Add unsupported resolution to old monitors in KDE

I recently grabbed an old VGA flatscreen monitor (HP 2011x) third hand to use as a second display.

Right out of the gate I had a problem: Under Ubuntu 16.04LTS KDE would not see it as anything other than a 1024x768 monitor Even though it supports 1600x900. After some playing around I think I have a way to manage things that makes sense for me under KDE.

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Jenkins and github integration for the testinggoat book

This article describes my Jenkins setup for going through the book Test-Driven Development with Python

We will discuss the following steps:

  • Initial linode setup (Ubuntu 16.04LTS)
  • securing your linode
  • setting up jenkins
  • Nginx reverse proxy for jenkins with free SSL using let's encrypt
  • github integration with protected branches based on our tests
  • better tracking and presentation of our test runs via xUnit (as per John Fitzpatrick's suggestion on the Chapter 24 page of the book)

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