Thursday, August 23, 2007

Disabling Gnome screensaver thru the terminal

Today, I had a interesting problem where I needed to disable the Gnome Screensaver remotely via the terminal.

Normally it's a trivial task to disable a screensaver via the graphical interface but I never had to do this remotely.

However, I figured I needed to use the gconftool-2 Gnome configuration editor tool, and found this thread that lead me in the right direction.

With this command you can see the current status of Gnome Screensaver.

gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled

- false means screensaver is disabled
- true means screensaver is enabled.

Change the configuration with this command

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled "option"

Insert your options as shown, and again

- false means screensaver is disabled
- true means screensaver is enabled.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The firefox extensions I use

Here is a list of Firefox extensions I use and find essential for a decent browser experience.

Google Browser Sync

With this extension you save your bookmarks and more if you have a Google account, quite handy if you need to use the same bookmarks at work and at home, without using the same computer.


Use this to block Java scripts.

Adblock Plus

Is IMHO the best Add blocker out there.


For faster internet surfing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Riot in Copenhagen

The short story is, government sold a youth house to a Christian union, and they wanted the house teared down.

This is what happened. 3 Days of Rioting...

Welcome to DK ano 2007.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

AI vs. Humans

Here... I read Google to rule the Earth,
and it states Google are trying to develop AI.

Hmm.. quite interesting is my first thoughts, would be cool having a thinking machine standing there 24/7 that never gets tired.. as in sleepy.

But what it it gets tired of doing work for us?
What if it's capable of lying?
What if we give it the power to build machines? What will it do?
What if it take over the factories and there computers, and develop new software, develop new hardware e.g. robots..?

Are we fucked then? I think so...

I just hope, if the times comes, that "they" don't care much about us (humans) as we are far less intelligent and weak, and leave us alone to our pitiful existence as it knows we wont survive for long anyway...

Scary thoughts...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Human Sling shot

Woah! This would be soo nice to have at home :-)