## Fixing group permissions in sshfs via OSXfuse

One could mount SSHFS partitions on a Mac OS X system via OSXfuse and MacFusion to access remote files securely as if the files were stored locally. However, group permission seems to not be preserved (get a permission denied message). This post shows how one could fix it by using the -o defer_permissions options.

## How programs run on Linux

This is an excellent article describing how statically linked programs run on Linux.

## Screen brightness after suspend in Ubuntu

Many laptops have their screens dimmed after returning from “suspend” and cannot get back to their original brightness. The bug hasn’t been fixed for 3 years. A fix is provided in the bug report by putting something like the following in /etc/rc.local:

brt=cat /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
abrt=cat /sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/actual_brightness
if (( $brt !=$abrt )) ; then