ARCHIVES_DATE 2017

Fedora Bug


When I was using Fedora some months ago, there was a bug with the software raid, mdadm didn't start ; however this bug date from 2011 and it happened to me in 2017.

Check this Link

As this links says, I solved adding to /etc/mdadm.conf the following:

MAILADDR [email protected]


Memories


This site has gone through a lot of changes, it once was in Tumblr as dearlinux.pw (later dearlinux.space). Back then, the site was called Penguindrum.

I do regret to not taking screenshots to my sites, but in this screenshot you can see one of the styles that had my diary. The following picture was the background:

Nowadays, this site is a merge of two different sites, Penguindrum and a guide project started as zcat, which had its own domain: zcat.ml , thanks to Web Archive here you can see how this site looked when it was created: Link

Notice in the menu "My Chronicles" , that was actually Penguindrum.

After creating dearlinux.space (see the first picture) , I migrated my diary to Wordpress, it was curl.pink/diary, it was pretty girly, cute and pink.
Finally I merged zcat and penguindrum as curl.pink, as in november of 2017 curl.pink became cat.rpm.li, and so curl.pink is redirecting here.


I first time I made a full Gentoo installation was in 27 December, 2014.

This is a commemorative and unpublished picture that is the last screenshot of my first installation of Gentoo (I formatted my hard disk), this screenshot is from 31 July, 2016 ; there in the file Browser are video files, but only it's possible to read two characters, Pr, actually that are the episodes of Princess Tutu which I watched in that Summer. Loved that anime and inspired me to my nickname princessgentoo.

I have lost several things, I really miss the past. I don't want to keep losing more things.


Google and The Online Slang Dictionary


Google penalized onlineslangdictionary.com by using citations in the site some time ago. In the site they has given the corresponding evidence about it:

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/pages/google-panda-penalty/

Timeline

2011

  • April 11: Google releases the Panda algorithm changes globally to all English-speaking users, and starts penalizing the site.
  • November 5: They remove all citations, largely as an experiment. They couldn't believe Google would be penalizing a dictionary website because of the presence of citations.
  • November 13: Google confirms that the citations are the cause by retracting the penalty.

2012

  • October 6: Believing they had identified a way to restore the citations without incurring the penalty, they add them back to the site.
  • October 9: Google resumes the penalty.
  • November 16: To be able to compete with dictionary websites that don't have citations, they once again remove citations.
  • November 16 - present: The penalty continues unabated.

The citations has noting wrong, all is unfair sanctions are due to an algorithm to rank the sites.

It is hard to believe this lack of responsibility of Google.

Let's help this owner of onlinelangdictionary.com in spreading the word.


Slackware and recording an iso image


How to record a DVD in Slackware

Slackware includes the command growisofs by default, however, it cannot be run as root, so you have to be in the cdrom group.

In order to record an iso I run the following command:


growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=iso.iso

And it started burning the image in a very high speed, 24x, the DVD disk says that 16x, indeed I prefer to use a lower speed like 4x for recording; thus, the when it finished the burning, the file in the disk was corrupt, so I recommend you to specify the speed reasonably while using this command.

For doing that use the parameter speed and specify number that is the x speed

-speed=

Simple script for looking up words in the Terminal


When I'm reading a book there is a lot of new words that I look up in a dictionary, and it would be great to create a list of the words that I'm learning, so I do both looking up and making that list really using this script I wrote.

I use the wordnet command line utility (wn) for looking up words in English, alternatively you may use sdcv that is another useful command line utility, you only have to modify the code between parenthesis in line 5:


#! /bin/bash
while true; do
read -p "Enter a word " WORD
clear
a=$(wn "$WORD" -over)
echo "$a"
if [ ! -z "$a" ]; then
echo $WORD >> words
fi
done

This code verifies that the word exist in order to add the word in the list, when the word do not exist is returned a blank output.