After switching to Linux as my main operating system I was expecting problems. Even though it has come far, it’s not really your granny’s operating system. 😉 I don’t use much Windows only software, but one of the problems was definitely going to be working with Powerpoint.
So I figured VirtualBox with Windows and Powerpoint would be a decent solution. And it has worked like a charm.
But I did miss presenters mode when doing the talks, and never really thought it would be possible. Until I discovered that you can change the number of displays associated with your VM. 🙂
It’s not without it’s quirks, but doable if you get used to it. So you can do:
- Plug in your external monitor
- Make sure the Linux settings are correct with resolution and placement
- Make sure the VM isn’t started
- Go into settings > Display on you VirtualBox VM
- Set the VM to have 2 displays
- Boot the VM
- Go full screen with the VM
- Configure windows settings to reflect multiple displays and resolution and position
- Start PowerPoint and do F5 for presentation
It should work now. 🙂 Good luck with your presentation… 😉
I don’t need this very often, but when I do I can never find it. 🙂 10 tips for PDF: http://lifehacker.com/software/lifehacker-top-10/top-10-pdf-tricks-289583.php
This application enables you to share your keyboard and mouse across numerous computers in your network in a flexible way. It supports both windows, Mac OSX and “Unix” (Linux, Solaris, Irix and other variants).
For instance, I use my Logitech MX3000 keyboard and mouse both on my dekstop computer and my brand new Dell Latitude D620(:D).
Carl-Henrik has a pointer to a nice ESB comparison here.
Fiddler can be used for debugging HTTP traffic, and even setting breakpoints. I’ve been using Ethereal earlier, but that’s a bit too low level. Usually all I want to do is monitor and manipulate HTTP traffic.
Note to self: check out this article and Selenium.
In this Java Q&A Vladimir Roubtsov explains how your java-code can read for instance a properties file from within its jar-archive
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Yep. It’s here. Don’t really remember what’s new either, just got to have it. 😉 Get it here.
Tomcat 4 and Tomcat 5 handles character encoding of the document body and the URI in diferent ways. One of the main differences is that in TC5 HTTPServletRequest.setCharacterEncoding(…), by default, only applies to the body and not the URI. In other words, use POST instead of GET if you want .setCharacterEncoding(…) to apply to your form data.
Read this Tomcat FAQ post by Remy Maucherat to understand the whole picture.
Sweet. Here’s an article on how to use Linux to resize existing partitions.