Showing posts from April, 2015

GNOME Boxes on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS: completely useless

I need to set up a server to implement and test the server-side stuff for my Web Server Programming class project site, so I figured I'd try out Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS in a virtual machine.

Usually whenever I set up virtual machines, I do so using VirtualBox. However, since I am running the GNOME desktop environment on my desktop computer, I figured I would try out the GNOME Boxes software to set up my virtual machine. I downloaded it from the Ubuntu Software Center, and started it up. So far, so good.

I then pointed it to my downloaded .iso image (MD5SUM hash verified beforehand, as always), and started it up. The installation screen came up asking for my language, then I hit Enter for the installation option. At this point, Boxes apparently freaked out, backing out all the way to the main screen and just showing me a blank rectangle.

I quit Boxes, and ran it again from a terminal using
gnome-boxes >> boxes_errors.txt 2>&1 This time, I got several errors in the fi…

New keyboard!

Fed up with the spacebar not always working right on my old flexible keyboard, I sought out a replacement. I recently got a Logitech T620 Touch Mouse for my Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS desktop computer, and that has been working great for me. What's more, it is a wireless mouse with a Unifying receiver, which allows multiple Logitech devices to be connected to the computer using the same wireless dongle, occupying only a single USB port. Thus, it only made sense to me to trim off another cable from behind my desk and get a new Unifying keyboard.

As I was researching Unifying compatibility with Linux, I stumbled upon the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard. As +Joseph Kielasa can testify, I have recently taken an interest in solar power. A wireless keyboard which doesn't need batteries? Sounds good to me!

I ordered my new keyboard directly from Logitech and received it yesterday. I installed the Solaar software for managing Unifying devices on Linux from a PPA, and was able to get…

Busy week up ahead

I'm going to have a very busy upcoming week, now that the Spring 2015 semester at Lawrence Technological University is coming to a close. Below is a list of some of the things I need to get done over the next few days:

Final draft of my Leadership PortfolioFinish the implementation of my Web Server Programming class' web application project (particularly the server side)Web Server Programming research paper on a topic relating to mobile web application developmentContinued testing of software for my LTU/Ford internshipClass registration for Fall 2015 (and possibly Summer 2015, maybe for taking care of a couple required humanities electives) Not to mention that this upcoming weekend I'll be joining in the birthday celebrations for both my mom and my cousin.

I figure that if I can devote one or two days to completing each major project, and get at least one software component tested each day for my LTU/Ford internship, I should be able to manage getting everything done on tim…