"A year and half ago I ended a two year experiment using Windows as my daily driver OS. In short, I felt WSL had too many wrinkles that annoyed me. I switched back to Linux and it was like coming home after being away for too long.
Since then I've tried a number of distros and desktop environments, and I believe I have finally settled on Fedora KDE Plasma Desktop Edition."
"I’ve been running Connman instead of NetworkManager for a week since it is supposed to be more lightweight. Lightweight is good.
However, I had really weird problems with DNS, where some hosts wouldn’t resolve.
$ ping outlook.office365.com PING outlook.office365.com (18.104.22.168) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=1 ttl=238 time=44.7 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=2 ttl=238 time=44.6 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=3 ttl=238 time=44.8 ms ^C --- outlook."
"I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon that has a 14 inch screen with a 2560x1440 resolution. While not quite Retina Display quality, it still has enough pixels to make everything on the screen appear tiny with a regular 96 DPI setting. Trying to fix this in browsers by increasing font sizes breaks quite a few sites, while custom DPI settings works better.
Firefox Open about:config and set the property layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to the desired value, in my case 1."
"Last fall, we moved the Qwaya Facebook ads tool from a single host on Rackspace to a clustered Docker based environment on AWS. This is the first blog post of hopefully more that I’m writing to remember what we did. I’ve planned two more posts, one on how we handle CI and one on container orchestration.
Why Docker? The task at hand was not “Move to docker”, it was “get out of single host hosting”."
"Setting up the integriy.st OpenVPN on NetworkManager is easier than the official docs describe. Instead of manually entering all the data, you can use the client.ovpn file included in the .zip downloaded.
When creating the OpenVPN connection, select “Import a saved OpenVPN configuration …”.
Then select the client.ovpn file. You probably want a better connection name than “client” so make one up and fill it in. Enter your username and password, save and connect."
"Following along the Deploying Rails book, I stumbled immediately when vagrant up hung showing;
Waiting for VM to boot. This can take a few minutes. even though the server in fact had booted ok.
I found a solution in the mailing list from a Stefano Pallica:
Boot in GUI mode:
:::ruby config.vm.boot_mode = :gui Login to the server when booted.
Edit /etc/rc.local and add the following before exit 0:"
"I’ve switched back and forth a lot to try to find a todo list solution that works for me. Gina Trapani’s todo.txt is the latest one, and while not perfect I do find it useable.
I have two zenity scripts mapped to keyboard shortcuts that allows me to quickly add and check off todo’s:"
"At least in the server world, Linux has won.
Here in Sweden, Microsoft has an inexplicable stronghold, even in the server room. The last time Craig Larman, Valtechs Chief Scientist, was here he noted that nowhere did he see as large proportion of server side windows as in Sweden - and Denmark.
I don’t know what makes swedes pay for stuff others get for free. Perhaps the high taxes have made us used to money disappearing?"
"I’ve tried a few tools to do screencasts, my favorite so far is Wink.
Easy to use Manual capturing Insertion of text into images Multiple export formats "
"I’ve created a Gnome Panel Applet to monitor Luntbuild builds. This is basically a spike to try out the Ruby-GTK2 library and the Luntbuild API but it works so I might as well release it.