Monthly Archives: March 2008

Props to Whoever Fixed the Tablet Swivel Audio Problem…

Now, I never really investigated why this happened, but whenever I swiveled the screen around on my Lenovo X61 Tablet (running Ubuntu) the sound would die. A reboot would fix it, but it was an annoyance that I was hoping … Continue reading

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Adapt, and Get Coding!

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from my plunges into open source hacking, its that the most valuable talent you can have is adapting to code bases you’ve never seen before. Sure, being able to write efficient, clean code … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code!

So through talking to same of the guys in the FFmpeg project , I’m going to try my hand at multimedia coding and getting into the Google Summer of Code! The qualification task that they’ve asked me to perform is … Continue reading

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A Little Hack for the Dvorak users out there…

For those of you who use dvorak, you might find yourself wanting to switch back to QWERTY on the fly. Say for instance you want to play a game that arranged its controls assuming that you were a QWERTY guy, … Continue reading

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The Accidental Polyphasic Sleeper

This week, I’ve experienced pretty much a destabilization of my Circadian rhythm. Although this sounds [really] bad, it really is quite a cool experience. I’m not sure how it all happened, but over the weekend, I got way too much … Continue reading

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Praise For the Kernel

I just needed to express how impressed I just found myself with how well the linux kernel was working this morning. I was on my AMD X2 3800 processor (dual core, about 2-3? years old) and was simultaneously listening to … Continue reading

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My Ubuntu Bug Hunting Week!

In the upcoming week, I plan on diving into a little Ubuntu bug hunting. This is one notable thing that is missing on my resume that I’m building in an attempt to become an Ubuntu Master of the Universe contributor. … Continue reading

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The Code for Two New Compiz Animations

Well, here it is, the code for “Helix” and for “Blinds”. Right now, neither of these are in the Compiz Git repositories, so you’ll need to compile the code yourself by replacing the entire plugins-main/src/animation directory with the code you … Continue reading

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Breaking a dpkg Addiction with Gentoo

“Hello. My name is Kevin, and I’m a dpkg addict. Its been 3 days since my last apt-get…” Dpkg is the package management system for the *buntu’s and for Debian. Don’t get me wrong here, its a great and versatile … Continue reading

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