A couple of months ago I splashed out and upgraded my motherboard to an ASUS Sabretooth 990FX, in theory to complement my quad core Athlon II 640 with faster RAM and SATA 3, more PCI-E slots etc. (but the camoflauge colour scheme and mil-spec capacitors didn’t hurt either…
However it wasn’t all smooth sailing, Continue Reading »
Well as usual there was a storm and my fixed wireless “broadband” (pre-WiMax) stopped working, and of course it is a Saturday which often means no Internet until Monday. Or at least it used to until we had various spare USB 3g dongles in the house. So I finally bit the bullet and worked out how to use a space Optus Huawei E173 with my Debian Squeeze system… Continue Reading »
For reasons which escape me at the moment I decided to ditch the default USB auto-mounting that is in the Gnome in Debian Squeeze and try out various alternatives. I ended up using the usbmount package which I installed some months ago.
This package did the job dutifully placing some usb0 or usb1 icon on my desktop when I plug in my USB drives, with some niggles that got more annoying over time… Continue Reading »
Having added some styles to
style.css, remember to copy these over as required if I change the WordPress theme in the future!
I use GnuCash to track our family finances, and find when I leave it a while to update my credit card spending, etc. I am forever scrolling up and down in the window. By default there are not that many lines displayed on my screen, so I decided to try and change the font.
Unfortunately there are no font options (other than for “checks” )…
Eventually I found this post in the Gnucash mailing list archive.
So I created a new file
~/.gtkrc-2.0.gnucash and added the following
font_name = "Sans 8"
widget "*.GnucashSheet" style "gnc-register"
Restart Gnucash and voila a full screen of entries.
These settings were tested on GnuCash 2.4.5 on Debian Squeeze. If you are using Gnucash on Windows your settings will be somewhere else…
 Here in Australia these are properly spelled as Cheques