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bio website androblip.huiges.nl
location Groningen, Netherlands
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Coder by profession and hobby, interested in skepticism, photography, Android and stuff. Especially stuff. I like stuff.

For those interested: Next to the androblip app (application for the photo-blog site www.blipfoto.com), I build a small LiveView (you know, the nerdy watch thingy by Sony Ericsson) plugin so you can get GMail notifications. Check my site here or Check it in the market


Nov
17
comment Update available message after installing update
Are you sure there isn't an upgrade available?
Nov
11
comment How do rootkits get installed on to a ubuntu server?
I have written a small howto, you can install it if you want? just type wget http://mydomain/script.sh;sudo ./script.sh
Apr
21
comment Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer
Yeah, that's what I had planned, but it's an old IDE/PATA disc, and I have only SATA laptops to 'spare' sadly. leaving my only connection option the external USB-connector for the moment.
Apr
21
comment Installing ubuntu on laptop via second computer
that's a real good option and I think I'll do that! But that still needs me to install grub on the thing :)
Feb
12
comment Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?
(by the way, the best thing to do is keep stuff like this default, untill you have a reason to change them. If we are talking about a desktop situation that is working fine, your default is probably fine :) )
Feb
12
comment Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?
(and at your specs: the most important thing if you are talking the memory you have and you, but no specific need to add it here: we could talk for days about all sorts of specifics, the best thing to do is to read the highest answer on that unix link you gave, and continue on with testing how it works in your environment.)'
Feb
12
comment Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?
Impossible to say. Depends on a lot of things, as also stated in that answer -> some databases might do their own caching, but some might not. It depends on the programs and on your hardware. There is a default and the best thing you can do is test how your system performs under what situation. As said, I have added enough mem to my systems, and I know what they require, so I can have swappiness at near 0. But on healthy systems some swapping can be a good thing. there is no easy 'god for all' setup advice here, read the best-upvoted answer. Also: it says "may be", not "is" in that 2nd answer
Dec
4
comment Is sublime legal to use?
Your argument is that it conforms to the shareware definition, so therefore you call it freeware? Freeware is not Shareware
Nov
16
comment How can I add more disk space to /boot for update
there's probably some leftovers from earlier upgrades in /boot, images and the likes. Some things you can do: use df -h to check harddisk space. You say you have plenty, but the partition /boot still can be full. Then, check out what is actually in /boot, the message is quite clear the problem is there. Maybe we van find something you can remove there? like old initrd stuffs?
Oct
11
comment Why doesn't php (cli) have a default memory limit?
While what you say may be true, it hasn't got much to do with the fact that this question is about memory limit, and why the default of "-1" was chosen. Not about execution time or about how to change that?
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
hmm, sounds good, recursive mounting :) .. I'll give it a shot ;)
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
I am booting from a usb-key. I want to reboot with that same key, but then with different parameters. There is only 1 installation, the one on the usb key. So the partition mounted at / of the installation I want to configure is 'currently' mounted at /
Aug
15
comment Cannot update grub with paramters on live USB
I'm not sure I follow you. What do you mean by "the Ubuntu partition" ? I'm not trying to change the boot parameters of the persistent USB drive, not of some other install?
Aug
15
comment Ubuntu Software Center application extension
Well, sure it is possible to develop under windows 7, but testing is going to get a bit tricky. Unless you opt for some virutal machine.. and if you're allready doing that... Anyway, why not develop for Ubuntu in Ubunut?
Aug
9
comment Installing Ubuntu on many laptops
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jul
24
comment What is “chmod” and its practical aspects?
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Jul
24
comment How safe is UBUNTU for “non-geek” users
Important part here is: set up properly: you log in with a limited account, and (maybe at first) do all admin tasks yourself. Don't give them an elevated account, and they cannot crash stuff.
Jul
24
comment wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/script.py not working
You're having a network problem: can you reach other sites? from that commandline? (try wget google.com or something). Also, check out the formatting buttons on the edit field and put a bit effort into making your question look better. It helps :)
Jul
16
comment How to fix “E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)”
Could you give us at least some basic info about what you are doing? For instance, did you type a command? If so, what command was it? Did you click on something? What version of ubuntu are you currently running?
Jul
7
comment Can I get some help with making Live USBs?
you should add the information to the question, if you please :)