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Recovering data from a broken NTFS hard drive

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Today I want to tell you about my recent adventure in data recovery. A friend of mine had a broken USB disk that was no longer readable. The single 230 GB partition was formatted with NTFS and neither Windows nor Ubuntu (with the NTFS-3g driver, I assume) were willing to ...

Tiling window managers talk

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I just finished the english translation of the speaker notes for my talk about tiling window managers I gave at the C-Base for the Ubuntu Berlin user group last thursday. Here are the original notes in german and here's the english translation. As for my last few talks, I took my ...

Finally putting my personal configuration files under version control

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Version controlling your config files, it seems to be like flossing: everyone knows it's a good idea and they should be doing it, but never get around to do so. I finally got around to put my files under version control - again. I used to use darcs, but I ...