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22Nov/112

Smart Roadster

Smart Roadster 0.7cc

Spritmonitor.de

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26Oct/1032

Undervolting in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

This is a guide to Undervolting your Intel CPU under Ubuntu 10.10. For the ones that do not know, Undervolting means taking some of the voltage from the CPU which in return gives a longer battery life and lower temperature during intensive use of the CPU.

Note: this is an copy/update of my old post about undervolting in Ubuntu 10.04 found over here. Be sure to check it out, especially because of the comments, some could be helpful and address possible questions/difficulties you may have.

And what are the negative aspects of Undervolting? Well actually

11Oct/105

Ubuntu 10.10 unlock default keyring

It seems that many (including me) have problems with the annoying keyring that shows up every time I do a login. To solve the issue I just had to go to System->Preferences->Password and EncriptionKeys and in there you can found 2 keyrings: a default one and a login one which is unlocked at login time. What you have to do is delete the default keyring (Warning you will loose all passwords entered before in applications, like wifi, chat, etc.) which still appears in the list after that... a bug maybe. The select the login keyring and make it default (right click menu).
Now enter all passwords again as needed in applications and I hope everything goes back to normal.

Good Luck!

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9May/1080

Undervolting in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) LTS

This is a guide to Undervolting your Intel CPU under Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. For the ones that do not know, Undervolting means taking some of the voltage from the CPU which in return gives a longer battery life and lower temperature during intensive use of the CPU.

And what are the negative aspects of Undervolting? Well actually

24Apr/101

Baton Rouge R14CE-Black

Well this is my review of the Baton Rouge R14CE-BK (Black) Guitar that my girlfriend gave it to me as a birthday present. I wanted to learn guitar so I brought one with around 20€ (with shipping and case included in price) and she just would not let me learn guitar with "such a thing" :)

So for the ones that did not heard before about Baton Rouge, it's a German brand of guitars (relatively new, only 10 years)

23Nov/090

Enable Ubuntu 9.10 touchpad top-right corner

It seems that in some cases Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic does not enable the touchpad top-right corner (used for mouse middle click), so this is a simple tutorial to get the functionality back (this is one of the many ways to do it)

1Jun/0920

Gedit LaTeX Plugin with live preview in split window

I am going to show you a little tool that helps a lot in discovering commands available in LaTeX and helps creating the final PDF document using Gnome's simple gEdit text editor. It's called Gedit LaTeX Plugin (http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/LaTeXPlugin), download and sources available from the website, but may already come packaged in many Linux Distributions, such as repositories of Debian, Ubuntu, etc. The plugin provides menu entries for generating the PDF file and opens a preview (by default uses evince) it in a new window.

31May/091

Open source, open mind, open future

The intent of this blog is to host information about things I find useful.
No matter how insignificant, there will always be someone somewhere
who share the same values and finds it useful.

So this is my contribution to help spreading the knowledge keeping
an open mind and also hoping for an open future.

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