Install Flash Player directly from Adobe on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, …

Adobe Flash Player freezes constantly on my Ubuntu installation, sometimes crashing Firefox. Most of the time though, Firefox freezes for about a minute (the window gets darker) and “recovers”, but is still not playing Flash content or Youtube videos. Flash installation through Ubuntu Software Center fails Installing and uninstalling flashplugin-installer from the Software Centre didn’t […]

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Ubuntu & NVIDIA: external monitor, rotation, … (.pdf) January 2011: This how-to describes how to configure external monitors with the “NVIDIA X Server Settings” utility and enable rotation with RandRRotation. A new application background in OpenOffice Writer (.pdf) July 2009: playing with the application background in OpenOffice, including mockups of Writer with a picture or […]

How to install LibreOffice 3.3 on Ubuntu Linux

This article describes how to install LibreOffice on Linux. The installation may be based on the official .deb packages (installs without replacing OpenOffice.org) or based on the LibreOffice ppa (replaces OOo). This how-to is for debian based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu (and variations) and Linux Mint. July 2011: Update available here. (LibreOffice 5.1 or […]

Cheat-sheet: creating a new WordPress site

On this post I’ll share my experience on building up WordPress sites. I’m not a WordPress Guru, but after having spent many years with Joomla and Drupal, I really feel that WordPress is the best solutions for my needs: creating relatively small websites and maintaining them effectively. Everything feels so good with WordPress that I […]