So maybe you let your OS installer configure your partitions for you because you’re lazy like me. And maybe you realized it created a 16 GB swap partition on your tiny SSD. And maybe you wanted / to use that 16 GB.
I’ve always loved the concept of Arch Linux, with it’s nothing-by-default setup and intentional lack of user-friendly tools, but I’ve run into issues with the installation that’ve prevented me from really using it enough to get familiar with it.
It’s often necessary to set up a bridged network on VM hosts, but the documntation for Ubuntu has gotten a bit dated. After much trial-and-error, here is what worked for my datacenter-hosted VM server:
The Amazon Fire TV is an amazing device. The current app selection might be disappointing, but with a little effort you can get just about any Android app working beautifully on a Fire TV, and some apps designed for tablets feel like they were truly made to be on a TV.
I’ve started renting a couple servers, one with AlienLayer (I don’t recommend them, terrible service), and DigitalOcean ($4 more than AlienLayer, worth $100s more). I got the one on DigitalOcean to replace the AlienLayer one, I’ll be closing the AlienLayer server in a week or two (before I pay for my second month).
This is almost a year late, but I just haven’t really cared to update my blog. Not really sure why I’m doing it now, not like anyone even reads it…. but anyway, I’m living in Utah now! I grew up in Utah, then lived in Montana through high school (awesome place, totally recommend living there), and now I’m back in Utah.
I got my imalan.tk domain back again. I’ve set it up to just redirect here, so it doesn’t really change anything, but at least now I get emails through it again. Almost lost a job offer because of that domain loss (though I didn’t take the job anyway).
I finally got my blog back online again, after a three-day struggle with a virus that keeps coming back. I feel like GoDaddy had to be at fault the last time, I had nothing but a fully-secured WordPress 3.5 on the server. To my knowledge, recent releases of WordPress are incredibly secure…
Learning CSS shorthand can save time and keep your stylesheets cleaner and simpler. There are several ways to write the same styles, some more efficient than others. For example, padding can be declared for each side like this:
Given any function in the slope-intercept form, whether linear or non-linear, the area between the curve and the x-axis between two points can be easily approximated with the Riemann Sum using a For loop.
There are a lot of disappointments with most web comics, since it’s a relatively easy hobby to get into, but every now and then someone makes one that’s simply incredible. I’ve spent the last few years getting into reading them, and I’ve got a nice list of my favorites I’d like to share.
This is the most awesome, and yet strangest thing I think I have ever found. I tried to search on Google for MySQL on AppSpot, and the result I got was called “mysqlgame.” Of course out of curiosity I had to try it. Turns out it’s an MMO game where there is no UI, you have direct, live views of all of the queries on the database.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 introduces some nice new options, but if you want to more easily distribute your software, .NET 2.0 is the most widely used, as any computer running Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later will have it installed. Changing an existing project or creating a new one uses the same method.
I’ve seen this one a lot lately. Basically, it shows a fake version of the Google and Yahoo! search engines in the attempt to track all of your personal information that you enter into those sites. Even if you don’t care about your information getting stolen, it prevents you from using Google Apps services such as Gmail, Google Voice, and in many situations, even the basic Google search engine will not work at all.