Guitars, Paramedics, Linux, and Me

November 26, 2006

Fedora Core 6: Evolution Signature Script

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 4:28 am
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The Evolution email client has a feature to run scripts. I use this feature to automate my email sig. You can place static information like an old saying, plain text or html, or even run a program like fortune from it.

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November 25, 2006

Fedora Core 6: Make Your Own Fortune Files

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 12:56 am
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I’ve always wanted to make randomized custom email sigs. I figure the venerable Fortune mod program would fit the bill perfectly for this. After doing a little digging I learned how to do this.

This is an easy one. First locate your fortune files. In Fedora Core 6 they are located in /usr/share/games/fortune and contain plain text files, a corresponding .dat file, and sometimes a corresponding .u8 file. Honestly I am unsure what the .8 files are for. They do not seem to be required.

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November 24, 2006

Fedora Core 6: Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284 Laptop

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 6:45 pm
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I’m writing to confirm that Fedora Core 6 installs fine on my new Toshiba Satellite A105-S4284. Almost everything works out of the box.

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