Posted Dec 3, 2011 3:35 UTC (Sat) by jackb (subscriber, #41909)
In reply to: DM-Steg by gmaxwell
Parent article: DM-Steg
Now that you mention it I do seem to have a tendency to apply sledgehammer types of solutions to computer problems.
Besides using a symlink to /dev/null for .bash_history I once built a framework for generating initramfs images that avoided the difficulties of static linking all pretenses of elegance or efficiency by just throwing the entire contents of /etc /bin /lib* and /sbin into a giant cpio file.
Then there was the time that I was annoyed by automatic vt console blanking so I found the line in the kernel that stores the default timeout value and patched it to 0 (disabled)...