Need help setting up my Linux development platform

March 24, 2010 – 1:32 am by Adnan Hodzic


Maintaining stable life with unstable distro? This post may sound ludicrous to some of you but please hear me out. I've been on Debian unstable/Sid for awhile now and it was all cool until yesterday. Besides my work on Debian DebConf/some devel, I'm university student, also I do web devel which is my primary source of income, besides all those I try to go out on weekends and have some kind of social life. Somehow I manage to do all these things and I'd say I manage them pretty successfully too. Now I'm hardcore to the bone, but this is just too much, last week started working on immense web devel project  didn't sleep more then 2hrs/day whole week; I also didn't shut down my notebook and just kept it on suspend as I usually do. Either way I was about to print/scan something and I connect my printer and what happens? My ...

FoolControl, Gnome, Squeeze?

March 15, 2010 – 1:06 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Other day I read "Refreshing The Ubuntu Brand", upcoming visual style changes for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and my only comment to this whole story was "Don't tell me you're moving window control elements to the left side of window in Lucid ..." :sidefrown: Either way if this is the "revolutionary" change for Ubuntu, then I have a visual style suggestion for Squeeze as well. Since Gnome is default desktop environment in Debian and as it looks like right now 2.30 will be what's going to be included into Squeeze; nothing much, or nothing really will visually change in Gnome by then. So ... how about this :lamp: For some time now I've been troubled by some things in Gnome, and what's bothering me the most is "System" menu. Why? Well because the list of utilities listed both under "Administration" and "Preferences" is so long that it's almost useless. ...

DebConf11 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 1, 2010 – 8:26 pm by Adnan Hodzic


This moment has finally arrived! Last Saturday (27-th) on #debconf-team decision was made, DebConf11 is coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina!  :victory: Our team and myself were working on this whole candidature for last ~9 months, and even though we put incredibly amounts on energy, hard work, enthusiasm and everything else that goes along with it, suspense and uncertainty were there until the very last minute!  One of our local team members (trip0d's) wife almost gave a birth to their child gave birth to twins during the decision process that lasted full 4 hours :clap: As a remainder we were competing with Ecuador and Germany to win this bid, whole process was excruciating and very emotionally distressful in every possible aspect for every team member; at one point Germany took a slight lead ahead of Bosnian team, while in the end by "points" Bosnia was in slight lead by 0.25 points, and ...

DebConf11; nü Banja Luka wiki

February 25, 2010 – 5:23 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Almost all of wiki contents got updated, so please take your time to review it all, once again :heh: "nü" was more of a symbolic meaning, since in meantime we solved our bids "weakest links" and pretty much got it "mature" and at the stage we were aiming it to be. We'll still make some minor changes to it until the final decision date (in 47 hours) but this is it really :party: So without further ado, let me introduce you to our nü wiki :announce: Since besides changing pretty much the whole wiki we have also added (important) new pages for: Banja Luka and Republika Srpska We have added a new pages to bring Banja Luka and Republika Srpska closer to every potential visitor. Full Government Support Today we have received the most important information when it comes to our bid. Today government council sitting was done, where one of the topics was ...

Jahorina

February 23, 2010 – 2:52 am by Adnan Hodzic


Every winter ... I just get incredibly damp and ... depressed :wilt: Well this year, I've found an ultimate remedy + stress "reliever" since I'm all jumpy around DebConf11 decision coming around this Saturday :fingersxd: So to whoever has the same problem during winter ... take your board/skies (whatever your fix is) and hit the mountains! This weekend I went to Bosnian "Olympic" mountain Jahorina; couple of days later ... stress free, depression free and ready for new challenges, in the meantime I'll let pictures talk for themselves ;) My friend and I