'Ubuntu' Category

  • Book meme

    November 11, 2008

    Picking up the meme from jono and matthew, here’s my meme: “a state of emergency became the rule” – The Dachau Concentration Camp, 1933 to 1945 Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t dig for […]

  • MySQL update puts my box to test

    August 29, 2008

    Wanna test your box performance, both its hard disk and memory? Try setting up a +370 table database, and then build a huge MySQL update file. Run it and get something like this:

  • Firefox is a hungry mother!

    August 11, 2008

    Here I’m working with my humble Dual Processor, 2 GB RAM running Ubuntu 8.04.1, AMD64 edition. I was talking to a colleague / friend of mine and he told me that he (with his 7 GB RAM on a Mac OS) has his firefox eating some 750 MB. So I decided to see how much […]

  • My top 10 commands for July, 2008

    July 16, 2008

    Taking inspiration from earobinson’s top commands, I’ve decided to publish my own list of top 10 commands. Running the following command: history | awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’ | sort -rn | head Brings the following list of top 10 commands: 66 ls 40 sudo 37 cd 36 httperf 36 […]

  • Wine rocks my world

    July 7, 2008

    Ubuntu is probably the best Linux distribution out there, but sometimes you need to use software that’s only available on Windows. What do you do? Give Wine a chance. As its website states, Wine is a free implementation of Windows on Unix. Installation on Ubuntu is pretty straight forward, so you should not have problems […]

  • Transparent Pidgin chat windows

    July 1, 2008

    If you have Ubuntu with the Compiz effects enabled, it’s pretty easy to control which application windows you want with some transparency. On this post I’ll show you how to set your Pidgin windows with a 90% opacity. Go to the Compiz settings manager by clicking System -> Preferences -> Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. On […]

  • Show what music you are playing on Pidgin

    June 30, 2008

    So you want the world to know what cool tunes you are currently listening to on your Ubuntu? Well, perhaps not the whole world, but at least your IM contacts. First thing you need is to be using Pidgin, and your favorite music player (I use Rhythmbox), since we will install a plugin to link […]

  • My desktop: Windows XP on Ubuntu through VMWare

    June 27, 2008

    Since I normally need to test different applications (almost all of them built with CakePHP) to make sure they work on different browsers (including IE7), I’ve recently installed VMWare over my Ubuntu Hardy to use Windows XP. This is how my desktop looks like when running it (click on the image to get the larger […]

  • Simple backup script for Ubuntu

    June 27, 2008

    Trying to prevent myself from another home fiasco, I’ve decided to build a simple script to backup some of my directories. There are a lot of scripts / backup tools out there, but I just wanted to build my own for the fun of it, and since what I really wanted was to create a […]

  • Delete files from command line to Trash in Ubuntu 8.04

    June 17, 2008

    I should’ve probably entitled this post “Learn from your mistakes”. Yesterday I was getting rid of the Windows partition in favor of a VMWare installation of Windows XP on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) so I decided it was time to reclaim the space used by Windows and use it for my home partition. No […]

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