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)”

FocusWriter – A Distraction Free Writing App for Ubuntu.

Although I am not a full time writer, I have maintained couple of blogs for the past few years. All of them were WordPress based ones – May be Blogger is the only Google service I am not using! – and I have only written my posts at the WordPress admin panel, except for few occasions. I remember I tried Zoundry Raven few years ago, but I didn’t adhere to it. I have the WordPress app installed on my Sony Xperia P, but I am almost not using it. That’s it about my usage of blog editors. Continue reading “FocusWriter – A Distraction Free Writing App for Ubuntu.”

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”