Announcing mbpfan-v1.7.0

The last update to mbpfan happened almost 1 year and a half ago. Besides having little time to invest in this project, I had the issue of not possessing a Macbook anymore. One week ago, my faculty assigned me a shiny new Macbook Pro 11,1. Just in time, because the new Linux 3.1.5 kernel was breaking mbpfan (or better, mbpfan was not suited for the new kernel). It was time to update the project...

How to run Guitar Pro 6.1.0 on Linux

As an amateur electric bass player, I am a huge fan of Guitar Pro. Version 6 natively runs on GNU/Linux, but has many issues. Moreover, starting from the last version (6.1.0), the program won’t run on many distributions (in my case, Archlinux i686). The following should work for any non-Ubuntu distributions (but also for Ubuntu, if they don’t provide the required libraries in a...

Where to find Archlinux in a VPS hosting service

You can find your favourite linux distribution at linode.com, a great hosting service where I’m transferring my blog and all other services I need. They offer great cheap VPS solutions, and you can choose Archlinux from the available linux distributions. Archlinux is currently in testing: for example, ssh will not work after a fresh install. Here I’m going to explain how to fix this and how to...

About Author


Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.