentication question

2013-12-03 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 16:25 +, Tim Allen wrote: Hi All Playing around with CUPS 1.5.3 on Debian Squeeze. 1.5 has a nice feature to hide job details on the web interface via JobPrivateAccess and JobPrivateValues. With the following in cupsd.conf: # Restrict access to the server...

Re: [Dorset] Date of Next Meeting; Avoid Guy Fawkes Night?

2013-10-02 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2013-10-02 at 11:17 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: First Tuesday in November is the 5th. Some of us might be busy burning parliament. Shall we slip a week to the 12th? I can't make either date so I'll abstain. :-( Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed

Re: [Dorset] Last nights meeting and thanks

2013-06-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2013-06-05 at 09:17 +0100, C A Wills wrote: Personally I'd like to thank Ralph and especially Tim for giving me information on finding my network printer which under Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 I could not locate and connect. Thanks Tim, within 10 mins of using your suggestion

Re: [Dorset] Broadway meeting next week: event notification

2013-06-04 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 10:57 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: Anyway, if anyone has a recentish live distro CD/DVD they no longer need, he might appreciate it. I expect I'll be able to rustle up a Fedora live CD for this evening. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed

Re: [Dorset] Hi from pissed off Windows user in Weymouth - wanting to change

2013-03-21 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2013-03-20 at 19:06 +, Terry Coles wrote: I'm not sure who you spoke to at HP, but they didn't know much about Linux. As Andrew has already said, Linux uses CUPS, but in addition, HP provide a Linux add-in called 'HPLIP' (http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html).

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2012-08-07's Pub Meeting.

2012-08-13 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 2012-08-11 at 16:35 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: Does my `Unguessable123' password exist anywhere on the disk? May throw up false positives by design to avoid the act of searching from creating what's being searched for. LC_ALL=C grep -boa 'Un..bl...3' /dev/sda I tend to put a

Re: [Dorset] June's Pub Meeting and the HM's Jubilee.

2012-05-08 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 2012-05-05 at 12:06 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: So a week's favoured; sorry Tim. Next meeting is Tuesday 2012-06-12. Fair enough. Hopefully I'll be able to get to the following one. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting:

Re: [Dorset] June's Pub Meeting and the HM's Jubilee.

2012-05-02 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2012-05-02 at 11:28 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: Shall we slip a day or a week? A day is preferable for me. I wouldn't be able to make it the following Tuesday. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday

Re: [Dorset] Linux Distribution of choice?

2012-04-10 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 2012-04-07 at 10:56 +0100, Simon P Smith wrote: I was a die-hard Fedora fan and then converted to Ubuntu. Curious: what prompted you to change your allegiance? Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 2012-04-03.

2012-04-03 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 00:28 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: For those that haven't been before look out for Terry. I'll be there and I'll bring Tux along. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday 2012-04-03 20:00 Meets,

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tuesday 2012-04-03.

2012-04-03 Thread Tim Waugh
Sorry, change of plan: I won't be able to go this evening after all. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday 2012-04-03 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread on mailing list:

Re: [Dorset] Links from Last Night, 2011-12-06.

2011-12-08 Thread Tim Waugh
Things I remember from our end of the table: * PowerTOP - http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/ - for seeing what's causing the CPU to wake up, with suggestions of what to do about it. * Liberation fonts were built to be metric-compatible with Microsoft fonts, and are GNU GPL licensed

Re: [Dorset] OT(ish): IDL

2011-10-12 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2011-10-11 at 20:16 +0100, Terry Coles wrote: So how do Unix/Linux progams export their interfaces? In MS VisualStudio, I can click on a function or method and right-click to get the interface. The free desktop way of doing this is D-Bus. The interface description for your D-Bus

Re: [Dorset] meeting at Broadway today 05/07

2011-07-05 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 11:13 +0100, Matteo Montanari wrote: Shall we go together then please? Please let me know .. I am in Springbourne .. close to King's Park. I'm planning to be on the yellow 3 bus that leaves Gervis Place at 19.38, and I think the closest stops to you would be the Richmond

Re: [Dorset] Location of July's Meeting.

2011-06-30 Thread Tim Waugh
On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 11:39 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: In theory it's Blandford Forum's turn in July, but given poor turn-out there recently should be just settle on Bournemouth's The Broadway for every month? Would the Broadway regulars turn out so soon after the last one? Yes, I would.

[Dorset] GNOME 3

2011-06-08 Thread Tim Waugh
Information/tours for GNOME 3: http://www.gnome3.org/ https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Tour Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: TBD, ???day 2011-07-?? 20:00 Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ How to

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meeting Tonight, Tue 2011-06-07 20:00.

2011-06-07 Thread Tim Waugh
On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 09:30 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: Tim Waugh mentioned http://www.openbusmap.org/?zoom=14lat=50.72384lon=-1.93526layers=BT on IRC's #dorset, which may be handy for those of us that haven't stepped on an omnibus in decades. Actually my wife found

Re: [Dorset] CUPS lpr and code pages

2011-05-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 10:47 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: It may be that CUPS lets one specify the incoming charset too but I didn't see anything obvious. Locale environment variables perhaps? It used to be the case that you could specify it like this: lp -o

Re: [Dorset] Next Bournemouth meet?

2010-11-28 Thread Tim Waugh
On Sat, 2010-11-27 at 08:55 +, Natalie Hooper wrote: So my suggestion would be Tuesday 14th December at the Broadway. What does everyone think about that? Works for me. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: Somewhere quiet,

Re: [Dorset] Bournemouth Pub Meet Tonight, Wednesday 2010-10-06 20:00.

2010-10-06 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2010-10-06 at 14:38 +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote: It would be nice to hear from some that *are* going. :-) I'm hoping to get there tonight too. Tim. */ signature.asc Description: This is a digitally signed message part -- Next meeting: The Broadway, Bournemouth, Wednesday 2010-10-06

Re: [Dorset] Work related: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server

2010-08-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 14:34 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk wrote: We need to test something using RHEL. We won't be using it (unfortunately ;-( ); we just want to try something out. Is is possible to get a free (unsupported) copy? Have you seen this?:

Re: [Dorset] Introduction

2010-08-25 Thread Tim Waugh
came across an old Red Hat document on Linux's software interfaces that also explained the hardware background, written by one Tim Waugh, so thanks for that. :-) You're welcome. :-) About your sector-dumping project: surely there must be a better way than using the parallel port? ;-) Tim

Re: [Dorset] Introduction

2010-08-25 Thread Tim Waugh
On Wed, 2010-08-25 at 10:16 +0100, Natalie Hooper wrote: You're one step ahead of me as I have yet to make it to a meeting myself! I'm out of order with the steps I think. I just turned out unannounced... Where about do you live in Bournemouth? I'm in Winton. I don't have a car either so I'm

[Dorset] Introduction

2010-08-24 Thread Tim Waugh
Hi, I came along to the last meeting so it's probably about time I introduced myself on this list. I'm a software engineer working for Red Hat, mainly on areas to do with printing. I will try to come along to the Bournemouth meetings -- I live locally. I don't have a car so I'm unlikely to be

Re: [Dorset] BAckup software

2010-08-09 Thread Tim Waugh
On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 20:43 +0100, Peter Merchant wrote: What does anyone recommend. I want to backup selected files/directories from my data disk. Been meaning to do this for months. As a simple archive of old files after they've been deleted by mistake, the best solution I've found is