# let's make things clear

I publish this blog just for fun, and most of the information you will find comes from my google research and some of the books I have at home. I’m not intending to explain things, only make available the results of things i’ve done and tested for my own personal use.

If this method offends a certain “over qualified” audience, the only effort to assume is to avoid reading this blog.
I’ve not studied anything related to informatics, I’m a self taught Linux user. In my beginnings I had to face unix systems with little or no idea of what I was doing and my only intention with this blog it to make it easier (event a the cost of misleading imprecisions) for people that is discovering this particular and remarkably amazing world of OSes.

Have a nice day.

# An unexpected trip to Maldives 2010

This is the first video:

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# uncommenting a code block with Vim

Note: I use the set number option by default.
To uncomment a block beginning with the character “#” from line 9 to line 13

Use:
:9,13s/^//g

# commenting a code block with Vim

Note: I use the set number option by default.
To comment a block with the character “#” from line 9 to line 13

Use:
:9,13s/^/#/g

and so on…

# indentation with Vim

to indent a block, select lines with v or shift+v
and j or down arrow, then use the > command.

Nice one 🙂

# macSOD

My beloved macbook had a crash, after two major versions of Mac OS X (Leopard and Snow Leopard) and almost a year and a half of hard work, virtualized guest Linux distributions and worst things.

All I can say is that even a crash is sexy 😉

# The LaTeX guide to the galaxy

This a short tutorial explaining how to write a report using LaTeX and preferably TeXMaker that will include images and tabulars.

I’m a little late, yesterday ir was my birthday 🙂

<code>

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report}

\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}

\usepackage{ucs}

\usepackage{amsmath}

\usepackage{amsfonts}

\usepackage{amssymb}

\usepackage{makeidx}

\usepackage{url}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}

\author{Francisco-Fran\c{c}ois VARAS}

\title{How to write a (simple) \LaTeX{} document}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

This document summarizes the procedure of creating a basic \LaTeX{} document. It is manly intended to be read by people who is not happy with their WYSIAYG editors . Prior to this procedure, some conditions must be met, I recommend having \emph{TexMaker} installed on your system. The details for installing TexMaker or other software are not detailed in this document, if you have any question, Google it.

\pagebreak

\textbf{Generic Case}\\

Steps to create a basic document.

\begin{itemize}

\item Configure \textbf{Texmaker}:

\texttt{this is sample <code> text with\textunderscore{}underscore}

\end{itemize}

\pagebreak

\textbf{Images \& Tabulars}\\

How to create a tabular.\\

How to insert an image.

\begin{itemize}

\item This is just an image.\\

\includegraphics[scale=0.3]{LaTeX_logo.png}

\item This a very simple tabular.\\

\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|}

\hline English & French & Spanish & – \\

\hline English & Fran\c cais & Espa\~{n}ol & \\

\hline cat & chat & gato & \\

\hline

\end{tabular}

\end{itemize}

\end{document}

# the perfect drug game

the perfect drug game
world of goo.

then, buy it, you will not miss this insignificant amount of money from your wealthy bank account.

Linux gamers are welcome 🙂

# building packages from the source with apt-get

want to build gkrellm from the source?
if you see something weird in the code below, IT’S A JOKE
If you don’t see anything weird, nevermind…life goes on
 c:\>su [troll] not sudo, sudo is for newbies [/troll] c:\>cd /usr/scr c:\>apt-get build-dep gkrellm c:\>apt-get source mplayer --build you can safely go for an orange juice can now c:\>dpkg -i gkrellm_2.3.2-5_i386.deb 

And, of course this procedure will work for other packages.

Have a nice day!

# forgot the name of your mysql database?

you will search for existent mysql databases:
 sweet@home:~$mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2745 Server version: 5.0.51a-24+lenny2 (Debian)  Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer. mysql> show databases; +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql | | wp-database | +--------------------+ 3 rows in set (0.00 sec)  mysql> Bye  then:  sweet@home:~$ mysql -u root -p wp-database Enter password: Reading table information for completion of table and column names You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

 Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 2747 Server version: 5.0.51a-24+lenny2 (Debian) Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer. mysql> show tables; +-----------------------+ | Tables_in_xxxxxx | +-----------------------+ | wp_commentmeta | | wp_comments | | wp_links | | wp_options | | wp_postmeta | | wp_posts | | wp_term_relationships | | wp_term_taxonomy | | wp_terms | | wp_usermeta | | wp_users | +-----------------------+ 11 rows in set (0.00 sec) mysql> Bye