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Enable Left Win as the Compose Key on Ubuntu April 5th, 2016, 4PM

Programming

It is very easy to type “special” characters on Linux (i.e. those that aren’t printed on the keyboard). It’s called the Compose or Multi Key, and it’s brilliant. First, enable it in ‘Keyboard settings > Advanced > Position of Compose Key’. I’ve got it set to Left Win because I never use that for anything […]

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Sorry, Apple Inc., I've met something I like more than you January 28th, 2012, 7PM

Programming

I first used a Mac in about 1993 — a Quadra I think it might’ve been, or a Performa. I’d come from DOS and Amiga and didn’t really know anything about anything — I didn’t even know there was anything to be known. I remember hearing someone talking about Windows, and assuming they just meant […]

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My xorg.conf December 18th, 2005, 11AM

Programming

At last we have Ubuntu working with a SGI 1600SW Flatpanel display. Here’s the xorg.conf: # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf […]

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