Automatically remount filesystems on reboot

Recently, I took a quick look at the Unix concept of mount points. Performing the mount command is a nice easy way to get access to something on a one-off.

A lot of the time, however, you'll want to set it up so the system permanently mounts said filesystem - so on reboot, you don't have to run all of the commands again.

On Linux (and possibly other systems ...

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Firefox tip - ultra-quick searching on the current page

Firefox's Find on this page functionality is great. A quick Ctrl-F (or Cmd-F on OS X) and you can use the live searching functionality to find a particular word or phrase located on the current page.

However, there's actually an even quicker way to invoke this functionality.

If you type the / key, then just type what you are searching for, Firefox opens a Quick Find box at the ...

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Command line tricks - sending yourself email

It might sound like a rather strange thing to do, but sending yourself email from the command line can prove extremely handy in a lot of circumstances. For example, I have a script that runs every week on my server that emails me and reminds me to copy the latest backups off that actual machine (in case of hard drive failure).

Now there are certain prerequsites for this process, namely ...

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