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Category “Informatics”

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An essential Docker cheat sheet

All the best Docker commands that I keep forgetting. written on October 05, 2017

Compress a PDF file with Ghostscript on Linux

How to reduce the size of a PDF that originated from a scanned document. written on September 16, 2017

Fix missing dual boot menu with Windows 10 and Debian on Acer laptops

Having multiple OSes on a single machine is convenient. It is also great to choose what OS to boot on startup. written on September 12, 2017

How to convert VOB files to mkv with FFmpeg

You have just ripped a movie from a DVD and you want to store it in a compressed format with multi-language audio tracks, subtitles and high quality video. written on July 09, 2017

C++ namespaces with private members

A cool alternative to the C way of having static global variables. written on March 18, 2017

How to enable remote MySQL access on Debian

How to allow remote connections from any host to your MySQL server. written on December 24, 2016

Android to Debian/Linux file transfer via MTP

A painless tutorial on how to share files from and to your Android device. written on October 01, 2016

Understanding the meaning of lvalues and rvalues in C++

A lightweight introduction to a couple of basic C++ features that act as a foundation for bigger structures. written on September 15, 2016

How to add new menu items to XFCE menu

Just create a simple text file and you're done. written on July 27, 2016

Experimenting naive EUR/USD algo-trading

What happens when you blindly trade with a very dumb script in the year range 2000-2015. written on June 08, 2016

Fix kernel driver not installed in VirtualBox

How do I install kernel header files? written on May 03, 2016

Run painless test suites in Python with Unittest

A gentle introduction to aggregate tests that will be executed together. written on March 02, 2016

Git: how to add a file to a commit

What to do when you forget to add one of the files the first time around? written on February 18, 2016

Install Python modules with Pip behind a proxy

What to do when a proxy server steps on your toes? written on January 29, 2016

How to resolve git conflicts for good

Merge changes from multiple developers across the same code written on January 13, 2016

The Central Limit theorem

Experiments on the fundamental theorem that explains why many distributions tend to be close to the normal distribution. written on November 28, 2015

How to get basename from file path in Bash

A one-line solution thanks to the Parameter Expansion. written on October 19, 2015

How to record the desktop with FFmpeg on Linux

A solution that pleasantly works out of the box. written on September 18, 2015

Let Automake build and run your test cases

Add easy support for testing your program. written on September 08, 2015

No more hibernation when closing laptop lid in Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I close the laptop lid, it goes to sleep mode. How can I disable such behavior? written on August 27, 2015

Encrypt a file with GnuPG and a keypair

GPG (aka GNU Privacy Guard), is a public key cryptography implementation. It allows for the secure transmission of information between parties and can be used to verify that the origin of a message is genuine. written on August 19, 2015

Recursing subdirectories with Autotools

Automake can recurse into subdirectories and compile source files from there. written on July 26, 2015

Run Chrome/Chromium with proxy settings on Linux

And dealing with the dull fact that "your system is not supported". written on July 24, 2015

Search for Twitter lists

The unofficial way, powered by Google search engine. written on July 22, 2015

Fixing ugly fonts in Chrome/Chromium with Debian Xfce

No more jagged garbage and horrible kerning thanks to a small configuration file. written on July 10, 2015

Logging in Python with sub-modules and configuration files

Python logging introduces lots of concepts and configuration options. I'm going to smooth them out for good. written on June 27, 2015

How to configure proxy settings on Linux

And store them forever in your configuration file. written on June 19, 2015

How to expose Java beans to a JSP page in Spring MVC

ServletContextAttributeExporter definitely saved my life. written on June 09, 2015

A list of useful git commands

Carefully crafted for the absent-minded. written on June 01, 2015