Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Posted on 28 May 2013 in Articles • Tagged with Microsoft, mouse, Linux, life • 4 min read

I have finally replaced my old Defender mouse with a brand-new, wireless blue laser-powered Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. Some of the reasons for picking this particular mouse are: symmetric, wireless, laser and GNU/Linux support :). A month of usage has passed and there is enough time to write a review with all tips'n'tricks which can help handling this mouse properly.

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Inside Python: understanding os.listdir()

Posted on 08 May 2011 in Articles • Tagged with programming, Linux, Python, C • 2 min read

If you've been using python for a long time, then you surely know that os.listdir() function returns an unsorted list of file names. I didn't care much until facing a situation, in which the sorted-sequential processing of files was crucial, and I could not remember whether the previous file processing were done in sorted order. Well, luckily they were. But hey, this is a little bit annoying, isn't it? Why os.listdir() returns an unsorted list of files? Would you like to find out?

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Linux, it's time to wake up!

Posted on 22 May 2010 in Articles • Tagged with Linux, ACPI • 3 min read

Back in my "Windows" times, I was a fan of Foobar2000 music player. One of my favourite plug-ins was "Alarm", which could turn user's computer on during "suspend" state. So, I could switch my laptop to "sleep" mode, and be awaken in the morning by music from Foobar's playlist :) Is it possible to reproduce a similar trick in Linux? It depends on your hardware. Let's give it a try!

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A very long nightmare

Posted on 01 April 2010 in Articles • Tagged with Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, disk, fail • 1 min read

The worst thing has happened: I have an unexpected drive failure. That's how my Easter has started :(

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The legacy of the initramfs optimization

Posted on 11 January 2009 in Articles • Tagged with initramfs, Linux • 3 min read

An adventure of dealing with Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

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