Tech tips

Tech tips

I bought a used Model 60 from anysystem.com. As delivered the machine had some problems, so they shipped a replacement that turned out to be over-spec relative to what I paid for. In response I offered to do 20 tech tips for their weekly newsletter. as a way of saying "thanks."

A bit later they gave me a 21" monitor in exchange for a few more. Now there are 52 of them.

First HalfSecond Half
  1. Using tools to minimize work
  2. Log rolling the easy way
  3. Reaching out from vi
  4. Batching ex with sed
  5. Cluckable machine access
  6. Throwing a block with vi
  7. Reigning with dogs
  8. "Reports" - not just buzzy HR
  9. Facing what isn't your fault
  10. Using the font servers
  11. Hiding private documentation
  12. Using associative arrays
  13. Giving users the print(er)
  14. Playing nicely with others
  15. "And by indirection find direction out."
  16. Getting what you want - budget process"
  17. Lusers
  18. Exploring Solaris
  19. Ringing in the changes
  20. Operating under an alias
  21. Minimal shells
  22. Using /tmp for databases
  23. Leadership
  24. if (fails) go
  25. It's Magic, I tell you, Magic!
  26. bootp: it's dead, Jim, dead.
  1. slogging wingots
  2. Swap as space for emergencies
  3. Scheduler Quiz
  4. Separate logs make for fast logs
  5. Responding to Disk Failure
  6. Does blogging make sense?
  7. Standard Unix
  8. Perl bypasses SQL
  9. 16bit code in Solaris?
  10. How can I help?
  11. Minimalist Solaris
  12. Yesterday, seems so far away
  13. Information is power
  14. Checking the list; twice
  15. A rush to administer
  16. Making friends with printers
  17. Printing in forms
  18. Oracle Performance Tuning
  19. Crack(ing) passwords
  20. depaging pagers
  21. Being nice to nits
  22. Using the right tools
  23. Using graphics for fun and upgrades
  24. Inflights
  25. Using used for fun and savings
  26. User file recovery requests