Archive for January, 2011

Show Progress Bar During dd Copy

There are a number of ways of showing the progress of a dd copy. The easiest is sending the USER1 signal to the dd process, like: dd if=FILE1 of=FILE2 pkill -USER1 dd But that only gives a current status – eg 12345678 bytes transferred (11.77MB) … [8.56MB/s]. Not that helpful if you want an ongoing […]

Solo Runs In Alien Swarm (Optionally With Bots)

Alien Swarm is still a fun game, and after a quick session this evening I felt like giving a solo run a try. Problem is, if you go to “Play online” and try to start by yourself the game complains that “This mission requires at least two players playing”. Fortunately, the developers were kind enough […]

Polish Demotivational Posters

I have some images up on this blog, images that are sometimes linked to. I occasionally check out who is checking out what, and found out that one of the mosaics I generated a few years ago is being used in what appears to be a demotivational poster. You can see it at http://demotywatory.pl/2483873/Jestesmy-tym-wszystkim. Google […]