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Cron: pam_unix (cron:session): session opened/closed for user root by (uid=0)

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2012-07-12 02:00

This is my week of playing around with mail servers and I have been keeping an eye on the logs on a regular basis. I noticed that the auth.log was riddled with millions of these pointless (from my POV anyhow) log entries:

CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session closed for user root

Take control of your Firefox! Force tab usage and disable _blank and browser resizing

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2008-01-02 00:07

(What an attention seeking title :S)

I find it highly annoying when Firefox allows certain pop-ups to open when I click on form elements such as textfields etc. I also find it highly annoying when it allows windows to resize the browser - nothing like clicking a link and the next second finding the browser in a minuscule rectangle on the top left of your screen. While I'm at it, I also dislike websites using the "_blank" attribute to force a link to load in a new window.

The following are the steps to rectify this:

    Evil apple updater

    Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2007-12-28 01:05

    What the fuck is with the Apple updater always asking me to install Quicktime or Quicktime + iTunes when I don't have either software on my PC? I only installed a beta version of Safari. It's an updater. Not an installer. What's with every company going through a phase of this opt-out bullshit.

    O hearken to me
    All ye marketing morons
    Fucking die already!


    Incidentally, the current beta of Safari crashes every time I open it in XP SP2 :S

    Removing trailing whitespace in Eclipse

    Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2007-06-24 17:30

    I suck at regex. But the fact that Eclipse leaves trailing whitespace everywhere is pretty fucking annoying. Although, this will apparently be solved in 3.3, that's still a month or so away (IIRC). Anyways, while I normally just use a   $ regex search (whitespace switches don't like working in Eclipse's find dialog) to repeatedly weed out the bastards, today, I came across a more robust expression. Here goes:

    Find: [\t ]+(?:(\n)|$)

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