Category Archives: Linux

Typesafe’s Reactive Straw man

In their quest to promote Reactive, Typesafe is beating up a straw man by portraying blocking I/O in a particularly stupid way which is rarely (if ever) done in practice. In a recent webinar, I found this slide which suggests … Continue reading

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Leafpad > gedit

I want a simple, fast and lightweight text editor for my Linux desktop. I don’t want to learn a lot of new arcane key bindings, so not Vim or Emacs. I want a real GUI desktop application, not a console … Continue reading

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How to fix keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly use Swedish keyboard layout, but I keep the English layout around in case I would like to temporary switch to it. Ubuntu 14.04 sometimes mess this up and I suddenly get English layout when I log in. I … Continue reading

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Running Adobe Lightroom 4.4 in Ubuntu 14.04

I use Adobe Lightroom 4.4 for photo editing. There is one very annoying aspect of this program, it is not available for Linux (only for Windows and Max OS X). In order to run Lightroom on my computer, I had … Continue reading

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Running Jetty as a service in Ubuntu Linix

Jetty is a popular open source Java application server. In order to run it as a service on a Linux server, they recommend using a horribly overcomplicated and quite fragile script. In Ubuntu server, there is a better way. Leverage … Continue reading

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Running Adobe Lightroom 4.4 in Linux

I use Adobe Lightroom 4.4 for photo editing. There is one very annoying aspect of this program, it is not available for Linux (only for Windows and Max OS X). In order to run Lightroom on my computer, I had … Continue reading

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GIMP 2.8 in Ubuntu 12.04

This is no longer relevant, since the PPA have updated to GIMP 2.8.10, which has fixed the bug. If you use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you only have access to the old GIMP 2.6 in the standard repositories. This is unfortunate … Continue reading

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Using AAC music files in Android

If you have an file with .aac extension, it is AAC encoded audio in an ADTS container. If you want to play such file on an Android device, you have problems. Android 2.x does not support this file format at … Continue reading

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How to add password protection to GRUB2

These instructions are tested with Ubuntu desktop 12.04, but will probably be useful in other Linux distros with GRUB2 as well. The goal is to block everything except booting the default system. In paricular, it should not be possible for … Continue reading

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Bachata Linux

Based on what I have desscribed in the two previous posts, I have now made a Linux distribution with an install CD. It is called Bachata Linux, check it out here.

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