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Επιστροφή από GUADEC 2006

Σήμερα το πρωί επέστρεψα από το συνέδριο GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). Το συνέδριο ήταν μια πολύ καλή ευκαιρία για να συναντηθούν τα άτομα που εργάζονται στο ίδιο το γραφικό περιβάλλον GNOME και αλλά σημαντικά έργα όπως το Xorg. Οι πρώτες δύο μέρες ήταν για warm up και υπήρχαν θέματα γενικά για το …

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Can you read Coptic?

Coptic is the most recent phase of ancient Egyptian. It is the direct descendant of the ancient language written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. The Coptic alphabet is a slightly modified form of the Greek alphabet, with some letters (which vary from dialect to dialect) deriving from demotic. As a living language of …

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How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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Keyboard updates in Xorg

There have been a few updates in Xorg regarding the multilingual keyboard support. First, a new dead key has been added for Finish, dead_stroke. It appears that Cyrillic would find it useful as the available dead keys are too few to be reused in this case. The moral of the story is that if you …

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The Da Vinci code

Spoiler alert Yesterday I watched the DaVinci Code. Technically, it would have been today, because the movie started a few minutes before midnight. Therefore, it finished around 3:00am. While booking the tickets, there was a warning sign on the information screen that there is a limited number of tickets available. We were lucky, we came …

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Domains and Webhosting #3

It is quite common to require information about domain names during our work with webhosting and the market of domains. There are specific tools that one can use to find the WHOIS record of a domain name, find who has allocated a specific IP address, ping or traceroute a hostname, view the history of a …

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