Category: Linux

  • Yep, I’m a hacker

    So, recently I started putting together a home music server.  I got all the basics up without too much hassle, but didn’t get around actually installing music collection. After getting back to it, I quickly figured out that the raspberry pi doesn’t put out enough current on its USB ports to drive a 2.5″ spinning…

  • Music server on the cheap

    I used to keep all my music on my mac, but after downsizing to a smaller (but zillion times faster) SSD drive, I can’t seem to jam everything in any more.  So, I’ve been using a portable 500Gb USB drive to keep my music.  Gets the job done, but even though its small, its hassle…

  • Setting gnome-do summon binding on Ubuntu 14.04

    There’s a bug somewhere with gnome-do‘s key binding set up interface.  It wouldn’t let me set <Control>space as for the summons action (which I’ve used pretty much since the down of time, or at least as long as I’ve been using Quicksilver on Mac.)  At first I thought it was a conflict with an existing…

  • Another Stop on Road to VIM Mastery

    command-t Quick file searching.  Similar to Fast Open in Komodo.  Installation is slightly annoying (needs ruby and ruby-dev to configure, and c compiler to build.)

  • Next Stop on Road to VIM mastery

    Nerdcommenter Language specific block comments.  Oh, yeah, that’s much better.

  • Sacrilege!

    Running Win8 style window decorations on my Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu.  Flat is the new black.

  • Not the Legos I had when I was a kid…

    Upcoming Lego Mindstorms EV3 to include iOS support | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Want!

  • Fixing 2 Factor Authentication for Google Talk in Pidgin

    After noticing that my contact list in Pidgin was a lot shorter than usual, I figured out that I wasn’t connecting to Google Talk anymore. Some where along the line, I forgot to update my Pidgin account settings for 2 factor authentication .  Wasn’t super clear how to do that, but SuperUser set me straight:…

  • Like an iMac, but Ubuntu.

    Meet The $799 All-in-One Ubuntu PC from System76 | OMG! Ubuntu! Pretty nice, but I don’t see them moving a lot of them at that price point.

  • Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10

    Prefer GNOME Shell? Download Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog. Another way to get the Ubuntu you know and love, minus that frigging Unity crap.