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Grind My Gears

Workaround for garmin broken connect server

For a few days now I was unable to access the Garmin dashboard. The website would load ...

February 14, 2016

PWM on Udoo Using the i.MX6 - Update

A small update on the previous blog post.In the previous post I actually forgot to ment...

November 23, 2014

PWM on Udoo using the i.MX6

I have been very bad, not writing blog post. I guess that will be habit I am never goin...

November 17, 2014

Netflix, Rofi and more

NetflixYesterday somebody made a nice post mentioning that we might be able to get nati...

August 10, 2014

No documentation can be better then some documentation

I like documentation, even though I am not very good creating it myself (and hate mysel...

July 30, 2014

Ducky 2108 under linux

(Image from Mechanical Keyboards Holland)I know I haven't blogged in a long time, yet I...

July 19, 2014

Gnome 3 application under not Gnome

I do not use gnome anymore, haven’t for a reasonable time. I do however use some of the...

May 12, 2014

Google what are you doing to me

Google is becoming a bigger disappointment every day, today started off similar.This mo...

July 10, 2013

Interresting warning messages.

I unwrapped a HP ProCurve switched recently and this sticker was placed on the power so...

March 19, 2013

1309

Gtk+-3.0 can be very very frustrating. I am trying to get a label to ellipsize, sounds ...

January 11, 2013

How not to behave on irc

A guy comes in:11:15:17 Erin | cant get a certain folder to show in mpd its driving me ...

December 06, 2012

Fixing broken package on debian

I got the following error message when installing gnu-radio:  ?View Code BASH ...

November 29, 2012

Sync’able offline ToDo list.

I have been looking for a (very) long time now for a good todo list, I even wrote my ow...

October 28, 2012

Intel based laptop and the horror of multiple screens

My work laptop is a Dell Latitude E6410. Beside the fact that the audio output is possi...

September 12, 2012

Turbo Flame Lighter

I got a turbo flame lighter a few years back:Recently it started to get problems, the i...

August 29, 2012

GNOME3: The energy cost

I did a little bit of power profiling on my ubuntu laptop.  I noticed that, when runnin...

June 08, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04

This is a ‘beg’ to the ubuntu people.Please fix this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu...

May 06, 2012

Gnome3 weirdness

I just had (this  happend before, crappy intel drivers) had X go strange..I rebooted my...

April 03, 2012

1 day with Gnome3

Yesterday I gave GNOME 3 a try. So in the morning I had some time to set it up (I was s...

March 01, 2012

Ubuntu annoyances

I have been having a lot of annoying with the latest ubuntu… Help is welcome:A list of ...

January 17, 2012

Users, bug reports and I am at a loss

Maybe I should just stop doing opensource stuff, it seems I am totally unsuited for thi...

December 16, 2011

installing ubuntu 11.10 on pandaboard

First get the image here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/OMAP  (panda board wiki is not up...

December 07, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 beta

I tried ubuntu 11.10 beta on my laptop (amd k345 + 6 gig ram) and it been a really disa...

September 13, 2011

Airplanes riddle

The following 2 images are of an Airbus A319 Jet and a Airbus A320 Jet (given the infor...

August 30, 2011

Gnome 3 multi monitor support

Gnome 3 multi monitor support is _really_ bad.One of the things is that the secondary m...

August 25, 2011

An agenda application or the lack of pim on linux

I have am thinking about buying an Asus 10,1″ EEE Pad transformer. The reason I am look...

June 28, 2011

The filter bubbles

http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html interesting.

June 23, 2011

Nagscreen

I got so frustrated asking/pleading and begging for help, that I added a nagscreen to G...

June 09, 2011

more Gnome 3 / Gtk3 thoughts

How do I make gnome dim the backlight when on battery? I used to be able todo this. ...

May 08, 2011

GMPC 11.6: Help Wanted

It almost feels like I am doing nothing else then pleading for help. But here we go aga...

April 30, 2011

Natty G++ bug. Always fun

Bug report: http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=48822Code to trigger the bug: ...

April 29, 2011

Conky the power hungry monster

I upgraded my mini laptop to natty today, and because of all the commotion about the ex...

April 29, 2011

GMail gone bezerk

My gmail gone bezerk. I just saw I have 10001 contacts. (I have like 50, that got dupli...

April 17, 2011

Natty, bash strange tab completion?

In natty the bash-completion is bit stupid. f.e. if you typecat Docu<tab> </ta...

April 16, 2011

Natty: Where is my middle mouse button?

I just installed Natty (and gnome3 ppa), everything working fine. But my middle mouse b...

April 15, 2011

Changing versioning scheme

I am going to change, gmpc will be the first, the versioning scheme I am using.New sche...

April 15, 2011

The wonderfull world called Microsoft Office (2007)

This morning I lost one and half hours of work because powerpoint decided to hang on me...

March 20, 2011

GPX-Viewer: libchamplain weird errors

I have 2 very weird errors currently with gpx-viewer. The missing events.I am trying t...

February 16, 2011

Sad Sad Sad world

Akismet has protected your site from 37,090 spam comments already.

February 12, 2011

Gnome, scare tactics

This morning in the train, I saw my battery indicator in the panel turn dark red. Owh b...

February 09, 2011

Cheating the poll

It seems somebody is trying hard to have the treeview tooltip stay in GMPC.The current ...

February 09, 2011

Puzzled

Why is my code broken because vala developers decided that the string.str is something ...

January 26, 2011

GTK Question

I have a custom GtkContainer class that nicely  orders widgets in an array, supports he...

January 08, 2011

PandaBoard: Fancy new hardware

A week ago the PandaBoard/ was announced and I WANT ONE. (but no money..)But one thing ...

October 25, 2010

All hail the great banshee

I from time to time use banshee to put music on my ipod. It is not perfect, it is slow ...

October 17, 2010

Squeezeboxcenterserver 7.5

They just release squeezeboxserver (or how they call it this week) 7.5.  So like a fait...

April 11, 2010

GMPC, a new release is due. Maybe!

I have been working on and off on the new GMPC release.Until now there have been 3 pre-...

February 07, 2010

USB Problems

This is a problem I am experience with the last 4 pc’s I had.  It randomly starts happe...

September 29, 2009

Ipod Touch os 3.1

I have been using it since it was released and I am getting more and more unhappy about...

September 17, 2009

osX update

I just ran the latest osX update.. Just a warning, it completely failed here and got in...

May 12, 2009

Grind My Gears: Brasero idiocity

This, today, totally pissed me off.I wanted to burn a file on a cd, so in nautilus I ty...

April 02, 2009