Monday, January 27, 2014

Adding SyntaxHighlighter to Blogger

SyntaxHighlighter is, as described on its webpage, a fully functional self-contained code syntax highlighter developed in JavaScript. It is used to make programming code from various programming languages easier to follow. Installation is pretty straightforward for ordinary web sites but for sites like this one where the users are not allowed to upload files to the server, it can get a little tricky. Here are the options for adding SyntaxHighlighter to your Blogger account:

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Clean Install of a Windows 7 & Ubuntu Dual-Boot System

While writing my last post which was about hibernation, I noticed that Ubuntu cannot mount the Windows partition (or rather, can only mount it as read-only) if Windows was hibernated. This lead me to consider creating a partitioning scheme where Windows is separated from the rest of the files on my hard drive. Rather than playing with the partitions of the hard drive, I decided to do a clean install. While at it, I also purchased an optical drive bay caddy and a 64 gb solid state drive to contain the operating systems. Here's a step-by-step list of what I have done: