Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Bash

Two things that improve my bash productivity – stopping the cursor keys inserting characters in vim and history search in bash. Edit ~/.vimrc or /etc/vim/vimrc (for system wide) and add turn off vi compatibility: set nocompatible The latter can be … Continue reading

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Install web applications locally on Ubuntu

I was talking with someone yesterday who is hacking a WordPress theme together. If you work with web sites, being able to run a site locally allows testing, experimentation, developing new themes and even just checking that a software update … Continue reading

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Huawei E1550 in Ubuntu 10.04.1

Judging by my server logs, there are lots of people trying to use the Huawei E1550 with Ubuntu. I posted a howto around this time last year but have been getting a lot of mail on it recently so thought … Continue reading

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Fleshing out an idea

Yesterday, I posted that perhaps we should encourage new users to spend more time in the live environment before they install. I suggested that we do this by means of a welcome application. Generally, people seemed to like the idea … Continue reading

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Live environments

Update: Apologies if you tried to post a comment, I hadn’t realised there was a problem with the reCaptcha. I might well be miles off the mark (I haven’t researched anything) but I’ve a feeling most of our new users … Continue reading

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Maverick Meerkat – Simples

Watching TV earlier, it occurs to me that we really need to link the next release with the unbelievably popular Compare the Meerkat adverts. I can’t be the first person to have thought this – seriously this is not a … Continue reading

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Advocacy by not advocating

We have Ubuntu installed on two of the machines at home and recently, after losing a Windows restore disc, I suggested installing Ubuntu 10.04 on her Dell 1545 after my suggestion. As installations go, it was relatively painless – certainly … Continue reading

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Blogging platforms

Has anyone else noticed a large amount of ping backs to link farms from Planet Ubuntu feeds over the last few days? I’m getting a fair few. I’d give an example but if I link to a site that takes … Continue reading

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Ubuntu spot the difference

After writing documentation for many years, once in a while I come across a post on the Internet that makes me wonder why I bother. So I thought we could turn it into a game. Basically it’s like spot the … Continue reading

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Samsung NC10 – a pleasant Ubuntu experience

It’s another year and I’m deploying next week. One of the few perks that entails is VAT exemption at PC World. I had decided some time ago to retire my Acer Aspire One A110L, this seems a sensible opportunity. I … Continue reading

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