Lock screen when I close the laptop lid

I’m quite sure that Ubuntu 7.0.4 (Feisty Fawn) with GNOME 2.18 locked my screen when I closed the lid of my laptop. Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) with GNOME with 2.20 did not until I made this change under the hood. The XML below can be imported with gconftool –load. <gconfentryfile>   <entrylist base=”/apps/gnome-power-manager/lock”>   <entry>… Continue reading Lock screen when I close the laptop lid

Rest in peace, Netscape

The end of life for the Netscape web browser was announced yesterday in the blog article End of Support for Netscape web browsers. Of course, everyone I know switched to Firefox a long time ago, so I can’t say this has any impact but a small emotion of nostalgia, something like when I heard of… Continue reading Rest in peace, Netscape

I want to read “Peopleware” again

Bruce Eckel recommends Peopleware — Productive Projects and Teams (by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister) in his recent weblog entry The Mythical 5%. When I ordered a bunch of book recently I was thinking of including both The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks and Peopleware, but I didn’t. It is probably a good idea to… Continue reading I want to read “Peopleware” again

Enterprise ready

I would have ordered an Enterprise ready T-shirt on the spot if they had my size in stock.

Holiday project!

The day before yesterday I registered a domain name for a new project and yesterday (while recovering from a really upset stomach) I wrote three A5 pages with a database model, sketchy requirements and possible features. All from very basic ones (“It shall be possible to register a new user account”) to some that are… Continue reading Holiday project!

Ant “replace” task does not preserve Unix file permissions

This is probably a well-known fact for everyone who has used Ant on Unix for a while, but an annoying discovery for me who have been hiding under a C++ rock. The five year old bug report File Permissions not preserved in replace task pretty much says it all: Java couldn’t stat files, and it… Continue reading Ant “replace” task does not preserve Unix file permissions

Beautiful Code

I’ve been reading Beautiful Code from time to time during the autumn. It’s mixed bag and I actually skipped some chapter that was too deep into maths for my taste. Chapter 22: A Spoonful of Sewage was an instant favorite; it is a a fascinating head-first dive into a bug hunt in Sun Solaris’ synchronization… Continue reading Beautiful Code