Note to self about mounting problems

This is just a small note to my future self, for the next time I encounter seemingly random invalid mount operations, or other mount failures in Ubuntu (Hardy Heron, in this case), for phone cards, usb drives et al. Remove the following line from /etc/fstab: bc. /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0 For what it’s […]

My experience with Windows Vista, in n simple steps

I just got my work computer replaced with a bright and shiny Lenovo X61s. It came preinstalled with Windows Vista. Here is my mini-review.

Search-based interfaces

Is document indexing technologies and local (computer) search really needed?

Three and a half years ago, I was as wrong as it’s humanly possible to be

Roughly three and a half years ago, I wrote a blog entry titled “Why Linux has failed, and why Linux will fail again”. Roughly two years ago, I switched — to the operating system I claimed had failed, and would fail again. Linux. Ubuntu to be precise. How has my views changed?

Command-line usability

Command-line usability in practice at work in update-manager