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How to use NordVPN in a LXD container

NordVPN is one of many VPN services. I was asked to have a look at how to make it work in a LXD container and as a result I am writing this post. I am not advertising this service, nor do I use affiliate links, etc. Up to now, NordVPN have refused to fix their …

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Using ibus-typing-booster for predictive typing in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Update 16 July 2020: The package ibus-typing-booster has been accepted to Debian/Ubuntu. Therefore, you do not need anymore to use the testing PPA that was mentioned in the original post here. This post has been updated to reflect the change. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has switched to using the IBus input framework for most (all?) languages, …

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How to setup the HUION 430P drawing tablet on Ubuntu 20.04

If you want to draw on your computer, you can always use your mouse. But if you want to really draw, you can upgrade to a drawing tablet (also known as graphics tablets). Here is one below. It is an entry level drawing tablet, has a pressure-sensitive pen that does not require batteries, and the …

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How to get LXD containers get IP from the LAN with routed network

UPDATE 11 August 2020: Ubuntu 20.04 as a container did not work with the instructions in this post. There is a need for an addition to the profile in order to make it work for both older versions of Ubuntu and newer versions (Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04). The addition is for on-link: true in …

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Greece is struggling against COVID-19

If a person in Greece wants to learn more about COVID-19, they can access the website of the National Organization of Public Health (Εθνικός Οργανισμός Δημόσιας Υγείας/ΕΟΔΥ). This appears to be the main portal on COVID-19 in Greece. See the screenshot below on how it looks. You can scroll down, but the screenshot shows the …

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