Monthly Archives: January 2010

Debian/Ubuntu Package Installation Shortcut

Alt-F2 then type

Simple, quick, and should work in any window manager. Just remember that package names are case sensitive and almost always lowercase. Here’s an example where I install XBMC: Then just click Install: This example is with Ubuntu’s … Continue reading

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Synergy for HTPC control

Synergy. Great app. Synergy for HTPC control. Great application. Setup is pretty simple, but the Synergy HOWTO on the Ubuntu Community Documentation was pretty horrendous. I decided I’d give back a little and did a major clean up/rewrite of it … Continue reading

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Waking Up is Hard to Do

Since I couldn’t possibly write it any better, this is plagarized from the user page of a random Gnome developer: 2:00 AM: Set alarm for 10 am (physical switch) 2:03 AM: Tape piece of paper over alarm with the text … Continue reading

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Better FOSS QA Testing

I just had a random thought when I came across the following in the Changelog for VirtualBox 3.1: Mac OS X hosts (64 bit): don’t interpret mouse wheel events as left click (bug #5049) This seems like something basic that … Continue reading

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Easy, automated backups with rdiff-backup

Let me start by saying rdiff-backup is exactly the tool I set out to find when looking for a backup solution. It makes use of librsync so you get all the goodness of the rsync remote-delta optimization algorithm, plus incremental … Continue reading

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