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Artful Aardvark comes out THURSDAY. UPDATE.


It has been a long time since I was this happy about an OS update. :) Freedom looks great on it, and damn the kernel is NICE. I'm running it on my GPD WIN and stuff works. Not everything, mind, the screen dimmer isn't quite there yet but everything else is quite sweet. I'll have […]

Make that 2 systems


So, I got two systems that even together were less than one system from Lenovo or Alienware. First is Beast, it's an ASUS gaming laptop. GTX980/4G with 3.3THz i7, 32 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of 7200 rpm hard drive. It's 17.3" screen, and 10 pounds, so it is a monster. Ubuntu runs […]

Well, yes.


It's amazingly cool to be able to sit in front of a Unix workstation that you helped build, using open-source apps to design 3D parts to be printed on an open-sourced 3D printer, then flown on your open-sourced quad drone. DIY is 1000x better when you get the help of an army of other DIYers. […]

On A Recent Suggestion


If C is really too hard and you need Rust to manage memory for you, if managing the lifetime of your data is too difficult, how could you possibly handle data that changes type at runtime? Why isn't that too complex? People talk about how great C++ and Java are, but there is literally nothing […]

WD-IRL


If you don't grok the acronym, don't worry about it. OK, so I was reading about this Parrot AR Drone I have, how to mod and work with the software on it, and it turns out the sucker can run an Ubuntu chroot, all you have to do is give it some USB storage and […]

FUCK


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Gnome 3 Header Bar + Unity = OK


Are your Gnome 3 apps that use the GtkHeaderBar putting the buttons on the wrong side under Unity, and it's ugly? Open up dconf-editor and set the value in org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout to 'close,minimize,maximize:' Make sure to put the colon at the end, and no spaces between anything! This will swap the buttons to the correct […]