Archive for November, 2013

30 Technologies in 30 Days

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Shekhar Gulati took on the challenge of learning 30 new technologies in 30 days and blogging about each day. He hasn’t missed a day. His goal is to get familiar with many of the new technologies being used in the developer community and how each one can work on OpenShift. See the landing page of all the technologies he’s learned so far.” (from OpenShift newsletter, Nov. 2013)

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Basic Data Structures and Algorithms in the Linux Kernel

November 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Improve your shitty posture

November 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Do you sit hours in front of your computer every day? Then very likely you have a bad posture. Here is how to improve it:

from reddit

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Lots of Ruby conference videos

November 13, 2013 Leave a comment
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The Humble Store

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment


The Humble Store is a permanent addition to the Humble site that allows customers to buy great games at great prices 24/7 for PC, Mac, Linux and Android. The list of games is updated daily!

Today I bought for instance Euro Truck Simulator 2 for $6.25. Good bargain :)

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The difference between 4 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM

November 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Yesterday at my workplace I got +4 GB RAM; now I have 8 GB RAM in my machine. The difference? It’s huge! I was suffering with 4 GB, it was damn slow. When I launched VirtualBox it simply bacame unusable. And now? It’s fast :) I can run Firefox, VirtualBox, PyCharm, etc. at the same time without any problem.

Conclusion: 4 GB sucks, 8 GB rulz.

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take a screenshot and upload to imgur

November 5, 2013 Leave a comment

I want to grab a part of the screen by selecting a rectangle. I wanto to be able to refine the selection (resize the rectangle) like in Gimp. Then upload the selected image to imgur.

I found a great tool for this task called Nanoshot.

Read more about Nanoshot in this thread.

Download Nanoshot from here.

Note that I had to install the package python-wnck (via apt-get) to make it run.

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