Category: Ubuntu

Either another instance of LibreOffice is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked.

With error messages like that, you can forget getting my mom to use LibreOffice :). That said, I’m not my mom and LibreOffice is the best free alternative to MS Office IMHO so I should not really complain! This all started when I tried to open a 200+ MB CSV file on my Mac. I […]

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Shell Script Converting WAV files to MP3 files using SoX

Here is the script to convert a WAV file to a MP3 file quickly. This is my first foray into the world of shell scripts and I quite enjoyed it.

Cheers and stay classy!

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Squirrel SQL, jTDS and Windows Authentication (SSO) for Microsoft SQL Server

If you are like me and you hate spinning up a virtual machine every time you need to run a few simple queries in MS SQL Server, you have reached the right place. Read on to find out how to setup up SQuirreL (a universal SQL client) to connect to MS SQL Server via Windows […]

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You have to install development tools first.

It appears, at first, to be a very dignified error message, very poised in telling you what exactly needs to happen and here you are thinking, oh look, it tells me what I have to do. Don’t let that fool you, I spent the better part of a evening trying to get past the above […]

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Trouble installing Virtualbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail?

I recently setup the latest and greatest (13.04) on my laptop. I still have to work on Visual Studio so I installed Virtualbox (4.2.12) to setup a Windows VM. All goes well until the point where you have to install the guest additions as it is needed for the USB support. Now a dialog box […]

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