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London-based Python / PHP / JavaScript developer

May
8
comment Installation of openjdk 7
You may need to run sudo update-alternatives --config javac as well
Apr
16
awarded  Yearling
Apr
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
31
awarded  Informed
Jul
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Question
May
2
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
28
comment Is 64 bit Ubuntu stable for general use?
Bear in mind, Ubuntu will install the PAE kernel by default if it detects more than 3GB of RAM installed on your machine. This allows the OS to make use of up to 64GB of RAM so >3GB of RAM isn't necessarily a deal-breaker for 32 bit Linux (unlike Windows, say).
Feb
15
comment Removing folder named ~
I'd avoid writing rm -rf on something with such potential for failure if you mis-type. Consider entering your ./~ folder and removing its contents from there before moving up a directory and running rmdir ./~ to remove the ~ directory itself.
Feb
8
comment How to rollback to PHP 5.2?
Lastly, (I hope) php5-imagick isn't in that ppa so I couldn't install it. Worked around by grabbing php-pear (which is in the ppa) and using sudo pecl install imagick. (You'll need to install libmagickwand-dev if you don't have it for the module to compile)
Feb
8
comment How to rollback to PHP 5.2?
If you are uninstalling an existing PHP instance first, make sure you grab a list of the packages you have first dpkg -l | grep php| awk '{print $2}' |tr "\n" " "
Feb
8
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Feb
8
comment How to rollback to PHP 5.2?
This is pretty much the perfect answer, thanks. For those unsure, to add the ppa to your sources do sudo add-apt-repository ppa:txwikinger/php5.2 from the command line. Be sure to follow the ppa link in the post and apply txwikinger's pinning solution. Make sure you run sudo apt-get update before you try and install the packages!
Dec
15
accepted Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized
Dec
15
comment Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized
I've spent some time customising screen and this seems to be the best solution so far - in particular because of all the unrelated 'issues' that are solved when one uses screen. However it bothers me not being able to scroll back through the history quickly and you can't use § as the screen prefix key so I'm yet to find a way to get really comfortable with it. Certainly, I'm open to any other suggestions although I will accept this answer for now!
Dec
12
comment Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized
I'll give that a look, thanks!
Dec
12
comment Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized
Yeah, I'm aware I could use screen instead but I'm typically using emacs and I'd rather not lose ctrl + a, for instance. I may end up going down this route by customising screen but it is nice having the tab controls be consistent with the rest of the OS so if there's a way to reduce the padding on the gnome tabs I'd prefer that!
Dec
12
asked Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized
Nov
2
comment How do I free up disk space?
+1 for kDirStat
Oct
21
accepted How do I install mp3pro support?