Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Have faith in humanity?

Then read this rant at Attrition. They should know what they're talking about; after all, they keep better tabs on data loss than anyone else I've heard of.

I kinda wish one of those incidents would happen to the credit bureaus ("Experian accidentally posts complete credit history of everyone in the world to the Pirate Bay"), and then maybe we could get this silly outdated shit behind us.

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Lighter Ubuntu

To display all of the installed packages in Ubuntu (installed via apt) by size, use the following command:

dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Installed-Size} ${Package}\n' | sort -nr | less

To uninstall packages completely as if you were making a live-cd, use:

apt-get remove --purge package name

There is a new package called remastersys in the repositories that make creating a live-cd simple.
The howto can be found at: