gaijin at clearwire.net
Sun Oct 7 13:38:03 EDT 2007
Janina Sajka <janina&rednote,net> judged:
> Looks more like inexperience than a crack to me.
<laughs> Yep. You're absolutely right. I was typing 'ls -a'
rather than ls -ad' and was seeing the contents of subdirectories. In
my own defense, I didn't hear the colon. Live and learn, I guess, as I
discovered my mistake yesterday when I was backing up files. I had been
rereading the screen by lines instead of by words. Those 4 and 6 keys
on SpeakUp's keypad made all the difference. I'm still wondering how
the .xine directory got there, though. I started X11 once to see if it
spoke, and then another time to see if Orca was installed and ready to
go, and then gave it the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace when nothing happened. Last
time I played with Xine was on my old Debian system.
Well, I'm off to see if the less command can display 300 lines of
text per screen. Every time I try to "play" something from the Honor
Harrington series of novels, my synth crashes. I guess the PC can't
take all the excitement of David Weber's naval engagements, or it's
female and prefers Nora Roberts' romance novels. <grins> Okay, so I'm
in love with Martha Harmon-Pardee's voice. Sue me. <grins> The "Eve
Dallas"Sci-Fi series suckered me in, and now I'm interested in Peabody.
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