Quick Hint: How to save energy in Linux by turing your screen off when locking

Hi!

In my office I frequently lock my screen when I leave my desk. I found out, after pressing the Screen locking shortcut in Ubuntu 13.04 (and the versions before) the screen goes black but is still turned on and therefor consumes more energy than necessary. I hate wasting resources (and battery life) so I began to look for a solution…

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Quick Hint: How to remove a file from subversion version control after accidently adding it?

Hi!

I guess you all had this situation when using subversion / svn: You just created a new project and added many many files…. just to see that there is this ONE file which should no be included into subversion versioning control.

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Oculus Rift hands on – First impressions and all you need to know

Hi,

welcome to my first hands on review of the Oculus Rift Dev Kit virtual reality device. I want to share with you:

– the content of the Oculus Rift Box
– what to do to get the Oculus Rift up and running
– first impressions
– tweaks and tricks I found
– game experiences
– the field test I conducted within the office :)

So, here we go!

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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in less than 20 minutes without problems

Do you want to upgrade to the lastest and greatest version of the Ubuntu Linux operation system? You want to do the upgrade fast and avoid any hassles? Then, this guide is for you!

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Wipe „.DS_Store“ and other resource fork files from disk

Imagine this:

You get some files from a friend or you just copy over some stuff from your Mac to your other computer running Windows or Linux. Harddisk, USB or external storages are polluted by these files. How to clean up the mess?

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Long Tail SEO for your blog using Hittail.com

Recently, I just released the Cheat sheets for Rob Walling’s Book „Start Small, Stay Small“. He is involved in a company called Hittail (Hittail.com).

Hittail reads out what people searched for on the web when they come to your site and determines „promising“ search terms.

They suggest you write an article containing those suggested keywords (or you can order hittail to find a writer for you) which should ultimately let you rank #1 on google for those terms. So, I decided to give Hittail a try and singed up for a 21-day trial.

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Apple Mac gebraucht kaufen

Hallo liebe Apple Fans, Es scheint einen großen Bedarf an gebrauchten MacBooks und iMacs zu geben. Klar, Apple Hardware ist zwar über die Jahre günstiger geworden, aber ein PC Notebook mit ordentlicher Hardware-Ausstattung kostet teilweise weniger als die Hälfte. Da schauen viele sich zunächst den Gebrauchtmarkt an und stolpern über die Checkliste für gebrauchte Macs. Apple Mac gebraucht kaufen weiterlesen

Start Small, Stay Small – A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup

As developers we tend to think that a product has to be technically perfect, right? Don’t release until the last bug has been resolved and the complete set of features has been implemented. Only if the software will scale infinitely you have really accomplished your goals, the goals of a good software engineer. Software development heaven will be waiting one day….

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