A few hours ago I installed KDE on Ubuntu, which means that I’m now using Kubuntu. It was really easy to switch to KDE from Gnome, since I found 2 guides that showed how. The reason behind my switch to Kubuntu was a mate in my class. He dislikes Ubuntu and wanted me to try out Kubuntu. And so I did. I have tried it out earlier (for a short amount of time), so I’m not a complete n00b in the interface. But I guess I have to use it for a while and see how it is like.
If you also want to install KDE on Ubuntu, check out these two links:
And if you didn’t like KDE and want to switch back to a pure Gnome on Ubuntu:
Yesterday I downloaded Game Dev Story to my Android phone, and so far I have managed to play it for like 1 hour. I have to say that it’s a really fun and engaging game. The game is like an RPG where you start a game company, hire people and develope games that you later sell and make money off. The point is to make your company grow, level up your staff and so on. You really have to check it out if you own an Android phone.
Yesterday I got really tired of how slow my rooted Samsung Galaxy Spica I5700 was. Up until then it was so slow that I had to wait like 10 seconds before the SMS window would show up. It was rooted with LK2.08 and I had also installed SamdroidMod Kitchen. But yesterday I downloaded the latest “normal” firmware to Galaxy Spica and installed it with Odin. The installation went fine, without bricking my phone. And it is sooo fast now compared to LK2.08! It feels so fun to use it now. I can’t understand why the phone became so slow with my previous configuration. However, if you want to unroot your phone and/or update the firmware of your Galaxy Spica, here are some useful links:
My ability to autocomplete code in Eclipse just stopped to work. But the problem was easily solved by doing the following steps: Open the Preferences window, navigate to Java > Editor > Content Assist > Advanced, tick everything that sounds right and finally Press OK.
If you have another possible solution, please share it below in a comment.
Hi! In this post I just want to recommend a nice theme that is available to the popular text editors and IDEs Eclipse, Notepad++, Visual Studio and Vim. It’s called Prabir’s Dark Theme and I have a link to the download page below. I’m using the theme in Eclipse and it works great.
Prabir's Dark Theme
I found and installed a really neat application to the Android SDK and pc. It’s called Sensor Simulator and is used to simulate the different sensors that can be found in Android phones, like the accelerometer, magnetic field sensor and the orientation sensor. I got this application working after that I managed to get the adb command in the terminal to work. Because it consists of two apps, one that you install on your virtual phone and one java app that you run on your computer. So it’s kinda useless if you aren’t able to install apps on your virtual phone from the computer. By the way, click on the image above to open it in a new window/tab to see it in the native resolution, in which you are actually able to read the text.
If you are interested, check out the links below.
At first, the commands android and adb didn’t work in my Ubuntu terminal. But what I did to get them to work was modifying the .bashrc file in my home folder. It’s hidden so I showed it with Ctrl + H. In the file i edited the PATH lines to this:
I can’t really recall what they were from the start, and I don’t know if all lines are needed. But as long as the commands work I won’t touch the lines, because I will just mess something up and end up with trying to fix it four hours.
If it still doesn’t work for you after this change, try to restart your computer.
The other day I really needed a program that could stream a .mkv file to the family’s Playstation 3. I can’t understand why it isn’t possible, in year 2011, to connect an external harddrive, formated with the NTFS file system, to a console and be able to play the content on it. I don’t know if it works if the harddrive is formated with FAT32, but that file system does only supports files with a size up to 4 GB, which is pretty crappy on a drive with 1 TB of space where I want to store large files. It’s 2011! My drive doesn’t even shows up when I, with USB, connects it to the PS3.
However, I went to Google Search and asked for a program that could stream .mkv files, since it would take a couple of hours to convert the file to .avi. Because Windows Media Player can’t stream .mkv files to PS3, it even can’t stream .mp4… HOWEVER, I found a great software to stream media to PS3 from a computer called PS3 Media Server. It streamed the .mkv without any problems, and it was also really simple to add an external subtitle file to the video.
Thumbs up to PS3 Media Server – check it out! It’s available on Linux, Windows and Mac, but I have only tried it on Windows.
Ummm… Lets see if I can explain what Jupiter Broadcasting is. The sub-title on their website is “independent entertainment, on demand”, and I think that pretty much sums it up. What I have seen, there are three persons making the videos, or at least I have only seen three in the videos. Maybe there are more behind the scenes, I don’t know. However, they have five shows (according to their homepage), where I find their show Linux Action Show the best. It’s broadcasted live every Sunday on their website, and then uploaded online for downloading and streaming. It’s usually about one hour long, and it’s fun and informative. But they don’t have that many viewers, according to the numbers below the videos on their Youtube Channel. Maybe many watch them live, or watch the episodes on their official website instead, or maybe download the episodes, I don’t know. But I really want more people to check these guys out, because they are doing a great work on their spare time – which they are providing to us completely free of charge.
So, check them out. I have added some links below. I hope you will like their work as much as I do.