IntelliJ Idea application menu entry for xubuntu

Assuming intellij has been installed to /opt/ here's how to create an application menu entry (on xubuntu). Create a file ~/.local/share/applications/intellij.desktop with the following content:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=IntelliJ
Icon=/opt/jetbrains/idea/bin/idea.png
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Extend a VirtualBox guest harddisk

I use VirtualBox for the rare cases when I need a Windows OS. The latest Win10 updates failed to install because there's not enough disk space. Apparently 30GB is not enough for a whole OS and office... ;-(

Luckily that's easy to fix:

  • Shutdown the guest
  • Make sure there are no …
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Gitlab CE setup

The latest addition to my server at home is a Gitlab Community Edition instance. I use the docker image provided by Gitlab behind a nginx reverse proxy. Below are some notes for setting up, configuring and troubleshooting the installation.

Docker command

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Ugly fonts in IntelliJ IDEA on Arch Linux

UPDATE

intellij-jdk is now marked orphaned in AUR. I therefore stopped using this package and switched to a manual install of IntelliJ IDEA. This way the bundled jdk by Jetbrains is used automatically.

Old Post

Java fonts on Linux have been ugly for a while. Especially in an IDE it's …

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Atom editor notes

Some notes on my atom editor setup. Will be expanded throughout time.

Plugins

apm install atom-runner
apm install linter
apm install linter-flake8
apm install linter-gcc

flake8

linter-flake8 needs a flake8 binary. We'll install this into a virtualenv used for atom.

mkvirtualenv atom
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