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December 13, 2006

#196: Command Line Fu

Command Line Fu

[[Two men talking]]

Man 2: Last night I was watching videos with this girl and my monitors kept turning off - even though I had disabled power save.

Man 1: Odd.

Man 2: However! I wrote a command to jiggle the mouse pointer every couple minutes to keep it from going idle.

Man 1: Not the first hack I’d try, but see? Linux has problems, but it gives you the tools to deal with them - and save your date!

Man 2: Actually, I was half an hour into the pointer scripting documentation when she got dressed and left.