Tag Archives: linux

VirtualBox tip

If you running *nix in a VM inside *nix, pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1/F2/etc will take you to the host's console instead of the guest's consoles. Press Host-F1/F2 to go to the guest's console instead.

Random Linux tip: fullscreen any application

If you’re using any flavour of Gnome (default for Ubuntu et al), go to System → Preferences → Keyboard Shortcuts and find the Toggle fullscreen mode action. This is disabled by default, add any decent shortcut you want for it (I use Alt-F11). And voilà, any application will now go fullscreen for you. I love […]


I bought a 500Gb external hard drive recently—and for some time had been using flyback to backup my home folder there. I used to take a weekly backup, but after time, I stopped being so regular. It has been months now since I last took a backup, so I decided to start afresh. This time, […]

Too many Twitter SMSes on your phone?

If you’re using Linux, install Wammu (sudo aptitude install wammu for Ubuntu). If you’re not using Linux, stop reading. Connect your phone to Wammu (I did it via Bluetooth). Retrieve all your SMSes. Sort by number. Select all SMSes sent from Twitter, right-click and select the ‘Delete Selected’ option. Congratulations, your phone’s inbox is tweet-free […]

History meme

“But ma, all the cool kids are doing it!” fiddler:~% uname -a Linux fiddler 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux fiddler:~% history -1000 | \ pipe> awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' \ pipe> | sort -rn | head 170 cd 111 sudo 103 git 55 rm 43 […]