Category: free software

JabRef stuck at Java 8

My preferred tool for managing bibliographies is JabRef, an Open Source software written in Java. Its GUI makes it convenient to manage bibliographies which are stored in the BibTeX / BibLaTeX format. It…

Fixing DNS problems on Ubuntu 16.04 (zesty)

Last Saturday, one of our laptops running Ubuntu 16.04 zesty suddenly couldn’t get on the Internet anymore. It connected to the router and could ping IPs, but DNS lookups failed, so no browsing…

two small git tips

the impact of git and github in the programmer community continues to amaze me. it appears that almost all major open source projects have made the switch to git at this point. naturally,…

‘locate’ on ubuntu with an encrypted home dir

recently, i noticed that the locate command on my ubuntu system didn’t work as expected. it simply didn’t list files located in my $HOME dir, while it did still list files in the…