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Hi! This folder is just a bunch of plaintext files that I have made to document the stuff that I do, so I don't forget and have to do all the work again to figure out the solution, and for those who want to really get down into these and find the solution to the same problem for themselves. If you are one of those people, good on you, I wish you the best of luck. Mostly, the stuff that I do is very, very Linux/Unix related, but there will probably be some amateur radio things sprinkled in. I'll try to get some organisation system going for these at some point but we'll see. If you have any corrections or suggestions, do let me know and I'll add to these docs accordingly!

I may make these docs more rich text and HTML-ify them, or learn how to use Markdown, but I like the plaintext nature, since it'll let it be read on everything. That latter bit is also why for the most part all these files get newlines before 80 characters, so they can be read without line wrapping on 80 column displays. Also it's just easier to read if you ask me.

So to start off, we have the Solaris 8 paper, where I just go on about my process of setting up a Sun Ultra 5 with Solaris 8, getting it usable and installing the Solaris 8 patchset.

Solaris 8
Solaris 8 (HTML edition)

Next is Xnest, very short thing on the command I use to remotely connect to my Ultra 5's X11 server from any Linux desktop, useful when I don't have a mouse. (Update: I did get a mouse but I don't have a special reflective mousepad to actually use it)


Ubuntulucid, quick'n'dirty doc on setting up a local apt mirror, since I got tired of using Ubuntu's archive servers for my own dumb nostalgia for Ubuntu 10.04, my first experience with Linux


Fujitsu. Join me in my trip through never ending hell as I try to set up a Fujitsu Lifebook P1120. 4 whole days of torture and never ending failure.

fujitsu (HTML)

A doc I made a few years ago about using *nix's PPPD program (and the counterpart for DOS) to get your DOS PC on the internet. Moved from the Vintage page to here, to keep everything central.