1. Process isolation support in start-stop-daemon

    Yesterday I played with LXC a bit, and I liked it, as LXC provides a very lightweight isolation of processes, much like enchanced chroot. However, I realised, I don't always need the chroot-like part of LXC, sometimes what I need is just to make sure the process is unable to …

  2. Clearlooks-Phénix update

    Once upon a time, GTK+ 3.0 was released. That release brought at least one Bad Thing™: incompatibility with GTK+ 2.x themes. At the same time, previously popular Clearlooks theme hasn't been ported. Many people didn't like that, but only one decided to DTRT — to do the Right Thing …

  3. Not coming to FOSDEM

    It turnes out moving to a different city takes more time and effort than I originally expected, so I'm skipping FOSDEM this year. That's unlike I originally planned to spend the beginning of February — I had my flight booked already, but apparently that's not the best idea ever to go …

  4. A bit more on TrueCrypt

    Few days ago I was discussing my last blog post with a colleague of mine, Lukaš Tvrdý, and he's mentioned that it actually is possible to harmlessly decrypt the TrueCrypted filesystem in online mode, resize it, and encrypt it back again. Well, I decided to try, because I have had …

  5. Bohdan Zograf and so-called “Belorussian” translations

    I'd like to bring some attention to activity of a person mostly known as Bohdan Zograf. If you Google that name, you'll find that he seems to be a person who knows Belarusian language very well, and is interested in translating as many texts as he can into Belarusian for …

  6. Linux, snd_hda_intel and Sigmatel STAC9200

    Strange and interesting thing has happened to me recently. I'm a user of Dell D620 laptop, which has Intel's HDA controller and Sigmatel's STAC9200 codec. This has always worked perfectly fine, and in my mixer I could see at least two volume controls: Master and PCM. Changing volume using both …

  7. Removing accounts from Android devices

    It's a well-known problem that Android offers no easy way to completely remove the primary Google account, at least sometimes.

    Well, there's one not really easy for people not involved with computer stuff, but at least it works.

    Once you have adb shell working, you need to log into your …

  8. ifupdown news

    A new version of ifupdown has been uploaded to experimental yesterday, which brings some important changes.

    First of all, now it's possible to specify default values for various interface configuration options. This eliminates the need of hard coding of them in C source, as Ubuntu has been doing for some …

  9. GTK+ 3 done right

    Ever wanted your GTK+ 3 look better? Unsatisfied with the default settings of Adwaita theme? Add these configuration files to your ~/.config/gtk-3.0:

    gtk.css download
    .menu {
        border-style: solid;
        border-width: 1;
    }
    
    .menubar .menuitem *:prelight,
    .menubar .menuitem:prelight {
        background-color: @theme_selected_bg_color;
        color: @theme_selected_fg_color;
    }
    

    This will add some nice borders to menus …

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