Add natural scrolling to i3

I really like i3. In fact, I was working with it actively until few months back that I reinstalled my Ubuntu system. Few days back, I reinstalled i3 again and decided to give a try to Qutebrowser. It is all motivated by watching some YouTube videos of Luke Smith. In …

Get rid of i3 notification in Ubuntu Unity

It is a very common symptom that once you install i3 window manager in Ubuntu, the Unity notification is getting replaced by i3 one which is called dunst. It is daemon service which starts at system booting time. This is very unpleasant at least for me. It looks ugly in …

What is Accelerated Mobile Pages?

Two weeks ago, I’ve participated in a hackathon and the project I worked on was about AMP. While I was familiarizing myself with AMP concept to do the hacks, I took some notes which I think is worth sharing. Following is the fundamental of AMP. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), is …

Fixing Cpanel internal server error

In Cpanel hosted sites, Internal Server Error is a common issue. This can be due to multiple reasons which is highly depends on the Cpanel configurations. As a website owner, encountering this error is very unpleasant. In particular when there is a high pressure to fix the problem. Based on …

Changing Ubuntu calendar language

One irritating fact about Ubuntu is that it localizes the calendar based on your location and time zone. I am very against of this practice. It is annoying, it makes me do googling to find out how to fix it which is absolutely waste of time. And it hinders my …

Hello from hell

Finally, I managed to post after two months (exactly since November 2016) in my blog and I am extremely happy about that but at the same time sad and nervous. I guess the first question is what happened that I didn’t post for two months. Well, in a nutshell, disaster …

Open source contributors, license matters

Few days ago a post published on Arstechnica that “Wix gets caught ‘stealing’ GPL code from WordPress”. You can read the full news at this link. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/wordpress-and-wix-trade-shots-over-alleged-theft-of-open-source-code/ My takeaway from the news narrows down to two hypotheses (unawareness, smartness) why such incident occurred. Hypothesis one – unawareness: No one (including …

Extract highlighted text from a PDF in Linux

Majority topics on exporting highlighted text of a PDF are unanswered or are too old to be useful anymore. Extracting highlighted text seems to be a problematic in all operating systems and when it comes to Linux the situation get worse due to lack of efficient PDF tools. For instance, …

Lessons to be learned from Steve Jobs book

As a Free & Open-source fan/advocate I am not much interested in proprietary products from Apple and Microsoft, though, this does not implicate that I hate their founders (e.g. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, etc.) even if I have conflict of interests with them. No doubt all the mentioned …

Installing TinyCore Linux on VirtualBox

I really don’t know how to start this post except saying Linux is awesome. Recently, Linux turned to 25, thanks Linus and RMS for all your efforts on Linux and GNU projects. Anyway, let’s get down to business. Allow me to introduce you to TinyCore, a minimalist Linux with only …

How to add keys to Python dictionary

Python has a strong feature to allow you to check availability of keys in a dictionary (AKA json string) on the fly and edit it. I recently, ran to a case that requires to check whether a particular keys are available in the dictionary. If keys are unavailable, add to …

Story behind Ubuntu Indicator Weather

Last week, I have seen a great news about my Ubuntu Indicator Weather and decided to write a post blog about it. The story started in last year November when I decided to create a weather webservice with Spring Boot built on top of Open Weather Map service with additional …

Python in one post

Two years ago when I started learning Python I had made a small note for myself as a quick reference which turned out to be so handy. The time I made the note I did not consider about sharing it. Now, after two years when I was working with Python …

How to fix corrupted filesystems in FreeBSD

I have an installation of FreeBSD on VirtualBox and once in awhile I work with it. Working with FreeBSD indeed is very amazing and it is a world itself. Anyhow, few days ago when I was working with the FreeBSD on VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine, Unity got crazy and …