Updated Tabs

Submitted by jean-paul on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 01:12

I added a few transforms to the tabs at the top, and I modified the colours a bit because I didn't think it looked right. If you're using IE, you might not see the transforms, but I'm ok with that.

I tried to make it subtle and non-intrusive. Tell me what you think!

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini - Rumour or Fact?

Submitted by jean-paul on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 13:44

Rumours on the net are hinting at another Samsung Galaxy S III, but this time it's a mini! Nothing has been released officially, but there has been a sighting of a flyer in Germany that is hinting at a new unveiling, and the image on the flier is of the most recent Samsung release, the S III.

Review of Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:50

Ubuntu LogoI downloaded the Beta 2 image of Ubuntu 12.10(amd64) today! I'm excited to see how it is, and it's booting on my laptop right now.

Are You Searching From UWO Wireless?

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 01:21

Most people by now have heard of sidejacking. That's where a bad person (and a laptop) connect to one of the unencrypted wireless access points at school, and listen for the cookies of other students who are also connected and browsing the web.

How Not To Pick Variables

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 01:40

Here is a small example showing how choosing good variable names can make a huge difference. Look at the following code block, and see how long it takes you to work out what it does. If you find it takes you a while, look at the improved code below that and see how much easier it is!

Drupal 7 SEO and Socialmedia Modules Alt Text

Submitted by jean-paul on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 00:20

I'm hoping that this story will be back soon. I had a bug and lost some content, but will be restoring soon!

Sorry for the inconvenience.

In the meantime, here are some great Drupal titles.


That's Enough Unity -- XFCE Time!

Submitted by jean-paul on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 22:35

This may end up as an article, if I can find something interesting to write about. Basically, I've given up on Unity. I liked it for a while, and it did dual-head (with Nvidia binary blob) well enough for what I was doing. Now that I'm back at school, I can't deal with the blank white windows after changing focus. It was tolerable for a little while, when I could just resize the active window to redraw it.

Adding Colour to Bash Prompt

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 20:15

As an Ubuntu user, I don't usually go to a root Bash prompt. It's actively discouraged by disabling root's login. That doesn't mean you can't get a root shell, but you have to be logged in as a regular user first.