20 Nov 2015

We saw this question on one of the online Workload Scheduler forums recently.

19 Nov 2015

The Arduino package contains an IDE that can be used to develop and upload code to the micro-controller. A current arduino package is available in the repositories of most Linux distributions (Ubuntu and Fedora, anyway).

19 Nov 2015

I couldn't find the preferences menu for Nautilus file manager in Gnome 3. But the gsettings command works :-)

To set the default sort order to the file name:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-sort-order name

To show directories first:

19 Nov 2015

Even though IBM Workload Scheduler has lots of built-in run cycle settings (like 6th-day-of-the-month, or 2nd-Wednesday), these do not accommodate work days. To do that, you must use two calendars:

19 Nov 2015

Sometimes your IBM Workload Scheduler job streams suddenly quit running. Maybe it's because the calendars that are used to schedule them have no future dates in them.

19 Nov 2015

GNU grep on Linux provides some interesting options. When you search for text in a log file, you can also highlight the text in color, and display two lines of context (the two lines preceding and succeeding the line containing the search expression). For example:

16 Nov 2015

You can use the Adafruit ATMega32u4 breakout board  as an Arduino Leonardo by flashing the bootloader in Arduino 1.0.1 to the board.

10 Nov 2015

If you use the Linux shell very much, you find its history functions very useful. You can recall previous commands very easily, just using the arrow keys.

19 Oct 2015

This is a quick cookbook to edit your Sieve filter rules on the mail server.

19 Oct 2015


/usr/bin/mysqldump --user=dbuser --password=dbpass --host=localhost --add-drop-table dbname > backups/mydbdump.sql

Restore: (if the db exist)

mysql -u root -p[root_password] [database_name] < dumpfilename.sql

mysql -u root -ps3cre3t