This year’s SavvyRoo 2015 April Fools’s Day prank is a simple button that shouldn’t be touched. If you do touch it, it breaks all the colors.
Occasionally, a git source code repository needs to have something removed from it permanently, even from the history.
When you log into an Ubuntu box on the command line, the first thing you see is the “message of the day” (motd). It may have something like this in it:
*** /dev/sda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot ***
which doesn’t go away even after rebooting. Here is how to solve that problem.
When I install the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, I like to install some additions and tweak some settings. This list was last updated when I upgraded to Firefox 24.5.
When I install the Mozilla Firefox web browser, I like to install some additions and tweak some settings. This list was last updated when I upgraded to Firefox 29.0.
I would really like a better DVD player for Christmas. Something with these features:
- Skip all the cruft and just play the movie.
- Remember your place in the last 20 DVDs you have watched.
- Automatically enable subtitles on every movie
It is not as easy to produce dates in this format in Java as it should be. I needed to format dates like this for creating an XML Sitemap file.
My currency conversion website coinmill.com has a subdomain for each language. It supports over 40 languages. The entire domain is tracked in a single Google Analytics account. I wanted to know which subdomains were performing best and which were performing worst, and how that was changing over time. (more…)
Ubuntu has started to support USB audio. When I plug in a USB speaker or headset, it gets recognized and installed automatically. However there are some bugs:
- The USB sound device does not get selected automatically. This is especially annoying for headphones. When you plug in analog headphones, the sound automatically switches to them and the main speakers turn off.
- The volume settings are turned way up for the device. Ideally it would remember the volume settings from the last time the device was plugged in.
- When the computer goes to sleep, the volume of usb devices gets turned way up on wake.
I discovered that I could address these shortcomings by creating a script.