February’s challenge was super interesting! Switching to a different OS was certainly challenging, but turned out to be a great experience.
Let’s recap and then we’ll talk about March’s 30-day challenge: sport 5 days a week!
Noir Désir. In France, it’s the band of a generation. Thinking back on my teenage years, 4 French rock bands immediately come to mind: Indochine, Mano Negra, Louise Attaque, and Noir Désir.
It’s hard to pick a specific song. They had so many hits. If I had to pick a few, Un Jour En France would definitely be one of the first. There was also L’Homme Pressé; Tostaky; Aux sombres héros de l’amer. But their last album, Des visages des figures, was my favourite. It was calmer, and I listened to it over and over again. Like I will today. :)
Yesterday I mentioned how muscle memory was the hardest thing to beat when switching OSes. Here is another quick tip that you’ll love if you’re switching from Mac to Ubuntu and if like me, you’re a
Cmd+Tab Alt+tab addict.
It’s the little things. So far, switching from Mac to Ubuntu has been relatively painless; most of the apps I use every day are cross-platform. There is, however, one thing that’s been bugging me a lot: Ctrl.
One of the things that bothered me when I switched to Ubuntu was the mouse: while the Mouse settings panel offered options to change the cursor speed, I couldn’t change the scroll wheel settings: I wanted it to be faster, and I wanted it to use Mac OS’ natural scrolling direction.
After a bit of googling, this specific answer helped me get this fixed.
First, you get a list of the different devices linked to your machine, then you check the settings for one of the devices (number 10 in my case), and use
set-prop to customize a specific setting.
-1 got me the natural scrolling back. Victory!
xinput list xinput list-props 10 xinput set-prop 10 'Evdev Scrolling Distance' -1 5 5
Now if only I could do something to get all my additional buttons back, that’d be great! :)
You’ve probably heard about Jetpack’s new Ads module: it allows you to insert ads in your posts, in your sidebar, and in the header of your WordPress site without having to worry about finding the right ad network, managing ad inventory, or worrying about the quality of the ads. It’s available to Jetpack Premium and Professional users.
To use the feature, all you have to do is to click on the toggle under the Jetpack menu in your dashboard. Jetpack takes care of the rest.
However, sometimes you may not be happy with the default placement of the in-post ads: they appear right below the post content. That’s great, but sometimes you may be using other plugins to insert elements in there, like sharing buttons, related posts, subscription forms, …
The code snippet below will allow you to move the ad box exactly where you want it to appear.
After Continuum, here is another Canadian show about time travel. And it’s available on Netflix!
This is another interesting twist on time travel, and they’ve managed to make me interested in all 5 main characters. That doesn’t happen very often! I found myself liking all of them, and really fearing that one of them would just be a victim of the storyline.
If you’re looking for something to binge watch, and if you like Science fiction, consider Travelers: you’ll go through the 12 episodes and ask for me, I guarantee it!