Create a survey with SurveyMonkey

Once in a while, you need to collect opinions of other people in a nice way. One of the options is to create a survey on Survey Monkey. Here are the steps I did to create (and manage) a survey Log in This is the first step. You’ll need to create an account. They offer […]

Install Pillow from PyCharm

My environment on windows has a lot of restrictions, including one to prohibit execution of files placed anywhere else except C:\Windows, C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). Therefore, the virtual environments reside sin something like C:\Program Files\Python\virtualenvs. I’ve set up a virtualenv for my application (from PyCharm) and I have some problems installing packages via […]

Simulate INSert key on mac OSX

Every once in a while I use MC (Midnight Commander) on OSX, simply because after all these years the two-pane file manager is still easier and quicker to use than the Finder. TL;DR: use <ctrl>+T to simulate INS key. Origins In my PC days, I used Norton Commander to do file operations. In my Linux […]

Wooden language

Here’s a sample of wooden language (noise in other words), which one could use instead of lorem ipsum or try to generate using a silly algorithm: I think this article represents a paradigm shift in a dynamic marketplace. As a whole, I see where the author is coming from, but I don’t really agree with […]

Install Tomcat with Nginx on Ubuntu 13.04 (Server)

In the past weeks I have rebuilding my linux server after a botched upgrade. I used this opportunity to add a few more niceties to the linux install, like Tomcat and replacing Apache with Nginx. TL;DR: It almost works out of the box, but both Tomcat and Nginx require a bit of tweaking. Note: I […]