Improving Battery Life in Linux Part 1 – PowerTOP

Linux operating systems are generally not as energy efficient out of the box compared to Windows and Mac OS X. Many people notice this when trying out Linux on their laptops for the first time. They come from Windows usually, and notice around a 20% decrease in battery life. However, there are a few ways […]

Using Hotkeys with Openbox

Openbox is a pretty minimalist window manager, so it’s not always easy to configure. If you want to add a hot key preference to openbox (for opening a program with combination of keyboard keys), you will need to edit openbox’s rc.xml file. This file is usually located in ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml. Open rc.xml: or Find a line that says <keyboard>. This […]

Git, the animal – “error src refspec master does not match any.”

Lovely! When this git error came up, I knew exactly what it meant. I mean src refspec is perfectly clear! And everyone knows what any git is talking about. /rant /sarcasm Seriously, though, did Yoda write this? I was going about my merry way, trying to push some existing code (not currently a git repo) to Bitbucket and bam! […]

Eclipse says adb does not exist

I often switch up my development machine and try different GNU/Linux distros, and I recently ran into a problem with Eclipse and 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04. After installing eclipse and the Android SDK, I could not get my Android project to run. Eclipse was claiming that /home/myuser/android-sdks/platform-tools/adb did not exist, even though it obviously did upon […]