Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fun couple of days at work.

I have been concerned at my job that my skill set was poorly matched. However the last couple days I got to work on network for POE IP cameras. That was fun I really enjoyed it, from running the CAT6e cable for a new camera and getting everything configured. I enjoy learning systems like that on the fly, being able to use things I have learned previously to figure out the problem rocks. I really liked getting lost in the problem, I had to cut my self off at the end of the day. It was not over complicated but with in the group I did seem to be one of the few that understood the tech. This was a nice change of pace, being the "new guy" pretty much everyday your the guy with the least amount of knowledge about the job. So it was nice to not have to ask questions every step of the way, hopefully it gave the guys I work with some confidence that I am bringing something to the table.   This task I am sure will be a rare situation seeing that my job focus is not networking or IT. It does give me confidence once I get my ducks in a row and really start looking for a IT job I will enjoy my work.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Delete Mint menu recent history and Flash cookies

Recent history always annoys me, so I wanted a way to delete it from my Mint menu periodically. I did not want to open up Mint menu and hit clear list, I wanted to add it to my crontab.

I run this to clear recent history

echo > /home/username/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

every 15 minutes using the crontab.

I did the same thing for Flash cookies every 15 minutes

rm -r .macromedia/Flash_Player

This is my crontab

# Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron.
# Each task to run has to be defined through a single line
# indicating with different fields when the task will be run
# and what command to run for the task
# To define the time you can provide concrete values for
# minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon),
# and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any').#
# Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system
# daemon's notion of time and timezones.
# Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through
# email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected).
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
# m h  dom mon dow   command
*/15 * * * * echo > /home/username/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
*/15 * * * * rm -r .macromedia/Flash_Player

Saturday, January 26, 2013