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Time travel dilemma

Here is a dilemma if you had a chance to do a time travel.

Where would you go?

20 years in past and exploit supremacy of your knowledge, but suffer poor technological advancement at that time,


20 years in future where many problems are solved but you'd have hard time grasping what's happening around you.

My mother told me that it's better to be a tail for a horse than head for a donkey. I guess that means she'd go to the future. Meanwhile we are stuck in the present. I guess it's not that bad after all.

Freeze touchpad while typing Ubuntu/Debian

This is just a note to remember. While typing on laptop your hands touches not only keys on your keyboard but many times accidentaly the touchpad, which causes cursor to jump to another place. To disable the keyboard on Ubuntu/Debian (I'm on Mint and it works as well) run

syndaemon -d

To finetune and change the time period touch pad is frozen after last key has been pressed you can specify parameter 'i'. Remember to kill the syndaemon first and run command passing the parameter like this

killall syndaemon
syndaemon -i 2 -d

Where the number is the number of seconds.

Project "Timelapse"

What happens if you place camera on top of a motor? And then take a picture and rotate a little, wait a few seconds and repeat... for several hours.

Find more about my DIY project here
Project "Timelapse"

Ubuntu detach task from terminal

Here is a little tip for Ubuntu users.
If you run a process from a terminal then as soon as you close terminal, the process will close as well.
Do detach a process from terminal execute:
$ yourtask &

and when process launches, focus back to terminal, press ctrl+z. This will bring you the prompt again where you type:
$ disown
which will do the detaching.  Now you can close the terminal and process will not be killed.

How to remove all stared items from Google maps

Whenever I go some place unknown to me, I put stars on the Google maps by right clicking and selecting "what's here", and then checking a little star so I can easily find the place on the map latter. It's cool feature because stared places automatically synchronizes between all your devices. So after you have left your computer you check the mobile device if  you get lost for some reason.  However the problem is that what once was convenient, now has become bothersome because map get's populated with stars very quickly, and instead of helping I'm stuck at looking at map which has so many stars that it resembles cold winter night far outside the city.
There is a way to remove it which intuitively seems the right way by clicking on the down triangle and selecting delete, but - boy there is a confirmation dialogue and and doing this for every star in your "milky way" is just not worth it.
So the other, much faster way, is to just unckeck the little ye…

Package delivery bad practices

I'm not sure why this is practicing in Denmark, but packages are simply dropped at you doorstep, if you are not home. Thieves are my main concern but there could be other factors which would cause package to be damaged. Say, if one orders a some electronics product for Christmas, and because of some delay package is delivered after he have left for 2 week vacation then for two weeks his electronics will be target for thieves, animals or bad weather conditions. And when he comes back - who is to blame?

I'm living in a house at third floor and we don't have any locks, in spite of that, last Friday, I found parts for my computer laying at my doorstep.

Few months ago I ordered charger for laptop, which never arrived. I contacted the seller, and he responded that package has been sent out, and asked me to contact Danish post. I contacted post they said that they can not help and told to contact seller. But I already did that. So at the end of the day seller refunded me money.