Sometimes I’m sure its very useful to have a guest account on your machine, perhaps your partner or friend needs to browse the internet and you’d rather not let them access your account as you’ve got all your code / files / swiss bank accounts open. Alas, for me the guest account is just an [...]
Usually in Ubuntu any open applications show themselves in Unity with an icon and a tiny white arrow. Multiple white arrows donate an application or window opened several times, e.g. the image on the right shows Thunderbird, Skype and Chrome open. Active windows have an additional white arrow on the other side of the icon, [...]
Ubuntu has always had problems getting their system to shutdown successfully into a state of hibernation. There’s never been a single solution that fits all machines or all machines. This article is a combination of resources explaining how to enable hibernation by default, or use TuxOnIce to patch the kernel.
Well it’s hardly ground breaking, in fact it’s been on every laptop ever probably, but after finally replacing my broken battery I can now run my laptop without it being plugged in. (Yay) This also makes the power statistics and power management functions in Ubuntu infinitely more relevent. Within minutes of running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise [...]
If you were ever a fan of the sci-fi XCom computer games series, or enjoy the recommendations of internet video producer Paul Soares Jr, this article is for you. Turn based strategic combat mixed well with unit and base management. Xenonauts looks like it could be a great Indie game, produced to be very similar to the 90′s XCom classic. Thankfully its coming to a PC near you in 2012 too.
A few days ago I posted an article on backing up a Mozilla Thunderbird account profile. This article is the other important 50%, how to restore that account profile. These two article should help with system restores, data loss or migrating emails on mass to a new machine. First off, make sure you’ve followed the [...]
So it turns out its time to leave Linux Mint, which means it’s time to backup Mozilla Thunderbird so all the settings aren’t lost. (If you’re interested, I’m leaving Mint for this unresolved issue, which ironically might be related to Thunderbird) It doesn’t take long to setup Thunderbird again, however it does take a very [...]