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Quick Tip #5: Navigating in Source Trees

I often move around in checked out Subversion or Git source trees on a Bash command line. Directory structures tend to get quite deep (especially in Java projects), so one problem keeps coming up frequently: Changing back to the base … Continue reading

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Getting Started With Kerberos

Recently, I have been playing with Kerberos, a popular Single Sign On system (SSO) that is used in many large organizations. My first contact with Kerberos has been at university in a network security course, but that only covered the … Continue reading

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Undoing Things With Git

Sometimes bad things happen in a software project and you have to revert a change that has already been committed. There are several ways to do this with Git, including Git’s slightly scary ability of changing history. I’ll show you … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.10

I did it again. Upgrade Ubuntu right after a release despite all the problems I had in the past. But this time, after almost four weeks of working with Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus Eee PC 1000HE, I’m confident that … Continue reading

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Mutt: “too many errors”

I’m probably one of the last people on earth who still use a text-mode mail client. Mutt has been my tool of choice for 15 years and apart from certain limitations (hey, it’s text mode!), I’ve never had any problems. … Continue reading

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Scripts That Just Don’t Work

Sometimes people ask for my help when their shell scripts don’t work. I’ve seen all kinds of problems, ranging from trivial to really, really weird. The one I’m describing in this article is definitely from the weird category, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Precision M65

After upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”, I also upgraded my Dell Precision M65 notebook. Like with my Eee PC, in previous versions little worked: Unreliable suspend, no hibernate, no WiFi, and frequent X freezes. This time … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Eee PC to Ubuntu 12.04

Last weekend I did the most stupid thing you can do when a new version of Ubuntu is released: upgrade. At least until things have calmed down a bit. Anyway, I didn’t have much to lose, as things have been … Continue reading

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