In some cases, Steam on Linux greets your with an error dialog stating: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems This is because Steam ships copies of several system libraries which may interfere with other libraries on your system that it doesn't replace. This can easily be fixed. Just … Continue reading Fixing Steam on Linux OpenGL GLX warning
Using Copy-Paste in the Windows Command Line isn't straightforward by default. To paste anything, you have to right-click to open up the context dialog and click insert (or "Einfügen" in German J): However, the Command Line does have some semi-hidden settings which can simplify things. You have to right-click the cmd.exe window title and enter … Continue reading Windows Command Line and Copy-Paste
The C# editor in Visual Studio supports collapsing/expanding namespaces, classes and methods (aka the outlining feature). Unlike the C++ editor, it doesn't allow to collapse blocks (everything with braces, such as if/else, using, switch, etc.). However, you can retrofit this feature with the C# Outline 2013 extension. Installation Navigate to Tools -> Extensions and Updates … Continue reading Visual Studio C# Block Outlining
When developing private software projects, you not always want to push it to Github right away if you've got the hopes to make some bits of money out of it, right? But just keeping your Git repository on your local disk isn't the best choice either. If you happen to have a server at home, … Continue reading Git with Synology DiskStation
Recently, I discovered BitTorrent Sync, which seems to satisfy most of my file syncing demands. It's encrypted client-side, cross-platform and works behind NATs and firewalls. While it is currently still proprietary (who cares, really), it is available for many devices. Besides the usual Windows / Mac binaries, you can find it on Android's Play Store. … Continue reading BitTorrent Sync on openSUSE
Since eBay recently lost a complete database dumb, I thought let's join the other 145 million guys and change me good old password. While doing that I wanted to update my mail address too. BTW, I recently changed to mailbox.org and I am very (very very) happy with it. Unfortunatley though eBay's very (very very) … Continue reading eBay’s funny mail restrictions vs. the plus extension
Since I've been asked this recently, if you want to avoid typing your sudo password again after opening up another shell session (with konsole, gnome-terminal, screen or whatever), simply add the following to /etc/sudoers (use sudo visudo to modify the file): Read http://www.sudo.ws/sudoers.man.html for the details.