Category Archives: Linux

Gnome-Do (aka Quick Silver for Ubuntu)

I’ve been using a MacBook Pro for about three months now.  Absolutely amazing.  No issues. I use QuickSilver with a ctrl+space keystroke to bring it up.  If anyone has use Windows+R or Mac’s spotlight, this is equivalent with a little … Continue reading 

Also posted in Command Line, Git, Source Control | 8 Comments

xkcd – ubuntu, python comics

If you don’t currently read, you should be.  It has some mushy lovey dovey junk in it sometimes, but the python references and open source references are hilarious. Today’s comic: (mouse over for the Ubuntu reference) One of my … Continue reading 

Also posted in Albacore, Ruby | 3 Comments

Ubuntu 8.04, VirtualBox, and USB support

UPDATE: Make sure your user account is a member of the vboxusers account.  VirtualBox will not start and the error will tell you this, but just want to be explicit.  You will have to logout and log back in. I … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, Behavior Driven Development, Brownfield, C#, Compact Framework, Ninject, RhinoMocks, Unit Testing | 4 Comments

Ubutnu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) after upgrade – I have complete sound!!

UPDATE: Do not upgrade your virtual box install.  Stay with the Gutsy version if you already have it.  If you are just installing Hardy Heron from scratch, I will have a post in a little bit and link to it … Continue reading 

Also posted in Git, Source Control, Workflow | 3 Comments

Ubuntu 8.04 came out today (Hardy Heron)

Download here.  Feature List and a little more detail here I’m currently on Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the previous version.  I’m upgrading after I post this.  I’ll update this post afterwards. Also, for all you hesitant Linux users out there, on … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, C#, Ruby | 2 Comments

How to install Twhirl on Ubuntu (7.10 Gutsy Gibbon)

Update: I jumped the gun and I thought I’d never have to say this about Linux, but you may have to reboot after the install.  I lost all title bars on all windows after the install.  After reboot, they came … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, C#, Tools and Vendors, Vim, Visual Studio | 9 Comments

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release today!

If you are a Linux fan (or you already know of Ubuntu), the downloads for 7.10 became available today. Check out my previous post on the new features.

Also posted in Agile, Analysis and Design, AntiPatterns, Pragmatism, Principles and Patterns, Refactoring, Unit Testing | 11 Comments

2.6.23 Kernel, "Finally. Yeah, it got delayed"

Finally. Yeah, it got delayed, not because of any huge issues, but because of various bugfixes trickling in and causing me to reset my ‘release clock’ all the time. But it’s out there now, and hopefully better for the wait,” … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, C#, Debugging, Stack Trace | 7 Comments

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) BETA released yesterday – final release in October

Ubuntu 7.10 released yesterday.  Go here to download and help Canonical with beta testing.  I am downloading it at home and will load one of my “mutt” PCs tonight and start using it.  Instructions on how to insert bugs into … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Continuous Improvement, Education, Kaizen, Lean Systems, Retrospectives | 6 Comments

I didn’t think websites still required a certain platform…

<rant> Precursor:  I’m not as much anti-Microsoft as I used to be, but this re-ignited the flame.  Not against Microsoft, but websites that don’t want to hit all demographics. I personally use Ubuntu at home on 2 of my computers … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, C#, Craftsmanship, Lambda Expressions, Rake, Ruby | 4 Comments