My amazing aluminium lunchbox: Using a NUC5i3 as HTPC, web server, cloud server and living room gaming PC
I never did buy that Intel NUC D34010WYKH, the home server upgrade that I recognised some two months back was a completely frivolous investment. I didn’t buy it…
Seriously? Moralizing about the use of colour on a console? Who the Hell are you, the Talibash?
Why I desperately require and really don’t need an Intel NUC D34010WYKH
This is my tech lust. I desire this consumer object like non-technical people crave the most recent iphone model. I have perfectly serviceable server hardware but it leaves…
Everything in it’s Right Place 5: Toggles or Now you see it, now you don’t
This is the fifth and final post in a series on achieving an orderly desktop environment in GNOME 3, using no add-ons, only old school hacks. See also…
NetworkManager and intermittent lags in Steam Home-streaming
Steam in-home streaming is great. I can play graphics/CPU intensive games on my laptop sitting on my couch. Or I can let the (Windows) laptop run Spelunky while…
Why GNOME keybindings silently resist customization
Note: This relates GNOME Shell 3.10 in Ubuntu 14.04. Other versions may differ and YMMV. The keybindings of GNOME Shell can be changed using the system settings windows…
The first bit
I was wondering how to explain the concept of a ‘bit’ when the thought struck me that we have a perfect illustration in Genesis, chapter 1: 3 And God…
Alphanumericalize: Filename munging music file names in ABCDE
Rip-roaring and rigorous
Is Bolt CMS more than just WordPress Lite?
I’ve got blogs and I’ve got blogs. That is to say, I’ve got three public facing blogs (this one, one on gaming and one general themed) and then…
Ubuntu Revisited: Back in Brown with 14.04 Trusty Tahr
My pseudo-review of Arch made me realize that it wasn’t the right distribution for me anymore. Not really a critique as should be evident from the pros and…
Xmouse for Windows is brilliant. And it makes a mockery of any linux desktop user’s claim to having the more customizable user environment. Well at least as far…
Everything in it’s Right Place 4: Launch and switch
This is the fourth post in a series on achieving an orderly desktop environment in GNOME 3, using no add-ons, only old school hacks. See also the first,…
Arch Linux: The
ReviewPros and Cons
Linux distribution reviews are a regular feature of linux journalism. Twice a year a new Ubuntu release sees the light of day and sometimes they are deemed worthy…
Everything in it’s Right Place 3: Setting dedicated workspaces with devil’s pie
This is the third post in a series on achieving an orderly desktop environment in GNOME 3, using no add-ons, only old school hacks. See also the first…
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