Category Archives: Ubuntu

Further Speeding Up My Laptop

Recently, I switched to Lubuntu and, for the most part, I couldn’t be happier. Before that, I tried speeding up the aging Dell Vostro 1000 by adding more RAM — some people online insisted it was possible — but DV1k … Continue reading

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Nervous and Excited About Switching

My little linux-powered laptop is chock full o’ stuff I’ve installed and worked on since I I installed Ubuntu on it a couple years ago. I want to switch from Ubuntu/Unity to Lubuntu/LXDE because UU is way, way too slow … Continue reading

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Install That Tarball in Ubuntu

Installing applications was, for a much longer time than I care to admit, the most frustrating thing about Linux. My confusion and sense of helplessness was caused by, among other things, some sources providing a ppa with which to download … Continue reading

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Make a Desktop Shortcut in Ubuntu

First of all, it’s called a “Launcher” in Ubuntu, not a “shortcut.” This tutorial shows you how to make a custom launcher when the app you just worked so hard to download and install doesn’t come with one or, and … Continue reading

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Treasure Trove Discovery

TL;DR? Skip to “BUT TODAY!” PREFACE PART 1 For a long time, I struggled through ActionScript constantly having to look things up because I didn’t really understand what I was doing. I couldn’t tell you how many arrays and For … Continue reading

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Quite Pleased With Myself (QPWM)

I made my original banner image 1140px wide to match the default width of shizzle in my Bootstrap theme. Now Bootstrap was created to be responsive but when I resized┬áthe browser, my not very flexible banner image did this: Yuck, … Continue reading

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Banish Full Screen Banshee

Press “F” Switched Banshee (media player in Ubuntu) to full-screen view but Escape didn’t toggle it back. Google informed me others were suffering under this full-screen tyranny as well because Banshee opens full-screen after quitting. “F” is the shortcut to … Continue reading

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