Which Ubuntu version is installed?

If you are just interessted in the Ubuntu version then type lsb_release -a gives you an output like this: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS Release: 10.04 Codename: lucid If you like to now the kernel version then type uname -a Linux myhostname 2.6.32-29-generic #58-Ubuntu \ SMP Fri Feb 11 19:00:09 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux

The Journalist: a fast WordPress theme

As I decided to start this blog, I was struggling with the theme I should use. After a time and a lot of tries I decided to use “The Journalist” as my WordPress blog theme. The Journalist is a minimalistic, small and good looking WordPress theme. I like the typography, this theme is using and the way the articles/blogs building the center of the webpage. Even trough I don’t like to have the full posts in the overview or search results.

Using MacPorts

Changing from linux to OS X? Disappointed because you can’t find all the nice tools you’ve got with ubuntu? The MacPorts port collection turns your mac OS X computer into a fully functional UNIX system. The MacPorts port collection is an archive including thousands of UNIX tools and programs usable witch your mac. All the programs are delivered in source code and the MacPorts-tools will help you to download, install and keep it up to date.

screen as a minicom alternative?

for those who still use minicom to connect to a console (serial) port on a cisco (or whatever) device: i prefer “screen”, because its so easy, and for the most things it’s all you need. screen should be already pre installed with ubuntu, with osx it’s easy to install using macports. to use it, just type: screen /dev/ttyS0 9600 Where ttyS0 is your serial device and 9600 the baudrate to close the session you have to press ctrl-a k and then y (for yes)