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If like me you decided to stick to Long Term Support versions of Ubuntu, and miss some of the new stuff in R 3.1+ such as XGBoost, you probably found out that you can’t install them due to some missing packages (namely plyr) for R 3.0. One option is to add R’s repositories and install [...]

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Starting up with upstart

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

You may not care much for the recent way that Debians handles services: upstart. It seems easy enough to create new services, so here’s a quick overview.

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Even though most modern, user-friendly Linux distributions do not do this by default, it is the least to say advisable to create, during installation, a separate partition for the ‘/home’ folder, and another one for the root of the filesystem (‘/’). What does this mean? Partition are logical segments that correspond to physical parts of [...]

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Two finger gestures in Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

So you installed Ubuntu or any other distribution, and don’t have two finger scroll and middle click? Here’s a quick-and-dirt solution. First create a touchpad.sh script with the following text: #!/bin/bash synclient LockedDrags=false synclient VertEdgeScroll=true synclient HorizEdgeScroll=false synclient TapButton1=1 synclient LTCornerButton=2 synclient MaxDoubleTapTime=120 synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=20 synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5 synclient AreaBottomEdge=4200 # comment [...]

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You can’t see the latest series in Hulu because you are not in the USA? You need to keep the government (or anyone) from knowing what you do in the Internet and who you talk to? Are you trying to reach content that is censored in your country? Are you starting a revolution such as [...]

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Quite unlike me, I’ll be really short this time. No baroque adjectives. No complicated sentences. This one goes out to the one I … errrm … to all the people dealing with geospatial databases on Debian-based machines. PostgreSQL 9.0, PostGIS 1.5.2 and JDBC drivers, all built for x86-64 Squeeze are now available (raw, uncut and [...]

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