Configuring Samba in KDE, with Kubuntu Feisty

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A combination of bugs in KDE/Samba/Feisty makes the simple task of configuring Samba to share a folder (in this case to share it with myself, for the benefit of some virtual machines) much harder than it ought to have been

Edgy, Feisty, and Pheenet WLU-703Z

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I spent an unprofitable afternoon trying to get a new wireless USB adapter to work under Ubuntu Edgy, but Feisty did the trick beautifully.

Portable computer

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More adventures in not having my computer with me...

Replacement dos box for Windows - emacs shell mode

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The Windows dos box (command prompt) sucks in many ways in comparison to an xterm (and I'm not even including 'command' vs 'bash' here). But if you have emacs you can make it suck a little bit less. "M-x shell" gets you shell mode, and you can select text etc, and use emacs keybindings for editing your commands etc.