Category: Linux

It’s almost too easy with a Raspberry Pi

I am part of – a local social media monitoring service built on a LAMP stack. We are the server itself, but also quite a few older laptops. They do have a couple of downsides though: Big (-ish) Clunky Noisy

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Ubuntu 10.4 – up with only one quirk so far

This morning I let my Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade itself to 10.4. The upgrade itself ran fine with only a few interruptions where I had to confirm or deny changes to configuration files for PHP etc. As I landed at the

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Karmic Koala – post install notes

Installed Ubuntu 9.10 a few days ago. Everything seemed OK (very very nice actually) except for a little network performance glitch that may also bother you.  Canonical has once again taken Linux one step further away from the status of

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Javascript performance on current browsers

Found this little test which gives an indicator as to Javascript performance in your browser. On my system (Windows XP on two year old Lenovo T60p laptop) i tried to run it ten times on my browsers with all plugins

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Netbooks – the necessary new design test-tool

Writing this on my Lenovo S10e netbook, I am furious. It’s before mid-day and yet I have had two experiences of software designs that did not consider netbooks a platform – or at least the new low screen resolution these

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Netbooks growing up

This post is written on my new netbook – a Lenovo ideapad s10e. Actually I had given up on netbooks. My first one was an Asus EEE PC 900 with SSD and that machine was a serious disappointment. I have

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Ubuntu two-finger scrolling

My brother is now a fairly long time Mac-user. I haven’t gone down that road (yet). Last night he was here and i showed him my Asus EEE (which is currently running Ubuntu 8.10). “Cool” – he said. “It supports

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Generate PDF files from PHP

For a web project I needed to create invoices, to be downloaded or e-mailed to clients in PDF format. The platform is PHP and the documentation for this almost exclusively describe PDFLib for this purpose. I am sure PDFLib is

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Simple VPN setup

Up until today, I have had to make important files from the shares of my home Linux server available as Windows Offline files to have them readily available on the road. I could sftp to my home server and fetch

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Feisty Fawn screen resolution issues

Important: Before you begin, back up your xorg.conf file – a misconfiguration may leave you without a GUI. Apparently Ubuntu 7.04 does not know either my graphics card (Intel 810) and/or monitor (Dell FP1701). The monitor – one of Dell’s

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