Entries tagged as howto
Sunday, October 18. 2009
My mother wanted a simple laptop, which is sufficient for browsing the web, writing some emails and some letters. So I haven chosen a HP Compaq 615 since it has a very low price but does it's job. As I don't want to bother my mother with viruses and I wanted the flexibility to setup a system that just fits her needs, I installed Kubuntu. Therefore the next advantage of the HP Compaq 615 is that it has no Microsoft Tax - it's delivered with DR-DOS only.
Ubuntu is supported very well on this laptop. After some tweaks, I managed to get everything working but some function keys that are not really required.
Continue reading "HP Compaq 615 with Kubuntu 9.04"
Thursday, September 17. 2009
Do you have a Notebook running Linux?
Do you frequently use it in different network environments with different proxy configurations?
Are you sick of frequently reconfiguring all the applications that have their own proxy settings like the web browser, the Java IDE, the desktop and the applications that uses its settings, the other desktop environment that uses other settings... and so on?
If your answer to these questions is yes, yes and yes then read on. The solution I present here allows you to configure proxy settings in any of your applications just once and will even change the proxy settings automatically as soon as you connect your laptop to a network.
Continue reading "Road Warriors Proxy"
Wednesday, August 5. 2009
Continue reading "KDE 4.3: Enable Desktop Search in Kubuntu 9.04"
Saturday, July 4. 2009
In case you really want to have a (almost fully working) 2 way sync, you may check out the solution using the GCALDaemon that is described here. The GCalDaemon is a server that runs locally on your system that serves as a kind of proxy to Google Calendar. However it's major drawback is that it is written in Java. Thus you need to have a JVM running all the time just to be able to access the server. Well, I don't want to waste these resources on my Laptop.
Another possibility is to simply access the ICal address using a remote calendar directly. Well, this has the drawback that you can just access the calendar read-only. But for me a read-only access is OK. Google Calendar provides a nice web UI to enter events so I am fine with that restriction. I am more interested in getting Reminders for my events as I tend to forget the time while I am working.
But both solutions mentioned above have a major drawback: They only work while you are connected to the Internet. There are so many occassions, when I just wanted to check my calendar when I don't have an internet access like on the hallway when I just would like to see where the next meeting is located. So for me it's more important to have a calendar synchronization that syncs with offline data. But the solution is simple and may work not only with just KOrganizer, but with every application that works with ICS files. So here it is:
Continue reading "Accessing Google Calendar from KOrganizer"
Thursday, March 26. 2009
In case you want to build Flex applications using Maven 2 the Flex Mojo plugin is surely the best Maven 2 plugin to accomplish a fully featured build setup. Unfortunately it lacks documentation. So the best resource for settings up own Maven builds is to look at the examples that the developer Marvin Froeder uses to test the plugin.
Marvin Froeder has also a blog where he used to announce changes. However yesterday I realized that I was still building against the Flex 3.0.0 SDK and was looking for information on how to update the build against the latest 3.3.0 SDK. Fortunately Marvin is very, very fast and responsive in the Google Groups discussion group so I took a look into and searched for information and found a thread, where Flex-Mojo 3.0.0 was mentioned. So I tried to upgrade and get the latest Flex Mojo Maven plugin and it was not as easy as running mvn -up.
So here are the upgrade instructions from flex-mojo 2.0.0 to flexmojos-maven-plugin 3.x:
Continue reading "Upgrading flex-mojos 2.0.0 to flexmojos-maven-plugin 3.x"