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cryptotux
18d · ideas to improve our lives
When possible, set aside some time every day to learn a new skill. It can open doors to opportunities you never knew existed! #MondayMemo
cryptotux
32d · linux
Guvcview is the best webcam application for Linux I have encountered so far. It is no-frills, but it does the job well and allows for more customization than Cheese and Kamoso. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
46d · Linux
If you are looking for a simple utility to monitor network traffic, I recommend vnStat. It is handy if you have a limited data plan and wish to record data usage for future reference. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
39d · Ideas to improve our lives
Learn to master time management. This is especially important when it comes to studying, because doing so can improve your grades while minimizing your stress levels. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
88d · Ideas to improve our lives
Listening is a vital skill to master because it improves the quality of conversations. When we know how to listen, we are patient and avoid jumping to conclusions. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
109d
Seeing as there is a BCH fork on Sunday, there is no better time than now to withdraw any BCH you may have on custodial services. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
165d · Linux
After postponing the act for a long time, I have finally decided to download and try out Tails. It was satisfying to see how security is prioritized all the way from startup to shutdown. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
172d · Ideas to improve our lives
Learn to control your emotions, especially if they are negative. Negative emotions have the potential to wreak havoc on you and others around you if left unchecked. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
102d · photography
When photographing events and dynamic subjects in general, do not concern yourself too much with technical parameters or you may miss a good shot. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
186d · Ideas to improve our lives
When possible, confront problems instead of avoiding them, even if they seem trivial. Trivial problems can easily become significant ones if you allow them. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
116d · photography
When composing photographs, a good rule to follow is the rule of thirds. Composition can be improved by drawing focus to subjects where two grid lines interact. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
263d
I find that programming is best learned through a hands-on approach. Understanding and formulating algorithms are skills that are refined by implementing them, and that means writing numerous programs. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
123d · Linux
Experiment with the block size when using dd. A well-chosen block size will significantly improve copy speeds and save you time, especially if you have a batch of disks to work with. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
130d
Before wiping a disk, make sure to check thoroughly for any important files you might want to save. There is nothing worse than suddenly remembering you forgot a file in the middle of wiping. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
228d · Ideas to improve our lives
Choose your friends wisely, for bad company can be worse than no company at all. Mutual respect is necessary for friendship, otherwise it cannot last. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
242d · Ideas to improve our lives
Think twice before you do something. It's easier said than done, but learning this skill will help you avoid having past actions haunt you in the future. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
207d
Portability is a virtue in programming. Generally a portable program will be far more resilient and capable of standing the test of time than one which is designed with only one platform in mind. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
375d · Linux
LibreOffice is the most popular and arguably the best open-source alternative to Microsoft Office. The average user will encounter little, if any trouble creating and sharing content. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
424d
This year is coming to a close, so I'd like to end it by wishing you all a Happy New Year. Thank you for supporting my Monday Memos throughout the year and renewing my interest in Memo. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
515d
Last week I learned a lesson the hard way on using partition managers like GParted.

Double-check the disk you're partitioning before applying any operations, and don't partition a disk when you're tired.

#MondayMemo
cryptotux
298d · Ideas to improve our lives
Reduce stress when possible. This is especially important because your immune system weakens if it is exposed to stress over prolonged periods of time. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
578d · Ideas to improve our lives
Avoid taking out mortgages and using credit cards when possible. You might feel free at first, but when the bills come pouring in, you'll realize you aren't free. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
305d · Linux
I was feeling nostalgic last week, so I acquired a copy of Slackware 7.1 and installed it on a virtual machine. It surprises me how far ahead KDE was of GNOME even in its first series. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
466d · Ideas to improve our lives
One goal in life you should never try to achieve is pleasing everyone. If you do, you will only end up unhappy. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
193d · Ideas to improve our lives
Challenge yourself whenever you can. Not only does this relieve boredom, but it also encourages creativity and gives one a greater sense of achievement. #MondayMemo
cryptotux
613d · Ideas to improve our lives
To extend the useful lifespan of your computer, consider installing a lightweight Linux distribution. If you still need Windows occasionally, make a dual-boot setup. #MondayMemo