Display stress

Until now I am still with LinuxMint 17.3, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (‘Trusty’). Although this platform will be supported until 2019, increasingly applications start to get stuck, since newer versions require a newer Ubuntu version. But… upgrading was a major problem. Whatever I tried, I could not get the screen resolutions for my dual […]

Sleep well

All Linux systems have a number of options built into their power management at kernel level. Unwary users – eg. like me – tend to neglect their meaning and use. But they are useful options though. Time to explain. Generally there are three options with varying levels of power saving: shutdown, hibernate and suspend. To […]

Kontact pecularities

On Linux systems running KDE as desktop manager Kontact is the default application for handling email, address books, calendar, and more. Kontact integrates different applications to work together seamlessly, eg. KMail (email), KAddressbook (contacts) and KOrganizer (calendar). Others can be added, eg. KJots (notes), KTimeTracker (time management), KNode (news reader) or Akregator (RSS feeds). Essentially […]


Het had enige voeten in de aarde. Maar inmiddels is de verhuizing compleet naar mijn eigen VPS bij TransIP. Met hartelijke dank aan Sonad voor de professionele hulp daarbij. ‘Verhuizen’ houdt in: een nieuwe Ubuntu server-omgeving inrichten, inclusief de Postfix mailserver (een produkt van Friesland), deze website met WordPress en al overzetten, de oude website […]