Gimp - Delete Background for Transparency

The video below shows you how you can delete a background so that you just have the item on a transparent background which will display more nicely on sites that don't have a white background.…

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Advantages of SVN over Git

To be clear, I am happy with using both SVN and Git and use whichever one is most appropriate as each have their advantages. However, I feel it's worth making this post as there seems to be a bit of a git bandwagon where people just disregard SVN. Forced Collaboration…

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KVM - NUMA Declaration

Computers can have more than one system bus which allows them to have multiple processors in a single system like the one shown below: This allows the servers to achieve higher compute capability at a better price to performance ratio, or to just exceed the possible compute power limitations of…

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Vivaldi - A Better Browser

Whilst looking for an alternative browser because: Chromium doesn't support MRU with Ctrl-Tab I don't trust the Chinese takeover of Opera. They need to recoup that 600m investment somehow... Firefox is too slow, they need to switch to 1 process per tab. ... I discovered Vivaldi. It's based on the blink…

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Fix For My Docker Install Issue

I haven't been able to install docker on my Ubuntu desktops until now because I kept getting an error. As a workaround, I would do all my builds in a virtual machine. However I now finally have the solution that worked for me. Turn off your VPN before running the…

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Docker Within Docker

In case you ever need to run docker within docker, here is an example Dockerfile that does just that. FROM ubuntu:16.04 RUN apt-get update RUN apt-get install -y \ apt-transport-https ca-certificates RUN apt-key adv \ --keyserver hkp://p80.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 \ --recv-keys 58118E89F3A912897C070ADBF76221572C52609D RUN echo "deb https://apt.dockerproject.…

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Ubuntu 16.04 - Install Terminix

Terminix looks like a prettier alternative to the terminator terminal. It has a lot of great color themes bundled with it and there appears to be a lot of useful features, including a side bar of terminal sessions. Install To install terminix, you can run the following commands. sudo add-apt-repository…

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Git - Move Recent Commits To A Branch

Today I will show you how to perform the following change to your git repository: AABBCCDDMasterMasterNew BranchNew BranchAfter[Not supported by viewer]AABBCCDDMasterMasterBefore<h2><b>Before</b></h2> You may need to do this if you created a new branch, but forgot…

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Ubuntu 16.04 - Upgrade Kernel

Ubuntu 16.04.2 came out recently, and if you're still running the 4.4 kernel and want to upgrade to 4.8, then all you need to do is run the following command: sudo apt-get install --install-recommends \ xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04 -y References Ubuntu Wiki - LTSEnablementStack…

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Getting Started with Node + Typescript

The steps below will get you started with creating a new NodeJS application that you program using Typescript. The content is mostly straight out of this gitbook if you prefer to read from the original source. Steps Create and use an area for a new project mkdir my-project cd my-project…

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