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My Rolling Debian System

A few weeks back, I switched my home laptop to Debian and I wanted to write about my reasons behind choosing Debian and my experience with it for the first few days. But before I dive into that, here’s a

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Opening large JSON files with Geany

A few days back at work I was trying to open a fairly large unformatted (a single line) JSON file generated through one of the junit tests. At first I tried to open it in Eclipse since my Eclipse JEE IDE

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Accessing Mysql database installed in an LXD container

This is my second post on LXD containers. Sometimes, using a container is a cleaner way to install and use applications for a number of reasons: You can install packages from any version of any distribution. That means, even if

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Automatically dim display when switching to battery power on Ubuntu

I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop recently which came with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. Something I noticed with the factory Ubuntu 14.04 image was that some of the settings were tweaked to work better with the laptop. One fine example was

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My Custom Vim Configuration

Though Vim is my favourite command-line text editor, not all the default configurations suit my taste. Luckily, changing the default configurations of Vim editor on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (any Linux based OS for that matter) is fairly easy and

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[Solved] Flash player in Google Chrome keeps getting stuck under Ubuntu/Linux

Although I use both Firefox and Chrome on my Linux box, for playing any flash video (yes, I know flash is going to go away and I hate it too but for the time being, it’s still here), sometimes Chrome is the

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[Solved] Cheese Webcam Booth not displaying video from Webcam in Ubuntu

I own a Logitech c170 web-cam which has very good Linux support. I bought this web-cam almost 2 years ago and at that time, it worked like a charm on Ubuntu 12.04. I stopped using the web-cam over a year

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