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.Net and C# workhorse. Fascinated by *new* things.

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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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answered Is there a version of Ubuntu Server that will install from a USB drive?
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
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answered Does compiling programs from source speed up my operating system?
Nov
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comment What would be the most practical way for a web developer to develop on Ubuntu but test on IE
VNC overcomes the 2 log-in limit and I'm sure there is more scope for sharing a desktop, something that can come in handy.
Nov
13
comment Is there a way to manage my Grub menu options from with the GUI/desktop?
+1, a very nice solution, I hope others will vote up!
Sep
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accepted Shouldn't tasksel be installed by default?
Sep
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asked Shouldn't tasksel be installed by default?
Sep
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accepted How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?
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comment How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?
Brilliant, thanks!
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
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comment How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?
I can see the workarounds but I'm thinking that I need an answer the question of how timezones are handled in cron. I often work around things I can't get to work but I'd like to increase my understanding too. Comment +1
Sep
4
comment How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?
Can't do that! At the very worst, my script to update the web forums database to switch everyone to daylight saving (ie - show UTC rather than UTC+1) will run at 2am and then again (as I've set the clock backwards to 1am). The alternative is that it doesn't run as the OS may snap back to 1am on its own and my update works an hour later. I don't want to reboot and I certainly don't want to risk it rebooting twice. I just need to determine how the OS is going to interpret my cron timing given that the server is switching BST as well!
Sep
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asked How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?
Aug
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comment Is there a way to manage my Grub menu options from with the GUI/desktop?
This command did not present any packages for removal? Also, "Installed (Auto Removable)" is not in my Status filter list.
Aug
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awarded  Scholar