Posts Tagged: mental note to self

So I Got Myself an eReader

With my new apartment, the size of my bookcase has more than doubled. Which is a good thing, because the old setup was totally overcrowded. Still, if I keep on acquiring books like I do now, it is sure to overflow again. So, despite still having some fifteen books waiting to be read, I bought… Read more »

How to Fix the Numeric Keypad in Ubuntu

For second time in a week the numeric keypad on my keyboard stopped working under Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). And since I had to, once again, Google the solution, I might as well post it here as a mental note-to-self: CTRL + SHIFT + NUMLOCK

Het zal toch niet?

Korte versie, en tevens extragratis tip: Pizzakoeriers van rechts hebben ook voorrang. De lange versie van het verhaal is dat ik bij het oversteken in Zwolle met gemak tussen twee auto’s door kon, alleen in de overdaad aan koplampen die van een pizzabezorger over het hoofd zag. Brommer raakt fiets, ik maak een zwieper en… Read more »

Copying a DVD in Ubuntu

Total geekpost warning. Suppose that you’re using Ubuntu and you want to copy a DVD. There are of course several ways to do it, but if you’re not opposed to command line wrangling, just open a terminal and issue the following commands: sudo umount /dev/dvdrw1 readom dev=/dev/dvdrw1 f=/path/to/file.iso Where /dev/dvdrw1 is the path to your… Read more »

Re: Number 69

Since I installed Ubuntu on my PC, two new versions have been released. Yesterday, I first upgraded to 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) and then to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat). As the update process went by like a breeze, this post, then, is just for future reference: As my Terratec EWX 24/96 sound card still does not seem… Read more »