Category Archives: Technology

Change application language of GVim

Recently I have been using Vim more often to give it a try. I use GVim for windows. Unfortunately my windows installation of my office laptop is in German, though I changed the display language to English. GVim apparently doesn’t … Continue reading

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Unable to play DVDs on Xubuntu or GStreamer backend error

Despite the fact that DVDs are a little bit old fashioned, I tried to watch one the other day. To my surprise I wasn’t able to do so. Every time I tried I got the following error GStreamer backend error … Continue reading

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Using nmap to find a Raspberry Pi within a network

I find it really annoying to connect an HDMI monitor and a keyboard to the Pi, in order to get the IP address to connect with SSH. The terminal program nmap is able to scan your network and gets the … Continue reading

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Step by step installation of Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi

First of all, download Raspbian. Check the website for the latest version. In my case I used wget to download the version: wget http://212.187.212.42/bt/29aa44acfa3a7a78dd438e9e91dd3142247817fd/data/2014-09-09- wheezy-raspbian.zip Get the checksum to check if the download was correct: sha1sum 2014-09-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip Unpack the zip … Continue reading

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Podcasts recommendations

I listen to podcasts nearly every day during my commute with my bicycle and I do love podcasts. Here is a short list of recommendations. Stuff you should know I know “Stuff you should know” for nearly one year now … Continue reading

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Xubuntu, Code::Blocks and Ctrl+F9

Code::Blocks uses the Shortcut Ctrl + F9 to do a build. Unfortunately uses Xubuntu in its default settings Ctrl + F9 to switch to the workspace 9, if available. Xfce wins over Code::Blocks, which means Ctrl + F9 simply doesn’t … Continue reading

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The problem with smartwatches

Smartwatches are a thing now, at least that what most of the tech news sites or the Apple Watch marketing department says. THEY must be right. I own a smartwatch for nearly a year now. I bought a Pebble, because … Continue reading

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