Posts Categorized: I’m a geek

Copying a DVD in Ubuntu

Total geekpost warning. Suppose that you’re using Ubuntu and you want to copy a DVD. There are of course several ways to do it, but if you’re not opposed to command line wrangling, just open a terminal and issue the following commands: sudo umount /dev/dvdrw1 readom dev=/dev/dvdrw1 f=/path/to/file.iso Where /dev/dvdrw1 is the path to your… Read more »


Chapter 28 of Stephen King’s Big Driver (the second novella in Full Dark, No Stars) starts of believable enough: But when [Tess] was in her office with her computer booted up, she only stared at the Apple welcome screen for the first five minutes … but a little while later, she … exited YouTube, Binged… Read more »

Re: Number 69

Since I installed Ubuntu on my PC, two new versions have been released. Yesterday, I first upgraded to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and then to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). As the update process went by like a breeze, this post, then, is just for future reference: As my Terratec EWX 24/96 sound card still does not seem… Read more »

A Still More Glorious Dawn Awaits

Today, on what would have been his 76th birthday, I finished watching Carl Sagan‘s Cosmos: A Personal Journey. Just in case you don’t know, or don’t care to read the links, here’s the summary: Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author, cosmologist, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. Cosmos… Read more »

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