dammIT

A rantbox


Sat 15 May 2010

Windows-only bios updaters and me

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

So I have this nice shiny light laptop (the Samsung X360). It came with Microsoft Vista pre-installed, but I never even booted it; I wiped it and installed Ubuntu on it immediately. It's working quite fine, except for some minor issues with its screen's backlight being a bit quirky (it …

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Fri 07 May 2010

Experts Exchange

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Stack Overflow is a lot nicer as a source for good technical advice, but Experts Exchange still has quite some answers too; might come in handy for a second opinion/solution on which you can base your own. expert-sexchange is much less annoying with this bit of CSS added to …

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Fri 30 April 2010

How to change the looks of Ubuntu 10.04's GDM

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Ubuntu's GDM still does not have a settings window where you can change looks to your liking. However, there are some tricks to still be able to do just that.

First, open a terminal and type the following command:

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart …

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Fri 23 April 2010

Fixed my weblog

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Soooo, it appears there was some small programming error which broke sessions in my self-written weblog software. This kinda blocked me from posting here. Combined with a rather busy life and me twittering small blurps instead of writing larger posts this led to dammIT be really neglected.

I plan on …

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