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3 Nice Looking Diff Tools and My Pick

1 Desire I want a GUI diff/merge tool. Text-based diff is fine for easy stuff. I want a tool that makes difficult merges easy. I want a single download, install, and run. I want something with first class support. It should run well on Windows, OSX, and Linux. This was my original goal.

Linux Window Manager Memory Costs

Here is a great post that mirrors my search for a window manager for one of my virtuals. I couldn’t get JWM working for some reason and ended up with FVWM. Maybe I should have gone with BlackBox instead.

Configuring VNC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Over SSH Before Logging In Locally

My goal was to log in to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop desktop, over a SSH tunnel, using VNC, before anyone was logged into the desktop itself. This scenario occurs because although you may share your desktop over the built in “Desktop Sharing”, you may need to restart the system, and after rebooting you are […]

The LxTerminal Config file under LXDE in Lubuntu

It is here: ~/.config/lxterminal/lxterminal.conf

Dolphin runs under Wine

Folks, As promised I have put up a blog post on how to get Dolphin running native under Wine (in this particular case on Mac OSX using a free product called WineSkin). You can find the blog at: There are a few videos to go along with the blog and these can be found […]

Just Enough Ubuntu

Running Linux in a virtual isn’t a new idea, but from what Patrick said, it is fast and easy. This might be a nice way to run a Racket web server locally on Linux.

Using VirtualBox for OCaml

I would like to try out OCaml. From what I have read, though, it is only happy running on UNIX. Without a UNIX box at the moment I decided to try out Sun’s VirtualBox with Ubuntu. Setup, configuration, and installation took less than an hour. Directories can easily be shared between the host and the […]


GoboLinux is a modular Linux distribution: it organizes the programs in your system in a new, logical way. Instead of having parts of a program thrown at /usr/bin, other parts at /etc and yet more parts thrown at /usr/share/something/or/another, each program gets its own directory tree, keeping them all neatly separated and allowing you to […]