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gstatic.com makes websites slow

. For the past week or so, I’m experiencing a sensible slowness in my browsing experience: recently I often don’t manage to open Google maps, and at the same time some other websites, having -theoretically- nothing whatsoever to do with Google, slow down to a crawl. What the hell’s going on?, said I to myself. … Continue reading »

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Fix for Macbook white screen of death. Shame on Apple!

. If some day, upon booting your Macbook (probably after you did some modification to your hdd), you hear the startup chime and you get an empty white screen showing no activity at all for hours and hours, you’ve come across the dreaded white screen of death. How to fix it? First you can try … Continue reading »

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Gingerbread: Google Getting Greedier

(Or why Google starts sucking.) At the beginning of times, when Earth was created, Google was Good. They had the “do no harm” philosophy; you were totally free to use their services or not, and when using them, you weren’t forced to anything else, nor you had to pay with your data or your privacy. … Continue reading »

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No icons in QT apps on Xfce

. If you ever experience this problem: QT apps showing no icons in their menus when running in Xfce desktop, you can fix it issuing these commands on a console: gconftool-2 –type boolean –set /desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons true gconftool-2 –type boolean –set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons true .

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How to login as root in Xfce

. Log in as root in the Xfce environment is disabled by default. When I tried to google how to change this behaviour, I got lots of results, but useless, because though dozens of people had posted that same question in dozens of forums, they all got the same kind of reply: “Log in as … Continue reading »

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