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”

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)”

Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba

Although both Ubuntu and Android are OSs using the Linux kernel, most of the software developed for managing Android devices from PCs, are either for Windows or for MacOS. There doesn’t exist any application for Ubuntu – that I know of – that can manage media, text messages, and other content in an Android device. Even the ways of sharing files between Ubuntu and Android isn’t easy. Continue reading “Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba”

WebIssues: Easier Issue Tracking

When we started developing software systems at Sanmark Solutions, we always felt the need to have a proper issue tracking system. So I read about, downloaded, installed and tested many of the well reputed issue tracking systems such as BugZilla, MantisBT and few others. But finally WebIssues was the solution! Continue reading “WebIssues: Easier Issue Tracking”

Git Clone from Linux to Windows through Local Network

Earlier, I blogged about how to clone a Git repository from Windows to Linux through a local network. Now, I think it’s necessary that I should write something about the other way around, which is cloning a Git repository in a shared directory of a Linux machine to a machine using Windows. This is how to do it: Continue reading “Git Clone from Linux to Windows through Local Network”