Archive for May, 2010

As always after a kernel update, VMware Player 2.5.xx asks to be recompiled after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). However during the compilation I got errors about virtual network device, even after trying to recompile several times including from command line. After struggling for some time, I thought I would check on the VMware website […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 14:42 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux

Recently I discovered that by default Thunderbird accepts cookies from web content (version 3.0.4 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid). I am a bit baffled by what would be a valid use case for storing cookies in an email client, and so here are steps for disabling this option. Edit > Preferences. Select Security icon and “Web […]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 08:35 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux, Web

In order to show dates as yyyy-mm-dd instead of the default (for US locale) mm/dd/yyyy I use the following script to launch Thunderbird in Ubuntu (tested with Thunderbird 3.0.4 on Lucid): #!/bin/sh export LC_TIME=en_DK.utf8 [ “$LC_ALL” != “$LC_TIME” ] && unset LC_ALL exec thunderbird “$@” This handy tip comes from mozillaZine.

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 08:20 | 0 comments
Categories: Linux