28 January 2015

Going 100% Apple

Från Peter Ahlgren 28 January 2015 09:49

I started my computer time on the Commodore 64 computer, like so many other in my generation did. At least here in Sweden, the C64 was the computer that everyone had in the 1980’s. After a few different models from Commodore, like the 128, and the Plus/4, i bought my first PC. It was a computer from Lap Power (the brand who had the blonde girl with the big breasts in the commercials), with Windows 95 installed on it. 

Around year 2000, I got interested in Linux, and after a while I throw out Windows from my computers and used only Linux on all of them. I was even team leader for the Swedish Ubuntu Loco for a year. One day I bought myself an used iPhone 4, and I must admit that I liked it. Even through my used phone was in quite bad shape, I could feel that Apples phones was of quite good quality.

In the fall of 2013, I started working with first line support for the iOS devices, like iPhone, iPod, iPad. I got a good insight of the Apple business, and I even got an iMac to work on. I started getting real feelings for Apples products.

After quitting that work, it was back to Linux on my computer to work with web development, and some app development for Android phones.

In 2014, I decided that I should buy myself an MacBook Pro, and learn how to develop iOS apps. I totally fell in love with the MacBook Pro from the first day using it. I love the screen, the quality, everything about it. 

Now I have gone Apple on all my devices. Working on the MacBook Pro, Talking in an iPhone 6 Plus, and reading and watching movies on an iPad Air 2. Yesterday I ordered an SSD drive for my MBP, to make it even faster.

I can’t think about using anything else. I’m totally in love with Apples products. I used a new PC laptop from Asus with Windows 8.1 installed on it for a few days ago. It wasn’t any cheep laptop. I bought it for my son, so he can play games on it. The more i was using that computer, the more I felt how wrong it was. It felt so plastic,the keyboard was flexing under my fingers, the screen was bad to watch at for longer times, and the operating system wasn’t working as I wanted it to.

I’m going Apple now for 100%, and can’t see why I should be using anything else.

26 January 2015

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 150126?
1. ExLight is now based on upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 (alias Vivid Vervet) and Debian Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19.1.
3. I have replaced kernel 3.16.0-21-exton with kernel 3.18.0-10-exton.
4. ExLight’s ISO file is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExLight from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExLight that way.
6. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in ExLight version 150126. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.
7. I have installed Nvidia Graphic driver 346.35.
8. The ISO file has decreased in size from 1200 MB to 768 MB. It means that the system will run faster from DVD or USB stick. When you run ExLight from RAM everything will be superfast!

24 January 2015

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.18.0-10-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18.3, released 150116.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.18 kernel

22 January 2015

DebianNEWS 150122
I have made a new version of DebEX 64 bit Gnome Live DVD. It replaces version 141014. It’s a pure Debian system. It uses Gnome 3.14 and Mate 1.8.2 as Desktop environments. Gnome 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65 in this new version of DebEX. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version as of 150122.

19 January 2015

CruxEX 3.1 64 bit Linux Live CD/USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2015 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel with “my” special kernel 3.18.3-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.

Kernel etc
Kernel 3.18.3 is the latest available stable kernel as of 150119. Among all installed and updated applications are Firefox 38.0 (Nightly), Gimp 2.8.14 and Wicd. I have also included Nvidia Graphic driver 346.35. It has support for the following GPUs: GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

15 January 2015

Sometime it’s very annoying to leave the monitor console session locked after the machine has been remotely controlled using remote desktop (RDP). To switch back the current session to the monitor simply start a command prompt and execute the following command

%windir%\System32\tscon.exe 1 /dest:console

If it does not work, try to use 0 (zero) instead of 1, or test with another number until it works or get the exact session id using the command “qwinsta” (Display information about Remote Desktop Services sessions) to get the ID. Your ID is found on the line with the “>” character.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\TEMP>qwinsta
 SESSIONNAME       USERNAME                 ID  STATE   TYPE        DEVICE
 services                                    0  Disc
 console                                     1  Conn
>rdp-tcp#0         administrator             2  Active
 rdp-tcp                                 65536  Listen

C:\Users\TEMP>

— Johan Ryberg

DebianNEWS 150116
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 141216. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 as Desktop environment. (The second latest stable version of KDE) and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. Furthermore Google Chrome to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 150116. Study the full package list.

14 January 2015

DebianNEWS 150114
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18.1) is ready. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. Read below about how to use it. All packages have been updated to the latest version of January 14, 2015.

12 January 2015

Install Emacs 25.0 on MacOSX

Från Jonas Björk 12 January 2015 21:48

I am using Homebrew on my MacBook to install Emacs, the setup works fine and is easy to maintain. Just install it with this command:

$ brew install emacs --HEAD --use-git-head --cocoa --srgb

To get Emacs into Application folder I use:

$ brew linkapps

Now you can start Emacs in graphical mode from Applications folder, but for command line it still is the MacOSX version:

$ emacs --version
GNU Emacs 22.1.1
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You may redistribute copies of Emacs
under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.

To solve this you just add an alias to your ~/.profile file:

alias emacs="/Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs -nw"

Either you start a new terminal or source the .profile file to load the alias, or just issue the alias command, then:

$ emacs --version
GNU Emacs 25.0.50.1
Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs
under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.

Inlägget Install Emacs 25.0 on MacOSX dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

PuppEXPuppEX Tahr NEWS 150112
A new version of PuppEX Tahr Linux live cd 32 bit is ready. Most important changes: I’ve changed kernel from 3.14.20 to 3.18.2-PAE-puppex (latest) and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.65. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is “modern” enough. I’ve also added Tahrpup’s Service Pack 6.0.1 and Google Chrome. Just to make it possible to watch Netflix movies. With PAE compiled into the kernel PuppEX now can address up to 64GB of RAM.

9 January 2015

I was installing Microsoft Windows 2012 Server (x64 180 days trial) in VMware Fusion 7.1 and tried to install the VMware Tools from Fusion. Didn’t work. Solution was to download the VMware Tools installer from packages.vmware.com/tools from within Windows Server 2012 and install it in the virtual machine.

Direct link to Windows x64 installation: packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/windows/x64/

Inlägget Install VMware Tools in Windows 2012 Server dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

8 January 2015

FARLIG WEBSIDA

Från Ubuntu Sveriges bloggar 8 January 2015 18:00

Jag satt o surfade runt en kväll i veckan.. Helt plötsligt dök det upp en sida från "Polisen", som anklagade mig för att varit inne på olagliga sidor och datorn är nu låst.

(url  "powerboys.com   avslöjade ju lur)  Det gick inte att släcka ner sidan utan man hänvisade till en länk. där man mot avgift skulle få datorn upplåst.

Men det kunde man ju inte göra--- Hur lösa detta?  Tänkte att enda lösningen var att radera och installera om systemet. Jag tog fram en skiva med U-14.04 och körde en nyinstallation av den. Det funkade perfekt.. men då jag hade 14.10 innan ville jag göra en uppdatering... Fick upp uppdateraren och det löpte på och färdigställdes bra.

När jag sedan skulle starta program gick det inte.. verkar som den fortfarande var låst. shit tänkte jag och installerade om till 1404 igen. Det funkade ju och är ju nog så bra som 14.10. Så jag körde ett  par dar med det utan problem.

Nu är ju jag lite tjurig och tänkte jag vill ju ha 14.10, så jag laddade ner det och skulle bränna en skiva.. Körde brännaren i windows 7.. den brännde och sa att den var färdig, men när den körde kollsiffra. kom det upp meddelande att det hade skett ett fel. Försökte en gång till,, samma reslultat. Gick då över till Ubuntu igen och installerade brassero-brännaren.. och vid bränning fick jag samma resultat. Kunde inte färdigställa skiva. Vad pågår?? Det brukar ju funka, Iofs hade jag en beg, rensad skiva..  men det kan ju va den i alla fall. Så jag leta på en annan skiva, som jag rensade (det var ubuntu 32-bit på den, jag har 64bit på bägge mina datorer)
Satte i skivan, körde igång brännaren med Ubuntu 14.10 och efter ett tag var den färdig.. det var altså skivan som var defekt.   Har nu installerat 14.10 på den infekterade datorn och allt flyter på som det skall. Skönt. Tycker iofs att det är ganska kul att fipla lite med datorerna.främst laptopen, som är lite lek o experimentdator.
Men där ser man vad mycket besvär dom här bedrägerisidorna kan orsaka. Hoppas bara att ingen klickar på länkar på de sidorna. för då kan det bli krångligt.
Ha en god fortsättning med Ubuntu även 2015. Tiden går fort så snart är det dags för nästa upplaga av vårt system

 

Have you ever brought your 27″ widescreen laptop with you on an airplane and thought: ”I really should need a privacy filter”? Targus has the solution for you!
Sökresultat

Inlägget When you want privacy on an airplane dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

I bought a USB-modem on Blocket

Från Jonas Björk 8 January 2015 15:24

My home router ASUS RTAC68U has support for dual-wan which means it can be configured to use a 3G/4G USB-modem as backup connection if it’s primary broadband connection dies. I had a Huawei E392 USB-modem, but it was broken, and the USB-modem seems to be out of stock (end of life maybe) everywhere so I started to search for an used on blocket.se where you can find used stuff.

Annons på Blocket

Annons på Blocket

I found what I was looking for. The 9th of december 2014 some one called Fredrik had advertised that he wanted to sell a Telia branded E392 for 500 SEK, and dropped the price to 400 SEK. This was on the 4th of january 2015 and I sent him an e-mail offering him 250 SEK including shipping for the modem if he still had it. I got a reply saying that he would agree on 300 SEK.

The 5th of january 2015 I did what you should not do. I pre-paid for the USB-modem, via bank transfer. I got an reply that money was on his bank account and that he would send the modem to me.

Today, the 8th of january 2015, I had a usb modem in my mailbox and now I am going to set up the dual-wan. Still, in 2015, you can trust people. A good feeling!

Inlägget I bought a USB-modem on Blocket dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

Exton|Defender SRS is a Linux system available as a Live DVD (based  on Fedora 21, 64bit – version 150108 and on Mageia 4, 32bit – version 140403) for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash

5 January 2015

ExTiX 15.1 Light 64 bit is ready!

Från Arne Exton 5 January 2015 20:43

ExTiXNEWS about ExTiX Light 150105
My lighter version of ExTiX is also based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released 141005. (Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface). All packages in ExTiX Light 15.1 have been updated to the latest available stable versions as of January 5, 2015. Google Chrome is included, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux). My info/instructions also apply to ExTiX Light. I.e. just log in as root (with password root) or extix (with no password) from Slim’s login screen to Razor-qt.

Jag har under julledigheten tagit mig tid att aktivera TLS kryptering för trafiken som går till denna hemsida. Det går nu att besöka hemsidan via “https” men jag ska konfigurera om Apache så att alla tvingas in den vägen (förhindrar okrypterad trafik med andra ord). Sedan har jag dessutom stött på problem med WordPress där gamla mediafiler fortfarande sänds okrypterat och genererar “mixed-content” varningar.

Ska fixa detta så snart jag hittar vart felen sitter ;)

encryption2

4 January 2015

Plex and Chromecast

Från Johan Thelin 4 January 2015 22:47

It seems that everyone has their little magic transcoding line for having Plex and Chromecast to play nice, as everyone runs an underpowered server that cannot do live transcoding. My line follows here:

ffmpeg -i big_buck_bunny_720p_surround.avi -c:v libx264 -profile:v high -level 4.2 -crf 18 -maxrate 10M -bufsize 16M -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf "scale=iw*sar:ih, scale='if(gt(iw,ih),min(1920,iw),-1)':'if(gt(iw,ih),-1,min(1080,ih))'" -x264opts bframes=3:cabac=1 -movflags faststart -c:a libfdk_aac -b:a 320k -ac 2 -y big_buck_bunny_720p_stereo.mp4

The key points here are:

  • h.264 for video.
  • AAC for audio, I use stereo as I don’t use the Chromecast for my 5.1 setup.
  • Name the output *.mp4 to get an mp4 container.
  • -movflags faststart to “optimize for streaming”.

There are a number of similar magic lines floating around on the web, including on the plex forum. There is no way to tell which is the original, so I’ll let everyone Google around instead of explicitly giving credit to the thread I found first.

Some comments from my side:

  • Despite the Chromecast docs claiming to support h.264 level 5, the Chromecast.xml shipped with Plex limits the level to 4.2. Beware. This cost me an evening of transcoding.
  • ffmpeg has its own expression language with
    if, gt and min. Bloody amazing. I wonder if it does email.

Also, I learned that Big Buck Bunny consists of 14315 frames…

ExTiX 15.1 64 bit is ready!

Från Arne Exton 4 January 2015 09:07

ExTiXExTiX Linux Live DVD 64 bit is based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 14.10. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.14 (in ExTiX 15.1, build 150104) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 141019). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 15.1 build 150104
1. ExTiX Gnome is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. Gnome has been upgraded to version 3.14. (Not in Ubuntu’s repositories). All packages have been updated to the latest version by 150104. Kernel 3.16.0-21-exton is used. (Kernel.org‘s kernel 3.16.4).
2. Google Chrome is included, which makes it possible to watch Netflix movies. It is not possible in Firefox (in Linux).
3. I have also installed BlueGriffon Web Editor. BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards. Only to be compared with Dreamweaver. (In my opinion).

2 January 2015

Gargamel.NU

Inspirerad av ett inlägg på Google+ så har jag bestämt mig för att 2015 är året där jag skall sponsra ett Open Source projekt i månaden. Det handlar inte om några större pengar men ändå ett sett för mig att visa min uppskattning för deras arbete.

Första donationen på $20 för Januari månad går till cURL.

curl is a command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, Gopher, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMTP, SMTPS, Telnet and TFTP. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, HTTP/2, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Plain, Digest, CRAM-MD5, NTLM, Negotiate and Kerberos), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and more.

Jag har använt cURL under många år, både privat och i jobbsammanhang och är ett fantastik verktyg. Men det är kanske libcurl som nyttjas mest och finns installerat i princip på allt :)

Här är en länk till donationssidan för cURL: http://curl.haxx.se/donation.html

 

29 December 2014

MeX LinuxNEWS 141229
All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 141229. Cairo-Dock has been added. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.

28 December 2014

D-link DWA-127 and Raspberry Pi

Från Jonas Björk 28 December 2014 08:31

D-Link DWA-127

D-Link DWA-127 USB WiFi

This Christmas I got a D-Link DWA-127 Wireless N-150 High Gain USB Adapter from a friend as a gift. He thought I should use it when I am in London, as WiFi are quite poor there, hence high gain. I wondered if it would work with my Raspberry Pi Model B+ which I have at home, and it worked without any hustle.

My Raspberry Pi is running Raspbian GNU/Linux 7 and currently using the Linux raspberrypi 3.12.28+ #709 PREEMPT Mon Sep 8 15:28:00 BST 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux kernel. I’ve not modified the kernel in any way.

I started with connecting the DWA-127 to the Raspberry Pi using one of the USB-ports. Then I logged into (ssh) it over Ethernet (cable) and issued the ifconfig -a command:

$ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:5c:6f:cc
          inet addr:192.168.1.130  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:445954 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:46652938 (44.4 MiB)  TX bytes:665073 (649.4 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr bc:f6:85:67:ea:bd
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

My Raspberry had recognized the USB Wifi instantly. Great, so it works. As I am using WPA2 for my WiFi at home I need to configure the interface:

$ sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp

To setup the SSID and WPA-PSK (pre shared key) I used the wpa_passphrase command:

$ sudo wpa_passphrase MY_WIFI_SSID MY_WIFI_PASSWORD
network={
ssid="MY_WIFI_SSID"
#psk="MY_WIFI_PASSWORD"
psk=e144..LOTS_OF_RANDOM_CHARS
}

I copied the output above and pasted it into the end of the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file:

$ sudo vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
network={
ssid="MY_WIFI_SSID"
#psk="MY_WIFI_PASSWORD"
psk=e144..LOTS_OF_RANDOM_CHARS
}

Then I restarted the wlan0 interface:

$ sudo ifdown wlan0
$ sudo ifup wlan0

And checked that the inteface had got an DHCP-assigned IP address from my network router:

$ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:5c:6f:cc
          inet addr:192.168.1.130  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:446727 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:46712579 (44.5 MiB)  TX bytes:707597 (691.0 KiB)


wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr bc:f6:85:67:ea:bd
          inet addr:192.168.1.243  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:642 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:254200 (248.2 KiB)  TX bytes:1436 (1.4 KiB)

That is all. I tested to reboot the Raspberry to make sure it brings up the interface during boot and when that verification was done I removed the Ethernet cable. Now it’s all on WiFi.

If you don’t have wpa_supplicant installed, use the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

Inlägget D-link DWA-127 and Raspberry Pi dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

27 December 2014

exGENTNEWS 20141227
I’ve made yet a new version (20141227) of exGENT. Now with Xfce4 and Lxqt. It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces version 20141130. Version 141227 of exGENT uses kernel 3.18.1. (The latest stable kernel). The ISO file is of 1690 MB due to the fact that this version has a lot of packages preinstalled. Among them four different Web Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Seamonkey. Despite this exGENT version 141227 runs surprisingly fast from DVD or USB. Faster than most other Linux live systems. All installed packages in exGENT have been updated to the latest available version by 141227.

26 December 2014

number 2 of 100

Från Peter Ahlgren 26 December 2014 21:19

I have had a very hectic day today, so I just uploaded a simple doodle made on the Wacom today to my “100 in 100″-project.
I will try to make something more useful in a few days.

 

25 December 2014

100 projects in 100 days

Från Peter Ahlgren 25 December 2014 10:42

Whenever feeling you have a bit too much to do, start another great project.

Today I started up a new personal project of mine. The idea is that in (hopefully) 100 days, I will create 100 small(ish) projects, and upload to this website. It doesn’t matter what it is. It can be a photograph, a small website, some small experimental JavaScript code, an app, or just about anything that kickstarts my creativity.

My inspiration for this project comes from Jennifer Dewalt’s 180 websites in 180 days and the Give it 100-website.

Check it out, and I will try to have something new for you everyday for 100 dyas from today.

20 December 2014

SlackwareNew features in version 141220 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 141220 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to a USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.16.1-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.18.1-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”.

18 December 2014

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender.

16 December 2014

Many people have had problems with their Wifi-connection after upgrading to Yosemite on their Macs. So did I, but now I have managed to fix it.

Apple have released a few bug fixes to OS X 10.10. I’m up to 10.10.2 on my MacBook Pro now, but none of this bug fixes fixed the problem for me. What I had to do was to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on my computer.

To do this on a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you turn off your computer. Make sure that your power coord is connected to the computer. Then you hold down the Shift-, Ctrl- and Alt-keys and press the power button at the same time. After the you can release all the buttons and turn your computer on, and hopefully your problem will be fixed.

DebianNEWS 141216
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 140821. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 as Desktop environment. (The second latest stable version of KDE) and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 141216. Study the full package list.

12 December 2014

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.18.0-7-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.18, released 141207.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.18 kernel

7 December 2014

At the moment I have a few projects going on. I can’t say anything about a few of them, but as soon as they are ready for release, I will write about them here.

But I can write a few words about some of my own projects. I have a few iPhone apps that I’m working on. Nothing large and fancy, but a few apps that I want to make. Its two small games, and one sleeping aid app. The sleeping app is because I personally need one. Having a hard time finding one I like, so I decided to make one my own.

One other project I’m working on is a framework for developing responsive websites. Something like Bootstrap, but a bit different. I have watched a few tutorials on the subject, and building something I like from there. I have the most of the main framework finished, and working on a presentation site for it with some documentation how to use it. I like the result so far, and looking forward to use it on some sites.

There will be grids. A lot of grids.

Some nice buttons too.

And even icons.

I will release it as open source when its ready.
I have abandoned som of my “money making”-projects. I feel that after I got some nice projects to work on, I don’t really have the time to develop those sites. I’m putting more effort into the web- and app-development business now.
I’m really looking forward for this winter/spring when I’m about to release some really nice products on the net.

5 December 2014

exGENTNEWS 141205
I’ve made yet a new version (20141205) of exGENT. This time for the 32 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 LXDE Live DVD. The new version (141205 of 1170 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment. All installed packages in exGENT 32 bit have been updated to the latest available version by 141205. I have included Porthole Package Manager also in this version of exGENT. Used kernel: 3.16.5-gentoo-exton.

30 November 2014

Under construction

Från Amelia Nilsson 30 November 2014 23:57

When I’ve figured out what to use this site for more things will show up.

exGENTNEWS 20141130
I’ve made yet a new version (20141130) of exGENT Live DVD. Now with Xfce4 and Lxqt (The next generation of the Lightweight Desktop Environment). It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces version 20140212 of exGENT with Gnome. Version 141130 of exGENT uses kernel 3.17.4. (Latest stable kernel). The ISO file is of 1630 MB due to the fact that this version has a lot of packages preinstalled. Among them four different Web Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Seamonkey. Despite this exGENT version 141130 runs surprisingly fast from DVD or USB. Faster than most other Linux live systems. All installed packages in exGENT have been updated to the latest available version by 141130.

29 November 2014

Screenshot_2014-11-29-08-28-16I just published a tool I have been working on to very easy send push notifications from Naemon, op5, Nagios or Icinga as a few examples to your Android, iPad, iPhone or desktop using Pushover

You can find notify-via-pushover on my Github page: https://github.com/jryberg/notify-via-pushover

Please feel free to give me feedback and feature request if you are missing something.

— Johan Ryberg

22 November 2014

Exton|OS Internet Kiosk build 141122

Från Arne Exton 22 November 2014 15:49

Exton|OS Kiosk (ISO file of 344 MB!) build 141122 is based on Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit (released October 23, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can install and run Exton|OS from a USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you can enjoy persistence! Exton|OS Kiosk can not be installed to hard drive.

21 November 2014

City Network läckte persondata

Från Jonas Björk 21 November 2014 06:48

Den första gången jag upptäckte det här var den 4 juni 2012. City Network hade ett formulär på hemsidan som fyllde i mina adressuppgifter automatiskt efter att jag angett mitt personnummer. Jag blev nyfiken på hur det fungerade och undrade hur de löst det.

Genom att titta i källkoden för webbsidan kunde jag komma fram till vilka formulärvärden som skickades och vart det skickades. Jag testade att skicka värdena själv med curl från kommandoraden och fick inte bara information om min folkbokföringsadress. Det följde med ett fält, VALIDATIONRESULT, som jag utgick från var en kreditkontroll av personnumret.

Jag skickade ett mail till deras support om detta den där dagen år 2012, men fick aldrig svar. Igår hittade jag min anteckning i Evernote och provade om det fortfarande fungerade. Det hade inte hänt mycket sedan 2012, mer än att de bytt toppdomän från .eu till .com och gått över till att använda https.

$ curl -i -X POST --data "action=check_orgno&no=760212XXXX&type=person"

https://www.citycloud.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx/1.1.19
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:20:51 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 362
Connection: keep-alive
X-Robots-Tag: noindex
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Pragma: no-cache
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
Accept-Ranges: bytes
X-Varnish: 1964646498
Age: 0
Via: 1.1 varnish
X-Cache-Hit: MISS

{"res":true,"data":{"PERSONNUMBER":"19760212-XXXX","TEMPLATENAME":"person",
"VALIDATIONRESULT":"0","VALIDATIONRESULTTEXT":"Godk\u00e4nd","REJECTIONS":"",
"EXAMINATIONS":"","OFFICIALFIRSTNAME":"XXXX Jonas","OFFICIALGIVENNAME":"Jonas",
"OFFICIALLASTNAME":"Bj\u00f6rk", "OFFICIALADDRESS":"Gatan",
"OFFICIALZIPCODE":"252XX","OFFICIALCITY":"Helsingborg"}}

Jag har maskat mitt personnummer, adress och postnummer ovanför. Jag har också brutit raderna för läsbarheten.

Efter kontakt med City Network igår har de åtgärdat problemet. Funktionaliteten med att automatiskt fylla i personuppgifterna är sedan länge borta från deras hemsida, då Datainspektionen hade synpunkter på sådana typer av lösningar, se bland annat ecommerce.org som har information om detta. Backend var dock fortfarande aktiverad och det var därför jag kom åt systemet fortfarande.

Enligt City Network användes fältet VALIDATIONRESULT för att ange om personnumret var korrekt formaterat eller inte och inte för kreditkontroll, som jag utgick från.

Idag, knappt 24 timmar efter att jag testade detta igen efter två år, fungerar inte anropet längre.

$ curl -i -X POST --data "action=check_orgno&no=760212XXXX&type=person"

https://www.citycloud.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx/1.1.19
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:23:06 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 30
Connection: keep-alive
X-Robots-Tag: noindex
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Pragma: no-cache
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
Accept-Ranges: bytes
X-Varnish: 1965004301
Age: 0
Via: 1.1 varnish
X-Cache-Hit: MISS

{"res":true,"data":"ACCEPTED"}

Knappt en timme efter att jag twittrade om detta fick jag respons från City Network på Twitter. De bad mig skicka ett DM (privat meddelade) med mitt telefonnummer så de kunde ringa upp. Någon timme efter att jag skickat över mitt telefonnummer tog en kille hos dem kontakt med mig. Jag berättade vad jag upptäckt och förklarade hur de kunde återskapa det. Vid lunchtid fick jag besked om att det var åtgärdat, knappt fem timmar efter att jag först tog kontakt. City Network tog detta på allvar och åtgärdade felet snabbt. Bra jobbat!

Inlägget City Network läckte persondata dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

20 November 2014

LFAYet another version of LFA (Linux for All) is out. This time based on Ubuntu 14.10, codenamed Utopic Unicorn, released October 23, 2014. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Razor-qt and XBMC (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

18 November 2014

Jag försökte hitta en bra lösning på att stänga av gästkontot i Ubuntu 14.04, men hittade inget annat sätt än att redigera lightdm-konfigurationen direkt.

Öppna filen /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf med din favoritredigerare och lägg till följande rad i den:

allow-guest=false

Spara filen och starta om för att kontot skall inaktiveras.

Kommandogenomgång

sudo nano /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf

Lägg till följande rad, spara och avsluta.

allow-guest=false

Starta om.

Inlägget Inaktivera gästkontot i Ubuntu 14.04 dök först upp på jonasbjork.net.

17 November 2014

Exton|OS build 141117 is based on Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit (released October 23, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to an USB pen drive. You can then even run Exton|OS from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.

15 November 2014

Short review of the iPhone 6 Plus

Från Peter Ahlgren 15 November 2014 18:15

I have hade my iPhone 6 Plus a few weeks now. Before that I had an iPhone 5S, and a Nexus 5 for a few days between. 

I have always felt that iPhone has too small screens. They have great screens, but they are just too small. That’s one reason why I was very interested in getting an iPhone 6. The question was should I choose a regular 6 with a bigger screen when my old 5S, or should I go extreme with the 6 Plus.

I did choose the 6 Plus, with the 5,5 inch screen. It’s very big, but I like it. It’s more like a small thablet. 

The first few days was like; “What have i done. It’s so huge”. But now I really like it. 

If you are a hard-core rocker wearing very tight jeans, you have a problem. But I can easily have it in my jeans’s front pocket. When I’m out, I usually have it in my jacket, but when I’m indoors it usually lies in my pocket.

The new rounded edges on the phone took a few days to get used to. It really didn’t felt like wan iPhone at first, but now I think it lies really nice in the hand.

I have some issues with reaching the upper left part of the screen with my thumb (I’m right handed), so sometimes I have use my left hand. Maybe I have short thumbs, but I think this is one negative thing with this large screen. In some situations I can’t use both hands to operate my phone, and therefore I have to reposition the phone in my hand, risking of dropping it. 

The phone is quite powerful, and I have not seen any lagging in any apps. I really like the camera, and you can get some really great photos with it. The camera app have quite a few more sittings and possibilities to tweak and adjust the picture after taking it.

The large screen is great for watching movies on, but the phone is a bit large to hold if lying in bed watching a movie or something like that.

But, so far I’m very satisfied with the iPhone 6 Plus. Well worth the large price tag.

12 November 2014

PuppEX Tahr 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0, released on October 28, 2014. Kernel 3.17.6-puppex is used. Kernel 3.17.6 is the second latest available stable kernel from Kernel.org as of 141209. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Tahr Desktop. I have added PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 421 MB, which is due to me including also NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58, Gimp and compiling tools. Puppy Tahr original is of only 199 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).

Compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
The beauty of Puppy Tahr 6.0 is that programs that are available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Tahr (and thus also in PuppEX).

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.18.0-3-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s kernel 3.18.0-rc4, released 141109.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.18 kernel

9 November 2014

October income report

Från Peter Ahlgren 9 November 2014 09:20

This month I didn’t put nearly as much time as I had hoped to do on my sites. I had a bit too much to do in my personal life, and was playing with some new projects online. But I will try to make that up in November, and make more money from my projects then before.

Starting next month, I will also take  the costs of web hosting and such things in my income reports.

Entrepreneur projects:

Site:                                                     Profit:              Change:

incomeentrepreneur.com          $24                      -$12
affiliate systems                           $1.25                   —

Monthly result:                           $25.25

I have also put a little “donation-box” on my personal website, so if you like my writings, you can make a little donation to my fuel my coffee addiction. That way I can work and write even more. Its a win-win situation! ;-)

4 November 2014

31 October 2014

ArchWHAT IS ArchEX dual build 141031?
ArchEX 64bit/32bit dual is a new (141031) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 3.17.1-1-ARCH (latest stable kernel) and the LXDE Desktop environment.

28 October 2014

I want Live Writer on the Mac

Från Peter Ahlgren 28 October 2014 15:15

I have a few blogs out on the internet. For all of them, I use WordPress, because that is the best platform for blogging today.

My problem is that I don’t like writing blog posts in the WordPress Admin interface. When I was using Windows on my computers, I used Live Writer. I really liked that program. Now, on the Mac OSX, I’m using ScribeFire directly in the Chrome webbrowser or the application PixelPumper. But I’m not really satisfied with them. I want something more like Live Writer on the Mac, but I haven’t found that yet.

If you have any suggestions, please make a comment here about it.

25 October 2014

I’m working for free!

Från Peter Ahlgren 25 October 2014 13:53

I have been away from the freelancing side of the web design business for too long now. That’s why I’m now offering my services for free or almost free. If you have some small graphics design or front end web design project that you want me to help you with, just contact me. All I want from you, is a good review if you are happy with the result.

I’m not going to do it completely for free if it is a larger project. But if it’s quite small, I can do it for free.

 

24 October 2014

ExTiXExTiX Linux Live DVD 64 bit is based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 14.10. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed Gnome 3.14 (in ExTiX 14.2, build 141024) respectively Razor-qt 0.5.2 (in ExTiX Light, build 141019). The system language is English in both versions of ExTiX.

NEWS ABOUT ExTiX 14.2 build 141024
ExTiX Gnome is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. Gnome has been upgraded to version 3.14. (Not in Ubuntu’s repositories). All packages have been updated to the latest version by 141024. Kernel 3.16.0-5-exton has been replaced by kernel 3.16.0-21-exton. (Kernel.org‘s kernel 3.16.4).

READ MORE…

*Buntudag för zombier!

Från Påvels blogg 24 October 2014 08:04

Igår släpptes version 14.10 av Ubuntu med förbättrade derivat som Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu och Ubuntu Gnome. Frågan är om man ska uppdatera om man kör 14.04.

Nyheterna är nämligen få. Många program, drivrutiner och kärnor backportas dessutom till 14.04 och man kan installera extraförråd eller bygga från källkod om det är någon ny programversion man måste ha. Visst, har man någon ny exotisk hårdvara är chansen litet större att den fungerar i 14.10 än i 14.04.

Derivaten kan ha fler nyheter. Jag har inte kollat upp allt. I Kubuntu är det en nyare version av KDE än i 14.04, men den kan man installera via ppa i 14.04 och köra samma uppdaterade grundprogram.

Min slutsats är att man gott kan stå över Ubuntu 14.10. Versionen har stöd bara under nio månader och sitter man på 14.04 får man uppdateringar under flera år.

Men…

Två av mina datorer behövde ses över så jag körde in 14.10, litet nyfiken är jag trots allt och jag brukar köra den senaste *Buntuversionen.

På min bärbara ville jag passa på att uppdatera BIOS. Detta har HP ställt till så fint att det bara kan göras i Windows. Därför var jag tvungen att först köra in Windows 8, uppdatera BIOS och därefter installera 14.10.

Det är spöklikt att sätta sig med Windows 8 och de 5(!) DVD-skivorna för återställning. Det blev ett hiskeligt tugg. Mycket ”Vänta”, Snart färdigt” osv. Efter 3(!) timmar hade jag ett startbart system. Jag uppdaterade BIOS och fick efter en stund meddelanden om att det fanns drygt hundra uppdateringar. Sedan ska man ju uppdatera till Windows 8.1… Därefter kan man installera program ett och ett… Därefter kan man börja anpassa Windows… Allt detta ackompanjerat med ständiga omstarter, långa uppdateringsuppstarter osv.

Sitter verkligen folk på det här sättet och kastar bort dagar på att installera, uppdatera och anpassa ruinhögen Windows? Det enda jag kunde hitta som faktiskt är bättre i Windows är att starttiden var betydligt kortare än i Kubuntu. I Kubuntu har jag dock krypterat systemet, vilket gör uppstarten segare. Detta är inte ens möjligt då man installerar Windows! På en bärbar dator som är lätt att tappa bort är kryptering en sista försvarslinje vilket borde vara standard.

Windows 8 är verkligen en hit. Designaporna har lyckats klura ut hur idioter handskas med datorer. Som alltid misslyckas intelligenta människor att tänka som idioter och resultatet är en riktig sörja. Peka-klicka-dregla i sin prydno. Hur kan man vara produktiv i denna dysfunktionella soppa? På ett sätt tror jag dock att Microsoft lyckats eftersom man förutsatt att den genomsnittlige Windowsanvändaren är en hjärndöd zombie och Windows 8 är zombieanpassat! Icke-zombier kan inte sitta med munnen halvöppen och dregla i två till tre dygn innan system och program är på plats. Icke-zombier tillåter inte spionfunktionerna i Windows 8 kartlägga deras torftiga liv och icke-zombier skulle inte tycka att det var OK att betala för sådana idiotier.

Ut med skräpet! Det känns verkligen hur förlegat Windows är. Det är 1980-tals teknologi man lagat och lappat och tar betalt för gång på gång. Operativsystem har devalverats. Chromedatorer har ett gratis system i en webbläsare. Steam arbetar på ett system för spel och underhållning, men som även kan köra vanliga program. Det är baserat på Linux och gratis. Linux är oändligt mycket bättre än Windows och gratis att misshandla. Det är orimligt att Microsoft ska kunna ta betalt för en sämre produkt. Konkurrensverket får väl som vanligt skrida in för att stötta sin kompis!

14.10

In med 14.10. Under några minuter funderade jag på att köra Ubuntu. Det värkte snabbt över. Ubuntu har samma användarförakt som Microsoft och skrivbordsmiljön Unity lika hjärndöd som Windows 8. Det är samma designapor som ställt till det. Dessa självutnämnda genier har aldrig behövt jobba för sitt levebröd och skrivit mer än en halv A4-sida text. Hur ska sådan finkar kunna styra och bestämma hur jag ska jobba? Det enda de åstadkommit är att zombieanpassa datoranvändning.

In med Kubuntu! En inte ens halvfull DVD-skiva för systemet, snacka om att Windows med sina fem skivor innehåller enorma mängder skräp! Efter en kvart har jag ett startbart system och kan börja jobba. Efter ytterligare trekvart har jag alla program på plats och jag kan fortsätta skriva på min artikel om arkeologerna Sven Nilssons och Christian Thomsens möte i Lund den 13:e juni 1859, en vattendelare i bronsåldersforskningen som bara jag har uppmärksammat. Detta, om något, bevisar att jag inte är en zombie. Programinstallationer sker samlat och i bakgrunden. Inte en enda omstart! Allt detta till det facila priset av 0 kronor (vilket kan fördyras genom en frivillig pekuniär donation till det tappra Kubuntugänget). Slå det Microsoft!

Men som sagt, såvida du inte måste ha det senaste, dina datorer behöver ses över eller du är undersysselsatt så sitt kvar i 14.04. 14.10 är inte värt besväret. Om du sitter i Windows ska du självklart uppdatera och kräva dina rättigheter tillbaka!

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21 October 2014

My five favourite apps

Från Peter Ahlgren 21 October 2014 12:19

If you have to choose your five favourite apps on your mobile phone, which should it be?

I have both an Android phone and an iPhone, but for work-stuff I usually use the iPhone. The Android I usually have for testing and because I like it. And after upgrading the iPhone to iOS 8 and my MacBook Pro to OS X 10.10, I like the iPhone even more. I like how the computer and phone has started to work together in a new and better way.  There are apps that I use a lot more than the five I’m about to list here, but I think this five are my favourites after all.

Trello.

Trello is really helping me to organise everything I’m working on. You simply create boards with cards on it. On the cards you can add stuff like checklists, text, photos, videos, PDF’s and a lot more. If you are working in a team, you can work together on the cards and delegate to different persons. This makes it really easy to see what you need to focus on, and who is working on what. I found a really good instruction on the net for how I should organise my boards and cards. I will write a bit about it in a later post, as soon as I find the source again.

It’s also syncing really sweet between the phone and computer. Sweet!

Did I tell you that Trello is free? It is. Go check it out!

 

Lift.

This is my feel-good-every-day-app. This app helps me to put my goals into action. Every day it gives me an inspiring quote, and if I forget to train a day, it reminds me.

You simply choose which goals you have, and how often you want to do it. It reminds you if you forget, and it counts when you are checking in on your goals. Everyone really should have this app installed.

 

Sketch Mirror.

I do a lot of my mobile app designs in Sketch. This app makes it so simple to try the design right on the phone. If you are working serious in Sketch, this app is a must.

 

Evernote.

I believe that Evernote is the best note taking app out there. Both on the mobile phone and on the computer. You can write stuff down, you can save links, pages, and take pictures. I believe you can save everything in this app, seriously everything you can think on. Overtime I’m getting a great idea for an app or a new project, I jot it down in Evernote. And I can reach it from every device I have. I’m an expert on getting great ideas on strange places, so this app really suits me.

 

Dropbox.

Dropbox is one of my favourites, that I use all the time without thinking about it. I have sat it up for backing my stuff from all my devices. Without it, I sure would loose a lot of important stuff. You can use Dropbox for lot of different stuff.

 

That was my five favourite apps I have on my mobile phones. What’s yours?

20 October 2014

Svåra tips för Excel

Från Påvels blogg 20 October 2014 07:59

Jag läste denna artikel om hur man delar upp kolumner i Microsofts kalkylprogram Excel i PC För Alla. Denna typ av skriverier är en märklig blandning mellan reklam och tips och det skulle inte förvåna om artikeln är sponsrad av Microsoft. Notera att man betonar att det är ”Enkelt”.

Det jag reagerade på är hur svårt det verkar vara att få till saker i Excel. En enkel manöver är inte alls enkel utan kräver flera steg. I OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc är det mycket enklare.

Uppgiften är att separera för- och efternamn i separata kolumner:

För- och efternamn står i samma kolumn men ska separeras i två olika kolumner. En röra i Excel men enkelt i Calc

För- och efternamn står i samma kolumn men ska separeras i olika kolumner. En röra i Excel men enkelt i Calc!

I Calc markerar man kolumnen, väljer Data -> Text till kolumner.

En dialogruta öppnas med olika alternativ. För den aktuella uppgiften bockar man för ”Delningsalternativ” -> ”Blanksteg” och klickar på OK.

Man har flera alternativ för hur man vill separera kolumner. I det här fallet är Delningsalternativet Blanksteg. Nederst i dialogrutan finns en förhandsgranskning som visar hur resultatet blir

Man har flera alternativ för hur man vill separera kolumner. I det här fallet är Delningsalternativet Blanksteg. Nederst i dialogrutan finns en förhandsgranskning som visar hur resultatet blir

Färdigt! Nu är för- och efternamn separerade i två kolumner. Manövern är mycket enklare i Calc jämfört med Excel.

Färdigt!

Färdigt!

Jag vet inte om jag ska tycka synd om Excelanvändare som betalar för ett krångligt program eller får värdelösa tips/reklam för att kunna använda sitt program. Jag har inte Excel, men det borde finnas enklare sätt att göra saker på, till och med i ett dyrt program från Microsoft. Märkligt att skribenter kan livnära sig på att ge krångliga tips som visar att programmet de gör reklam för är sämre än gratisalternativ!

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19 October 2014

ExTiXA brand new version of ExTiX Light
My new lighter version of ExTiX is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. It uses Razor-qt as Desktop Environment, Slim as Login Manager and kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released 141005. (Razor-qt is an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt technologies. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface).  All packages in ExTiX Light 14.2 have been updated to the latest available stable versions as of October 19, 2014.

NOTE about Ubuntu 14.10 “stable”
Ubuntu 14.10 is to be “officially” released 141023. The ISO files (stable) can however be downloaded already (141019).

When you are blogging for profit, its a very good idea to plan your posts depending on what’s is happening in the near future. As you can see on the picture below, I did just that when Apple were releasing the new version of OS X. As you can see the traffic on my blog were just skyrocketing the day after the release.

Both you and me know that many web developers use Mac’s as their primary development machines, and I have been using the Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) for a few months now, as I have had the possibility to use the Developer Preview of the new version. I had noticed that there was a problem with using MAMP on the Yosemite, so I wrote a small blog post about how to make MAMP work in Yosemite. And as I had suspected, people were searching for that fix the days after the release.

I didn’t do any work to monetize that particular blog post, but we clearly see the possibilities to do that here. Now I have seen that it works, and if I see the possibility again, maybe I will try out the different monitizing possibilities.

17 October 2014

CruxEX 3.1 2014 64 bit Linux Live USB is based on CRUX 3.1 (latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a lightweight Linux distribution for the x86_64 architecture targeted at experienced Linux users). CruxEX 3.1 2014 uses the LXDE Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 3.12.24 with “my” special kernel 3.17.1-x86_64-cruxex, with support for “extra everything”.

NOTE 141017
Today (141017) I have compiled a new special kernel for CRUX 3.1. I call it 3.17.1-x86_64-cruxex. The CruxEX system now boot up faster than ever before. I’ve added more support for different network cards and sound cards (in the kernel).

15 October 2014

SlackwareI have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.1 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk, SlackEX and Exton|Defender.

14 October 2014

DebianI have made a new extra version of DebEX, which I call DebEX Gnome Live DVD. It’s a pure Debian system. It uses Gnome 3.14 (latest version) and Mate 1.8.2 (latest version) as Desktop environments. Gnome 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users…

9 October 2014

First newsletter sent today

Från Peter Ahlgren 9 October 2014 08:36

Today was the first newsletter sent to my subscribers. It was quite short, but there was some good tips in it for the people who want to start making some income from the internet. Make sure that you don’t miss the next one, by subscribing here.

7 October 2014

NEWS 141007 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 703 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 (alias Utopic Unicorn) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. Unless you have followed my USB Install Instruction and used Boot alternative 2 – Persistent. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live even from CD. Exton|OS Light’s Window manager Openbox guarantees lightness and elegance.

6 October 2014

TuxI have compiled yet another Ubuntu/Debian kernel for 64 bit systems. This time kernel 3.16.0-21-exton, equivalent to Kernel.org’s stable kernel 3.16.4, released yesterday (141005). It is not yet possible to compile kernel 3.17 (also released 141005) for Ubuntu systems.