Dual-Booting Arch Linux on Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd gen
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I decided to replace my mid-2011 Macbook Air 3,2 with a non-Apple machine, but every laptop I looked at was unsuitable. Most were overpriced, with a big and clunky design. The Lenovo X1 Carbon was promising, but the 2nd generation had a keyboard that was just too weird (and the function keys changing modes means you can’t touch-type them anymore). Standard qwerty is bad, but it’s the devil I know.

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Reading 400 Feeds with Newsbeuter
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I posted a few years ago about looking for a good Linux feed reader and a reader’s email reminded me to revisit the topic. It’s time for another blog post where I talk about how I overthink some part of my daily routine but it lets me do in a few minutes what I could otherwise waste a few hours on.

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Epson Perfection V100 in Ubuntu
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Epson v100 I just bought an Epson Perfection V100 scanner and wanted to post about how I got it working in Ubuntu for anyone else who noticed it doesn’t Just Work. The drivers are binary-only, so you have to dick around a little to get them installed — the SANE folks have said they’d integrate them if they were open source, but most hardware companies fail to provide source and doom their hardware to early obsolescence. Tangent aside, here’s how to get your scanner working:

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Which Vista Version?
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Today Windows Vista is available to customers in seven versions, and I’ve had some friends and family ask which they should buy:

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Triple-boot Filesystem Layout
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I’ve got a MacBook on the way that I plan to triple-boot and I’m trying to figure out how to lay out the filesystems. I plan on using Linux primarily as I’m a developer. XP has a lousy command line environment* and OS X has a lousy GUI, but I’d like to keep them around for browser testing.

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Know a Good Linux Feed Reader?
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Could anyone recommend a good feed reader for Linux? I need to be able to organize my ~160 feeds in folders, read an entire feed or set of feeds without having to click incessantly, and get already-read items out of the way.

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