I like to rant about technology that I use, also I like to complain about and predict trends This blog is a testament to the unyielding passion I have for every single software mentioned herein.
Windows Update

Windows Store is supposed to fix Windows.

Microsoft is scrambling to push the Microsoft Store onto it’s users but is failing miserably at it. The biggest advocates of Windows, the techie users, are outright shunning and disabling everything that has to do with this critical life-saving system for the Windows ecosystem. Will Office 365 come in and save the day? Maybe. But not without making it even more obvious who your daddy is. Am I making no sense here?...

October 20, 2018 · Daniel Akulenok
A man interfacing with an old computer

Why I prefer Ubuntu and Unity and you suck balls for not liking it too

Since Ubuntu 11.04, the default shell for Ubuntu became the Unity desktop. This has been a widely criticized change by a lot of very vocal long-time Linux users. I don’t believe any of this criticism is valid, however, and I’m going to tell you exactly why it is wrong. First of all, I am sorry that this post is so freaking long, but I promise it’ll be entertaining to have it explained to you just why you are wrong about Unity being bad, and why you should start sucking it’s dick and be asking for more instead....

October 15, 2014 · Daniel Akulenok

A heart-felt goodbye

So, it finally happened. I had to throw out Ubuntu from a laptop and install Windows instead. My girlfriends laptop. My girlfriend has a ASUS Zenbook ux32vd laptop. Don’t buy ASUS Zenbooks by the way: The marketing claims the laptop to be a top-of-the-line high-quality top-notch product but the reality is that it’s just what it looks like: a cheap knockoff product. The ASUS Zenbook is shitty both in build quality and Linux compatibility....

November 19, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok


Fuck everything about printers. And printing.

November 15, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

Ubuntu 12.10 sucks horse cock

Ubuntu 12.10 is released. Acting like the happy big fucking idiot I am I decide to upgrade within a month after its release. I don’t know why I just have to ruin a perfectly fine system whose quirks I’ve finally learned to live with for an upgrade to newer Ubuntu, despite that it never fails to piss me off by being broken in dozens of quirky little ways, each a little different than last time....

October 26, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

Ubuntu and MTP devices

The future is awesome, right? Almost all USB-enabled devices nowadays use MTP to communicate with any computer device connected to their MicroUSB port. I like this. I really like this. It means that all my devices use the same cable for charging and transferring files. How awesome is that? I have MicroUSB cables laying around all over the house just in case I need to charge or transfer something right then&there....

October 17, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

Ubuntu 12.04 sucks donkey balls

I’ve installed Ubuntu 12.04 and have been running it on my awesome Thinkpad T520 laptop (Ubuntu Compatible even! A status I would revoke immediatly. Half of the hardware and features of the laptop are not supported in Ubuntu) since it was released. While I haven’t had any of the serious issues regarding the graphics card, Nvidia Optimus support in Ubuntu, or just general problems booting the damn thing from my SSD… I’ve been getting a lot of inconsistencies compared to the previous versions....

May 14, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

I fucking hate locales, fuck backwards compatibility, i want UTF-8 on everything *NOW*

If you’ve installed Debian or Ubuntu recently you’ve probably come accross this annoying error that spams every single fucking command you run: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_PAPER = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_ADDRESS = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_MONETARY = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_NUMERIC = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_TELEPHONE = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_IDENTIFICATION = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_MEASUREMENT = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_TIME = "en_DK.UTF-8", LC_NAME = "en_DK.UTF-8", LANG = "en_US....

May 10, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

nginx and the auth_pam module

I got the task of adding ldap authentication to our puppet nginx module. Oh shit. After messing with the fucked up unintuitive package build system we have, to make it build nginx with the auth_pam module, I think I’m set and create an “nginx” auth file in pam.d and cross my fingers the shit is working… ITS NOT! No problem I think as I head for my trusty nginx logs and access....

May 8, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok

Got Outlook Web App Premium for Chromium/Chrome on Ubuntu working!

TL;DR: Skip the next few paragraphs until you see “The Fix” What a shitty title, but you had to find my post somehow. At my work, we use Exchange for internal mail and calendar stuff, which is fine. In pastimes, I’d use IMAP clients like Evolution or Thunderbird to connect to our exchange server, and do mail like that… but as time went on I grew tired of how sloppy those mail clients are....

March 16, 2012 · Daniel Akulenok