Author Archives: levlaz

Spring Security, Webjars, and MIME type error

I volunteered to be JLO (Java Language Owner) at CircleCI and I am currently working on getting a sample Spring Framework project running on CircleCI 2.0. I made a simple app bootstrapped with the Spring Initializer. I included Spring Security … Continue reading

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Install Netbeans on Debian Stable

Netbeans is a great open source Java IDE. For some reason it is missing from the current stable repository on debian. In order to get it installed as a regular desktop application in Debian Jessie (using GNOME) you should do … Continue reading

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The Best Autotools tutorial from the Ajunta docs

Autotools is probably the most overwhelming piece of software that I have encountered. Just when I think that I get how it works, something goes wrong and I spend hours digging through man pages and info docs trying to figure … Continue reading

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Using gtk-doc with Anjuta on Debian Stable

gtk-doc is a library that helps extract code documentation. When you create a new project with Anjuta it asks if you wish to include gkt-doc. Unfortunately, on Debian stable there seems to be a bug because the autoconf configuration is … Continue reading

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Anjuta “You must have libtool installed”

Anjuta is an excellent IDE specifically when it comes to writing applications for GNOME. On Debian stable, there seems to be a bug having to do with a missing dependency. When you create a project for the first time using … Continue reading

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Terminal Reader Mode with Pandoc and Less

The other day Aosheng send me an article to read from the verge. When I tried to read it, it took about 5 minutes to load because of the 15 various JavaScript things that were running in addition to ads … Continue reading

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Posting to WordPress via Email with Mutt

Soemtimes you are hanging out in your terminal and you just want to be able to post something to your blog quickly. I was pretty inspired by Derek Siver’s OpenBSD post [1] where he really embraces the unix philosophy of … Continue reading

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Reading gz files with zcat

The Debian Policy Manual dictates that all packages should come with documentation. In order to save space in the debian archive these documents need to be compressed with gzip. There are a ton of these files floating around in the … Continue reading

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Debian Stretch Release Party in San Francisco

I am planning a Debian Stretch release party in San Francisco. This will take place (tentatively) at the CircleCI office. Dates, times, and details are still a work in progress but I wanted to make this post so that anyone … Continue reading

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Help Out With Packages You Use in Debian

Many new and existing Debian users want to help make the distribution  better but do not quite know where to begin. Debian comes with a very handy package called how-can-i-help which tells you after each apt invocation the current bugs … Continue reading

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