My Core i7 machine, named Drake, had two 120Gb SSD drives. I purchased the first one with the machine and put Windows 7 and Ubuntu on it. Then I needed more space to get Mac OS X, so I added a second 120Gb SSD. Mac OS X became a pain, almost unusable because everything was… Continue reading One SSD instead of two: simpler or not?
It is unbelievable how things can go bad starting from a small number of problems. This afternoon, I was overwhelmed by several hurdles, but there were only two main root causes: keyboard instability and network bandwith issue. Everything started with the delivery of my new AZIO keyboard and Razer Taipan mouse. Well, these are low-risk… Continue reading Cascade of problems
This week, I ran into a somewhat weird and annoying Bash issue that took a couple of minutes to solve. It was a very simple problem, but it caused quite a bit of headaches. A colleague wrote a script that was setting up some configuration variables. The script, named config.sh, was intended to be called… Continue reading Why do I suddenly need to use source to call ANY Bash script?
I recently joined the club of unfortunate owners of Galaxy Nexus that reached the down path of death. Many people told me bad things about these Nexus and about other Android smartphones in general. My brother’s device is slow and for some obscure reason, mixed up the sounds altogether. As an example, the device emits… Continue reading Bumpy Android upgrade
Java is a general-purpose programming language that matured over more than ten years. It provides a solid platform on which many third party libraries (of various quality and complexity of course) were developed. Maven is one of the several ways large Java projects can be described formally and built automatically. Maven has the ability to… Continue reading Groovy + Maven + Eclipse = headache
I recently tried using NoMachine‘s NX Client to connect to a virtual machine at work running NX Server, and got an incredible number of problems. At the end, I gave up on NX and fell back to VNC, but this exploration is nevertheless interesting. The virtual machine at my work place is running NX Server… Continue reading Issues with NoMachine’s NX Client
After some time posting on a French WordPress blog, I started to feel the need to post some articles in English, mainly technical contents about computer science, but could extend to something else. I explored possibility of making my WordPress blog bilingual. I found xLanguage which seemed to do the trick, but it just installs… Continue reading A second blog because I wrongly chose my CMS