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Comment: Re:Xero! (Score 1) 263

by Sadsfae (#46337629) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

Hey All,
Since I am a big fan of the company that I work for, check this out! http://www.xero.com/us/about/c...
We are hiring, and we offer awesome bennies/salary and we have a very vibe culture. Looking for devs, engineers, etc.

"Bennies" is only 1 letter short of "benefits", why abbreviate this? What's a "vibe" culture? It's cutesy reasons like this (and the fact you're spamming as AC) that you probably aren't going to get much interest, I certainly wouldn't take a second look at this organization after reading this.

Comment: Linkedin, good for unsolicited sales pings (Score 1) 164

by Sadsfae (#43487191) Attached to: LinkedIn Invites Gone Wild: How To Keep Close With Exes and Strangers

I've gotten quite a bit more unsolicited vendor contact which I can almost surely pinpoint to linkedin.
Aggressive sales folk have figured out most companies email addresses are first letter of first name, last name.
If yours fits in under the normal kerberos/(open)LDAP limitations.. yep, you can ascertain my work email.

I usually get a few a day, and digging through to the HTML link to unsubscribe seems to do nothing to fight
the overwhelming wave of incoming bothers. Most of these solicitations seem to be auto-scraped and generated,
for example any simple review of my profile would see I'm not interested in Microsoft solutions.. or they are not relevant
to my job function, seemingly to only generated by a keyword or two.

Comment: Re:My theory (Score 1) 1010

by Sadsfae (#43420191) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

There hasn't been a damn thing in the last several years worth upgrading for. Gamers and developers aside, there has been nothing at all interesting happening in the PC world.

I'm still on a 2.0ghz C2D laptop and had no intention of upgrading anytime soon.

The introduction of consumer SATA disks with perpendicular recording has gone a long way in providing much larger capacity, though I tend to agree with this statement otherwise.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpendicular_recording

Data Storage

ZFS Hits an Important Milestone, Version 0.6.1 Released 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the brand-new dept.
sfcrazy writes "ZFS on Linux has reached what Brian Behlendorf calls an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release. Version 0.6.1 not only brings the usual bug fixes but also introduces a new property called 'snapdev.' Brian explains, 'The snapdev property was introduced to control the visibility of zvol snapshot devices and may be set to either visible or hidden. When set to hidden, which is the default, zvol snapshot devices will not be created under /dev/. To gain access to these devices the property must be set to visible. This behavior is analogous to the existing snapdir property.'"

Comment: Re:ZFS boot support (Score 1) 58

by Sadsfae (#43304747) Attached to: The FreeBSD Foundation Is Soliciting Project Proposals

stable and installer supported ZFS boot support for the / volume.

It's definitely stable (running 9.1-RELEASE here in a few places) but not in the installer until later.
Setting up a ZFS / install now isn't too difficult but does require using a livecd.
There is a great thread covering it from many angles here, including HD encryption.

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=31662

One thing I did here was go upwards of 50-60G for root, I find the 10g or 20g in the
examples isn't sufficient for keeping full /usr/src and /usr/ports populated + port builds.

Comment: Working Great (Score 5, Informative) 149

by Sadsfae (#42429561) Attached to: New Releases From FreeBSD and NetBSD

I've been using 9.1-RELEASE since SVN was tagged 2012-12-04 on both my home and work desktop. ZFS root is awesome, and userland is pretty much the latest bleeding edge upstream, I've had absolutely no issues running a full-fledged XFCE-4.10, Firefox ESR 10.x with Flash, 3D accel, everything desktop.

I've used freebsd-update to go from both 9.1-RC3 and 9.0-RELEASE to 9.1-RELEASE also switching to pkgng.
I'd recommend folks to look at the following guides if they want to use ZFS root or create a nice, full-featured desktop OS.

http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=31662 (ZFS ROOT)
https://cooltrainer.org/2012/01/02/a-freebsd-9-desktop-how-to (good desktop guide)

Great job BSD devs, keep it up.

Comment: Re:no love for mutt? (Score 1) 464

by Sadsfae (#42229717) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

While mutt and alpine run circles around GUI clients, I use both mutt (via ssh) and thunderbird (via IMAP). The latter sits hidden (FireTray) serving as a glorified biff most of the time, but when you receive mail from business people, it's usually an image embedded in a Word document, or at the very least a pdf. This is where mutt fails.

You can easily tie external program views for attachments, for example when I receive vendor quotes (always in .pdf) I just hit "v" to view attachment list and then hit enter and it spawns evince. Same goes for HTML email or any attachment.. libreoffice for documents, spreadsheets etc. Simple edit of a mailcap entry

== snip ==
# set mailcap_path = ~/.mutt/mailcap
text/html; lynx -display_charset=utf-8 -dump %s; nametemplate=%s.html; copiousoutput
# PDF wth evince
application/pdf; evince %s;

# spreadsheets
application/vnd.ms-excel; oocalc %s;
application/vnd.openxml; oocalc %s;
application/excel; oocalc %s;
application/msexcel; oocalc %s;
application/x-excel; oocalc %s;
application/x-msexcel; oocalc %s;
application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet; oocalc %s;

# slide decks
application/powerpoint; ooimpress %s;
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint; ooimpress %s;
application/x-mspowerpoint; ooimpress %s;
application/mspowerpoint; ooimpress %s;
application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation; ooimpress %s;
application/ppt; ooimpress %s;
application/pptx; ooimpress %s;
== snip ==

Comment: mutt (Score 1) 464

by Sadsfae (#42228751) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

I'm still using mutt here, and vim as my editor plus offlineimap + notmuch (for indexing/searching).
Once you learn the hotkeys it's much more efficient than any GUI MUA, and the notmuch indexing
functionality is worth it's weight in gold to me. I tend to get several hundred emails a day, the bulk of
which are neatly filed into IMAP folders inside offlineimap and nicely indexed by notmuch.

mutt itself is endlessly configurable, for people who are intent on sending HTML email
there are numerous ways to dump it back to TXT (which all email should be in). Say NO to HTML email, people.

http://notmuchmail.org/
http://offlineimap.org/
http://upsilon.cc/~zack/blog/posts/2011/01/how_to_use_Notmuch_with_Mutt/

Hacking's just another word for nothing left to kludge.

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