Ubuntu Xrandr portrait mode screen in VMware 1050 x 1680

I received a replacement monitor yesterday – already ancient (possibly 10-years old?) but very good quality. £35 including delivery. A SyncMaster 2043bw. It seemed appropriate for the space-constraints of where I’m placing it to use it in portrait mode. Especially for coding. VMware has always been my virtualisation choice, and currently this particular WordPress site […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox – improved

I’ve tidied up my CSS and JavaScript used for my implementation of presenting code on my website. Yes – I know I still need to refactor my CSS classnames to at least throw a nod at the prevailing standards. Update 4th March 2017 Done … at least I’ve got rid of the camel-case class names; […]

Making the fancy font

* ARA      TC Hopefully the above “words” meant to be , playfully, “XARTA TECH” appear in the fancy font I made for the purpose. www.online-convert.com freefontconverter.com icomoon.io dnesscarkey.com online-convert.com allowed me to convert icon files (the jpeg magnifying glass I downloaded from the web, the “X” made out of crossed tools I’d found on the web, and also […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox, with width control

One of the main reasons for creating this blog, is the detailing of my exploits with code, IT, and hardware (arduino, Pi etc. etc.). I looked at various offerings and how others did it e.g. StackOverflow, but I wasn’t really happy. Didn’t do what I wanted: syntax-highlighting full-screen on desktop & mobile and in portrait […]