MeetBot makes for better meetings.

One of the aspects of Fedora is holding public meetings on IRC. We use Meetbot (courtesy of Debian, thanks!) to help administer meetings. Common commands allow Meetbot to do all the hard work of recording proceedings. The automatic minutes make it possible for people who couldn’t attend to follow what …

Autotitles in screen.

This comes in really handy in ~/.screenrc: shelltitle ‘$ |bash’ Then add this in ~/.bashrc: export PROMPT_COMMAND='[ “$TERM” == “screen” ] && echo -n -e “\033k\033\\”‘ Restart screen in a fresh bash session and enjoy. UPDATE: I stupidly screwed up the screenrc line because I did it from memory instead …

Fedora and RHEL network configuration files.

It’s not as well known as it should be, but there’s a great source of documentation for the ifcfg-<interface> files that provide network settings in some configurations. NetworkManager has the ability to interpret these settings as well. If you look in the online documentation for the initscripts package, you’ll find …

New Logitech H555 details.

In reference to my earlier post, I picked up my replacement H555 headset this weekend and wanted to share the changes I noticed from the earlier model I previously owned. Some changes are good, some are not. Pros: The headset band is now a little thicker — this might make …

Logitech H555 headset.

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2011: There have been a few changes to the new model, which you can read in this additional post. Continuing with another “gear I like” post… Yesterday my Logitech H555 headset finally gave up the ghost. I’ve had this USB headset for about three and a half …

Fedora 15 rocks on ThinkPad.

On Friday my new Lenovo ThinkPad x220 arrived and of course in the evening after I finished work, I was jonesing to put Fedora 15 on it. The machine is a type 4286CTO (Smolt info here). I started by booting into the BIOS and checking the options as shipped by …

Help for the hapless.

I often make typos, and sometimes I hit a key combo when I don’t mean to. (That never happens to you right? Right?) One of my most common goof s is hitting several of the same key combination in a row, such as Ctrl+D to exit shells. I might find …