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Installing emulationstation on Ubuntu 16.04

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:emulationstation/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install emulationstation emulationstation-theme-simple
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libretro/stable
sudo apt update...

Installing Windows 10 on a second ssd

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For a while I’ve had an extra partition on my Samsung Evo 840 pro SSD with a Windows 10 installation on it. I’m not using it very often but when I need some windows-only software it comes in handy. I’ve used it for updating my TomTom rider and making...

Visualising Vim startup time

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I wanted to visualise Vim’s startup time because over time and with the constant triccle of new plugins Vim became slower and slower to start up. Opening vim with a local file wasn’t too slow (700ms) but when using Vim over sshfs it took seconds to...

Re-scheduling backup processes

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On one of my machines the backup the backup process was disturbing running services. I didn’t want to stop the backup process so I decided to lower it’s priorities:

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for pid in `ps aux | grep backup...

backporting packages for a different ARCH on Ubuntu

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I wanted to backport mod_security from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) to 12.04 (Precise). And not only that, I also wanted to compile it for different ARCH’s. i386 in this example.

So I had to find out how to do that. It turned out that Ubuntu provides a nice...

Switching from laptop-mode-tools to tlp

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I’ve always used laptop-mode-tools on Ubuntu to enance the power consumption on my laptop. It worked fairly well but one thing it didn’t do too wel is handling suspend/resume. After a resume laptop-mode-tools was often confused in which state the laptop...