Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

We are hiring!

February 17th, 2011 by Martin

Are you a Flex developer that love UX and cool  application design? Do you love Erlang and want to build something with it? Or are you interested in Linux customisation/tuning or even embedded devices? Yes? So why not work together? Our company is looking for developers that want to work on cutting edge technologies. If you are interested do not hesitate to contact me for more information. ;)


Ubuntu – unable to see desktop icons

January 4th, 2010 by Martin

From time to time I was facing strange behaviour of my Ubuntu Gnome desktop. After some action (e.g. drag’n dropping object on desktop while cleaning up mess) all my icons and desktop objects disappeared only background image left. It was not so frequent, but it was definitely not a good experience ;). Finally I found a simple solution to work around it.

Just restart nautilus and my desktop was restored.

Thats it.


Just another smooth upgrade to next Ubuntu release

November 1st, 2009 by Martin

Yep, I upgraded my workstation to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Linux. Upgrade process was as usually smooth without any troubles.  I again put myself into risk by upgrading over remote connection using VNC. But no problem at all. Just better performance and more polished desktop. Ubuntu just rocks. Thank you guys!


SUSE Studio 1.0 is out!

July 29th, 2009 by Martin

Novell released SUSE Studio 1.0 – a web tool that allows you to create Linux-based systems and appliances for example for VMWare or XEN. Great tool! Great work Nat.


Power of UNIX

June 5th, 2009 by Martin

I found a very nice quote from Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, fathers  of UNIX, that I really like:

A powerful operating system for interactive use need not be expensive either in equipment or in human effort. We hope that users of Unix will find that the most important characteristics of the system are its simplicity, elegance, and ease of use.

There is no need to say anything more to that… That is why I prefer Linux and other UNIX based systems.

Happy birthday!


PHPMyAdmin Error #1030 – Got error 28 from storage engine?

June 4th, 2009 by Martin

While working with PHPMyAdmin I saw following message on my screen.

#1030 - Got error 28 from storage engine?

Well, I was afraid what is wrong, but it is very simple. You are out of space! So hurry and clean up your disks before something fail (and setup an notifications or SMTP agent on it ;)).


Adobe Flex Builder on Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

May 27th, 2009 by Martin

Adobe Flex Builder was one of tools, that I wanted to run native after my switch to Ubuntu desktop. Adobe released alfa version of  Flex builder build on top of Eclipse IDE.  Because my workstation is amd64, it is not so easy to install as on x86 architecture.

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Reason why I prefer Linux as my primary OS

May 3rd, 2009 by Martin

While  I am thinking about myself as OS agnostic person, I do have some preferences or opinions about what is an ideal OS form me. I switched my personal computer to Linux a few years ago, but my workstation OS was usually chosen by my employer IT department. To be honest I did not try Vista, I was happy with XP and this was true even after a lot of my colleagues moved to Vista (and back  to XP again). For software developer there are more essential things than Aero or new security model. Developer needs to write code, compile and debug. I have to say that best development experience on Microsoft platform was with combination of Visual Studio 2008 and Windows XP.

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Novell Offers Commercial Support for Mono 2.4

April 17th, 2009 by Martin

I think this is very important step to spread of Mono platform, but sadly not to other on SUSE Linux Enterprise. I only hope more distributions will come soon. Anyway great step forward :)


Why I moved my desktop from Gentoo to Ubuntu Linux

December 23rd, 2008 by Martin

Well I am a big fan of Linux for many years. I used or experimented with a lot of distributions but my love are Gentoo, Debian and Ubuntu. I am not a professional system administrator, but I am using Linux for both my workstations and for server as well.  For last few years I was using Gentoo as my OS for home desktop. It was great time, I learned a lot about Linux generally, but it was also painful from time to time. I spend a lot of time fixing my workstation after some fresh portage updates. I was resolving issues, masked, blocked packages… I was merging configurations, but not any more. I decided to save my time for some more creative work than fixing OS configuration twice a month.  ;) So I am back to Ubuntu and I love it.

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