Tip: Fixing character encoding in Terminator 0.14 (Ubuntu 10.04)

I’ve been using the excellent terminal emulator Terminator for a long time. Terminator sports (among other things) split screen hand “cluster support” (grouping of screens, making it possible to type the same thing in all terminals). In previous versions of Ubuntu (Terminator versions prior to 0.14) Terminator would pick all settings from GNOME Terminal, including […]

Tip: Moving the titlebar buttons back where they belong in Ubuntu 10.04

I’m not going to dwell on the subject – The Ubuntu Design team (and in the end Mark Shuttleworth) decided to change the titlebar button layout as part of the new Light GNOME theme (which is a really nice theme); for more information read this article Being the good Ubuntu fanboy that I am, I […]

Irssi notifications using Desktop Notifications and Minivan

I was pretty happy with solution to get notifications from Irssi though it had some shortcomings. A couple of days ago a colleague made me aware of a Perl modules written by another colleague (Anton Berezin) called IPC::Message::Minivan which, it turns out, is perfect for my notification script. Basing the notifications on Minivan combine the […]