Enter these commands in your terminal to prevent the log in screen after boot to disappear too quickly:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-brightness 900
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay "uint32 900"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver lock-delay "uint32 900"

These commands will enable the Pipelight-plugin in Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04, so you can see movies on Filmstriben:

These commands will install the spider software Scrapy in Linux, this example works for Ubuntu 14.04:

sudo apt-get install python-pip python3-lxml python2.7-dev python-twisted
sudo pip install Scrapy --upgrade

Link to Scrapy

MaxCoin mining

MaxCoin was launched as the latest alt coin, in the beginning of February 2014. The name of the cryptocurrency comes from Max Keiser, from the Keiser Report on RT - an economical journalist, who dissects the modern, neo-liberal capitalism which is ruling the planet these days.

When you update Drupal core, the .htaccess file is overwritten with the latest version. This also means that any www redirects in that file are lost, and you have to re-apply them, which is annoying, and a problem if you forget to do it after updating. The reason why it is important to only show URLs with OR without www. in front of them, is to avoid what Google considers duplicate content.

Tool for removing a broken off cable head from inside a Shimano gear shifter

The rear gear cable on my bike snapped while I was biking on it today. Luckily I had a replacement cable with me, so I thought I could replace it right away. But it turned out that the cable head inside the gear shifter was jammed, and impossible to get access to and remove.

Change Firefox default search engine behaviour in the location bar

If you type some keywords in the address bar (also known as location bar) in Firefox and press enter, it will perform a search for these words.

To change search engine, or configure the behaviour, type about:config in the location bar, and search for keyword.URL, update to match your needs.

To use the DuckDuckGo search engine:

Use Google, with "I feel lucky" effect, going directly to the best matching result:

Just go to the Google result page:

Installing Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 12.04

From your terminal, run this command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Reboot your computer, click on the little Ubuntu icon next to your login name and select select 'Gnome Classic (No effects)'.

Spell-check in LibreOffice in Ubuntu

To install the Danish dictionary, run this command, from your terminal: sudo apt-get install hunspell-da

Restart LibreOffice, and from Writer, choose Tools -> Options... click Language Settings -> Languages in left menu. Under 'Default languages' - 'Western' select 'Danish'.

Hard boil an egg the right way, use salt.

To boil an egg without the egg sticking to the shell when you peel it, all you need is one extra ingredient in the water and plenty of it: salt. Sometimes when I made hard boiled eggs in the past, the shell would stick to the white part of the egg when I peeled them. But after I began adding 2-3 tablespoons of salt, this is a problem of the past, and the egg shells just slide right off.