Author Archives: mghicks

Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 2 – Web Dev Tools

Following Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 1 Sublime Text I’m a Sublime Text convert. Official docs are sparse, but there are great unofficial (community) docs for Sublime Text. It’s quite easy to install on Ubuntu/Kubuntu via webupd8. LiveReload Change a file in your project … Continue reading

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Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 1 – Base System

Install via Unetbootin (I’m using Kubuntu these days) Fix monitors (important to do before next step) Install synergy Add synergy to startup (see http://askubuntu.com/questions/15212/start-synergy-on-boot) Connect to NAS Additional repositories Additional codecs, fonts, tools, etc. Install Chromium and extensions: Adblock Plus, … Continue reading

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This week’s (Xmas) music finds

It’s just about that time of year…

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This week’s music finds

Going to see whether I can jumpstart more blogging with posts about music I like found on sites like ex.fm, FMA, Soundcloud, and so on…

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Network Traffic on Ubuntu 12.04 vs Fedora 17

Recently, I started obsessing over network traffic on my (recently upgraded) Ubuntu 12.04 system.  This is what it looked like, with only a few user processes (just chromium and synergyc). I could never pin down a process that was causing … Continue reading

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What’s Causing that Network Traffic on Linux?

I noticed some periodic network traffic on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. Naturally, I wonder what was polling like that… Then I realized netstat -ap  will tell me the process using a port, but just doesn’t provide enough info to figure … Continue reading

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Raleigh Crabtree Greenway Walk

This is the flat side (north) of the Raleigh greenway trial I normally walk.  It’s about 2.8 miles and mostly shaded, with one sunny stretch. Takes me about 45 minutes for the round trip. You can still see the impressive … Continue reading

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