Archive for October, 2013

Take screenshot of a selected area

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment

You want to take a screenshot of a selected area of the screen.

Launch gnome-screenshot and choose “Select area to grab”.

Classic way
I used to take a screenshot of the whole screen (under Ubuntu just press the PrtScn button), then crop it with Gimp. You can also copy the screenshot to the clipboard and paste it to Gimp.

Read more here.

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DigitalOcean rocks

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Do you know DigitalOcean? If not, then go check out their home page.

You can buy a virtual private server (VPS) at them for 5 USD only. It has 512 MB RAM, 20 GB SSD, and 1 TB transfer limit. For this price you get a (virtual) server with root access. Then you do with it whatever you want. Do you want to host your PHP home page? Do you want to try how to host a Python or Rails web app.? Just create a VPS and play with it. It’s also a good way to learn more about system administration.

They have professional support, they reply within minutes. They have excellent tutorials. They have promos! Follow them on Twitter to keep up-to-date.

There is a site called DigitalOcean Promo Code that collects promotional codes :)

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HTML Best Practices for Beginners

October 28, 2013 Leave a comment

If you need to create HTML pages from time to time, here are some great tips:

30 HTML Best Practices for Beginners

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October 26, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve never used Lua but I heard a lot about it. Here is a post that lists its good and bad parts:

Lua: Good, bad, and ugly parts

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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

October 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Since last week I have upgraded 3 machines on Ubuntu 13.10. Everything went flawlessly. After restart I had the feeling that I still have the 13.04 :) So far this upgrade has been the easiest.

Well, on one machine the date and time indicator disappeared from the top panel, but a

killall unity-panel-service

solved the issue. (Tip from here.)

Update (20140228)
It is added to my jabbatron installer script under the main menu entry “(140) Ubuntu“.

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Awesome images

October 23, 2013 Leave a comment
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FTL: Faster than Light

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

The last weekend I was at the RuPy 2013 conference in Budapest, Hungary. It was awesome! I met lots of cool people who share the same interests as me. I had a great time.

During the conference some guys played a game that turned out to be FTL: Faster than Light. I also tried it and it’s really addictive :) It’s multi-platform; it runs flawlessly on my Linux box.


Some links:

Thanks Füli for showing me how to play this game :)

Update (20131111)
A free update is on its way! Teaser video here.

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