How to Set Up Mutt to Work With JustHost.com Email

Every now and then you are going to need to send email from the command line. In the world of OpenVMS we did it from batch jobs all of the time. Yes, there were abort routines which would notify all operators currently logged in and who had typed REPLY/ENABLE at their terminal, but, you still …

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Mounting a Second Internal Drive in Linux

The other day I put a 250GB SSD in the current desktop unit and made it the primary. I wiped the (now) secondary 1TB hard drive and left it be until I had time to mess with it. Yesterday I finally finished the much needed update of The Minimum You Need to Know Web site …

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GitLab Bites the Big One!

Let this be a cautionary tale for anyone who things wanna-be operating systems on wanna-be computers using software written under a fraudulent methodology named Agile is fit to run a business on. GitLab.com Melts Down There is a reason real computers with real operating systems have a /VERIFY clause on their BACKUP command. There is …

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How to Command Line Format a Thumb Drive on Linux

Every now and then you find yourself on a distro where the GUI tools to format a thumb drive simply aren’t there or aren’t the ones you know about so you don’t find them. As always, the terminal is your friend. Simply plug in your thumb drive and wait for your machine to auto-mount it. …

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Doing Battle With KaOS

Those of you who follow this blog and Interestingauthors.com/blog know I’ve been experimenting with quite a few Linux distros lately. The YABU (Yet Another uBUntu) tree has frustratingly broken wireless networking (it will usually connect, just disconnect and reconnect you a lot.) You also had to hack it to make it recognize the Doro 626 …

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