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Quick Tip: Clear Terminal Command History

The Linux Cauldron

terminal

If you’ve ever wanted to erase your command history (much like your browser history), take note of these two commands:

List history of entered commands:

 history

Clear the history of entered commands:

history -c

That’s it. There really isn’t a huge reason to clear the command cache other than cleaning your slate, just in case you did something you are not supposed to 😉

_professor

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APPLE SPICE CAKE

Dear Domesticity Diary

Apple Spice CakeThis is a super delicious, moist cake which is quick and easy to whip up. Naturally sweetened with apples, raisins and a little bit of honey, the cake contains no sugar and only a little bit of butter so in my book, it is a winner!

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples, peeled and cut finely
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup boiling hot strong rooibos tea (or plain boiling water)
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds

Method:

Combine apples, raisins, spices, butter, baking soda and honey in a bowl. Pour over the tea and stir until the butter has fully melted.  Add in the flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.

Pour mixture into a lined, round cake tin and sprinkle the surface…

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Can Design Save the PC? Here are 10 Cool ‘Yesses’

Chris Morris: Journalist

The trs-80increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has prompted doomsayers to (once again) begin the deathwatch for laptops and desktops.

The consumer technology market has come a long way since August 1977, when RadioShack introduced the TRS 80, the market’s first complete, preassembled small-computer system. The Level I basic came with 4K of RAM, a monitor, a cassette, and all needed cables and adaptors. It sold for $599.95.

Read more at CNBC.com

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My memories of Georgetown (DC)

I can remember being about 7 or eight years old and I was hanging out with my mom.  It was a cold winter’s day, there was ice and snow on the ground and I had my bugs bunny hat on.  

Whatever happened to that hat?

We had gotten bored being in the house and my grandparents had left for church.  So, as was typical my mother would take me to Georgetown.

This all took place in the very early 90’s.  At that time there was a toy store known as FAO Schwartz,  it was somewhere you would find me quite often.  I’ll never forget the big dinosaur feet that stood at it’s entrance.

Too bad that store closed years ago, in fact, it was a long long time ago and no, it was not a very good year at all, although I was close to seventeen at the time.

True story

The title is about  the changes I have observed in Georgetown and one thing about change is that it can be for the good or the bad.

In these cases it has been for the bad at least for me personally and I have no doubt that it has affected others negatively as well. After all, I wasn’t the only kid that ever went there, that ever enjoyed looking at the plush dog that could do flips.

Do you remember the days when you could just go to a toy-store and no one tried to rush you out of it?  I do.

Over twenty years have gone by since that scene at the outset, and gone are several more wonderful places I frequented as a child.

1.  FAO Shwartz

2. Learningsmith

3.Barnes and Noble

4. B-Dalton

5. Commander Salamander

6. The Little Tavern

7. Uno’s

Of those the one that is the most recently closed down is Uno’s.  I remember going there and ordering the Jambalaya Pizza.  It was so tasty, although it hasn’t been on the menu in years.

The thing about places like there is that they tend to be where you go with the people you love, the memories I have of them take me back to a very happy time in my life.  A  time when we all were much younger, before certain one’s in my family grew old, got sick or died.

Such is life I guess.

At this point I will call it quits on this post for now but soon, I will talk about what happened to these wonderful places.