By Bill Seremetis, 4 March, 2020

Huawei Matebook D14/D15 are decent laptops that cover all simple daily computing needs and even more than that. They look quite decent to handle daily workload of a web developer too, but I haven't tested them to that extend.

If you happen to have one of those, or other similar from other manufacturers (like Honor Magicbook) that have an AMD Ryzen 3500U CPU and Realtek RTL8822CE network card you'll be surprised to find out that Debian and several other Linux distros don't install/run as expected.

By Bill Seremetis, 19 April, 2017

While it is very easy to add a network printer on Linux (and any other OS for that matter), a network scanner isn't that easy. For one, searching on the internet for "network scanner linux" or anything like will yield results for programs that scan the network, not for scanning documents over the network. So, the easy way of finding somebody that has done this before you is not that easy.

By Bill Seremetis, 27 June, 2013

Arch is my distro of choice for several years (since 2006). While it is targeted to advanced users I strongly believe that anybody can use it and he will feel comfortable with it in no time. However, last year Arch developers dropped the curses installation method (AIF) in favor of some installation scripts called from the command line.

By Bill Seremetis, 15 May, 2013

Every now and then a customer comes to me with a lot of JPEG formated files that need to be optimized for online use. The main reason for optimizing them is to use them online, or to burn them to a DVD that doesn't require them to be on top quality. I do that often when creating static web-sites that live inside the DVD and are given to visitors on seminars.

There is a command line tool available under Linux that allows you to optimize all images in a given directory with a very simple command. Say hello to jpegoptim.