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Installing Arch on an Asus U36JC Notebook

Last weekend, I bought an Asus Pro36s notebook, also known as a U36JC. It features a quad core 64 bit Intel Core i5-2410M CPU at 2.3 Ghz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GT 520M video adaptor. It weighs less than 1.5 kilos (that’s including batteries) and is […]

Outlook territorialism

Yesterday the Microsoft Office 2003 installation at my work PC was updated to its 2007 incarnation. But when starting the new and shiny Outlook to check my calendar, I was presented this little gem of a dialogue box: Click it to see it the way it was intended. I had to scale the image to […]

Native look and feel for Swing under Linux

This one is not really an eye-opener, but I use this blog to record and archive stuff I find out at some point, so here’s a post about getting NetBeans Platform Applications use GTK instead of Metal. Since the Swing Application Framework (SAF) has been deprecated and developing NetBeans Platform Applications (NPA) is the new […]

The dist-upgrade button

A couple of years ago, when someone in my neighbourhood’s Windows XP laptop became frustratingly slow and unstable, I convinced her to install Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu she could again perform all of her computing needs comfortably. Her laptop was fast and stable again and easy to maintain. Since then, two times a year, we go […]

Scry and eregi deprecation

One of the downsides of using software that is not being maintained anymore, is that when dependencies change, its users have to adapt the software. Scry, my favorite photo album software, is running in PHP, which makes that a dependency. Scry makes use of the PHP functions eregi() and eregi_replace(), which scan strings for pattern […]

Scripting Scry

Yesterday, I wrote about Scry, a PHP photo publishing script that I basically like for the same reasons I like my favorite Linux distribution: simplicity and elegance make it easy to use and to maintain. To make things even easier, tonight I wrote a small bash script that allows me to publish a collection of […]