dammIT

A rantbox

Mon 13 September 2010

A new domain

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

You might have noticed that this weblog has moved. It's still exactly the same rantbox as it has always been - hopefully with more regular updates than it has seen for quite a while - but now you can find it on its own domain: dammit.nl. Links to the old aquariusoft …

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Wed 01 September 2010

dammIT, MSc

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

It started last Monday morning when I read this mail from the guys supervising the practical course I had saved for last:

Hi Michiel,

Congrats, your solution just passed our tests without any problems, so you passed the practical!

Not long thereafter, an email was received stating my grade had …

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Mon 23 August 2010

Dotting the i's

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I just submitted the software and documentation of my second-to-last practical, leaving me alone with my very last course to finish. I will dive into it tomorrow and hopefully will have tackled all issues before Friday. That should give me some time to document everything and submit.

And then I'LL …

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Sat 03 July 2010

We are married!

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

We interrupt this broadcast for a public service announcement.

Friday the 2nd of July 2010 at 13:00h CET, Michiel Scholten and Ineke Post got married at Castle Assumburg and became mr and mrs Scholten. Lots of pictures were taken, lots of fun was had. Pictures will follow.

Thank you …

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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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