Tag Archives: linux

February 15, 2015


Redshift adjusts the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings. This may help your eyes hurt less if you are working in front of the screen at night. This program is inspired by f.lux (please see this post for the reason why I started this project).

November 15, 2014

With no prior knowledge of OpenStack, I must say that as a user, it has proven to be a really nice experience. Was able to configure and start and instance with an extra attached volume in a few minutes. Good stuff.

October 30, 2014


With osquery, you can use SQL to query low-level operating system information. Under the hood, instead of querying static tables, these queries dynamically execute high-performance native code. The results of the SQL query are transparently returned to you quickly and easily.

A really neat concept for monitoring and security auditing.

January 29, 2014


A drop-in, low-overhead monitoring web dashboard for a linux machine.

Done with CSS, Javascript, PHP and a host of standard linux commands.

(via One Thing Well)

March 2, 2013

Texlive font not loadable

This is worth a quick mention in case someone runs into the same issue. If you get this when trying to make a .tex file:

IEEEtran.cls:366: leading text: normalfont
IEEEtran.cls:724: Font OT1/ptm/m/n/5=ptmr7t at 5.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)

Then install the recommended fonts to fix the problem:

§ sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended

This took me way longer to figure out than it should have.

November 9, 2012

Steam for Ubuntu open to select beta testers

The service currently features 24 Linux games, a list dominated by indie titles that were already available via other means, as well as larger releases like Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3. Valve has promised that internally developed titles like Portal and Left 4 Dead 2 will be available for Linux soon. Only one paid Steam Linux title, World of Goo, currently has a free demo available on the platform.

We shall see how this takes off.