My Computer

  • Bash case insensitive auto completion

    I added these two lines in my .bashrc:

  • DOSBox configuration file

    I did the following changes to my DOSBox configuration file:

    • fulldouble=true (it probably doesn't hurt, it's supposed to reduce flickering)
    • windowresolution=1900x1024 (because on my high DPI laptop screen DOSBox by default launches in a teeny tiny window I can barely read)
    • output=opengl (works in combination with the previous setting)
  • Tip: Windows PowerShell and OneDrive

    If your Windows PowerShell profile is inside your OneDrive folder and you don’t like that, this is what you have to do:

    • open the Registry Editor
    • navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, SOFTWARE, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer, User Shell Folders
    • change the Personal key's value
  • Tip: Send to Programs Start Menu

    When it comes to installing software on a Windows laptop, I often prefer portable apps compared to Windows installers. I am also looking currently into Chocolatey as a package manager solution. But also there, I prefer portable apps.

  • Thinning ZFS snapshots

    I have a small mini PC at home that is always turned on. It runs Ubuntu 14.04 (I plan to upgrade to 16.04). It sits at the living room and it doesn’t make any noise, so it acts as a media server. I watch movies and TV series from there. I used 3 external disks, 2TB each, to make a ZFS raidz1 pool of 4TB. What is ZFS you ask?

  • Atom Keyboard Shortcuts

    It doesn’t matter if you’re using a simple editor or a full blown IDE, if you want to be more productive you have to spend time to learn some keyboard shortcuts. Here’s a few keyboard shortcuts I use frequently when I work with Atom.

  • Atom plugins

    I’ve switched to Atom as my main editor for some time now. In this post, I want to go over some plugins I use.

  • Correcting EXIF dates on photos

    Sometimes, the photos I take with my phone don’t have the correct EXIF tags set. This gets annoying because those tags are used by photo organizers to determine when a photo was taken. If the photo doesn’t contain the date in the EXIF tag, the organizer application will use the file’s timestamp, which could change if you copy paste the file, move it around, move it to another computer, restore it from a backup and so on.

  • Recording animated gifs in ubuntu

    Last week I wanted to do a small screen recording on my Ubuntu desktop and save it as an animated gif. I tried ScreenToGif but that didn’t work in Ubuntu, it threw an exception when I pressed the record button. I found a good solution in this askubuntu question and I’m building on top of it to make it as easy as right clicking on a video file.

  • Windows Live Photo Gallery Folder Location

    If, for whatever reason, you want to force Windows Live Photo Gallery to rebuild its database, you can just delete the folder where it stores its settings. The folder location is:

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