Going with Defaults

Who makes most of their computing devices? A person who customizes the heck out of their hardware or software, or a person who uses their devices as delivered from the manufacturer?

Although no one can use a device without no customization at all, I have recently started to prefer to use my operating systems and devices with as less customizations as possible. I have the said preference for both desktop and mobile devices, but for different reasons. Continue reading “Going with Defaults”

Fix USB Drives after Using them as Startup Disks

A problem I have encountered every time I use a USB drive as a Startup Disk, is that their block size get changed, and even gparted reports that it can’t fix the that. The following command will fix that. Continue reading “Fix USB Drives after Using them as Startup Disks”

මිනිසුන් ලෝකය ළඟදීම විනාශවේවි හෝ මහා ලොකු ඛේදවාචකයන්ට ගොදුරුවේවි යැයි සිතන්නේ ඇයි?

ලෝකය එන්න එන්නම විනාශ මුඛයට යනවා යැයි සිතීම ලෝකයේ බොහෝ සමාජයන් හි දක්නට ලැබෙනවා.

මෙසේ සිතීමට හේතුව තමන් මියගියාට පසුව එන පරම්පාරවන්ට හිමි වන ලෝකය තමන් දැනට සිටින ලෝකයට වඩා හොඳ එකක් වන බව සිතීමට මිනිසුන් දක්වන මැලි කමයි. Continue reading “මිනිසුන් ලෝකය ළඟදීම විනාශවේවි හෝ මහා ලොකු ඛේදවාචකයන්ට ගොදුරුවේවි යැයි සිතන්නේ ඇයි?”

Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)

Sinhala (si_LK) is the only locale available for Sri Lanka in Ubuntu OS. While the Sinhala locale is not bad in itself, displaying “රු” in currencies, “පෙ.ව” and “ප.ව.” and Sinhala month and date names are a distraction, specially in terminal where Sinhala unicode rendering is not that good. Continue reading “Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)”

I switched to Windows!?

In my previous post, I told the story of buying a new laptop [1].

I immediately burned an Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to a USB Flash Drive and began the installing process. I tried to install it several times, but it failed at the final stage of the installation process, saying that it failed to install the bootloader. Continue reading “I switched to Windows!?”