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I expect almost everyone at nuxified.org will agree that software should be shared — that's how science works, after all.

Grandiose!


AH yes. A FOSS clique. I like it. New design and all. God job, Danijel. I assume you are to blame? Also, identi.ca button. Sweet. I approve!

A very happy new year to everybody!


http://blog.mikeasoft.com/2006/11/24/playing-youtube-videos-without-flash/

I just saw this link on debian-user and thought it might interest some of you. This replaces the youtube default flash-bas


Every once in a while there comes a situation where a file is too big for a CD, or you want to store a file larger than 2GB on a FAT partition, or you want to make a backup of data with UNIX-style permissions (almost a 100% necessity if backing up a $HOME folder with settings) and all you have is a FAT volume somewhere. Here the multi-volume feature of GNU tar comes to play. The ZIP and RAR formats have a similar feature, probably originally for floppy disks, but they don't store UNIX-style permissions. Also, the feature is in GNU tar for a partly historical reason (partly because it is probably still widely used for the original purpose):


by default, firefox buttons and input fields are ugly Windows-95-style - this does not look good at all in a modern GNU/Linux environment IMHO; so I did a wee bit about it; the google.com index page looks like this for me now: