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Patching and PPA'ing

I do this so irregularly that I can never remember the proper steps and haven’t been able find a simple source that has all the information I need, so here it is. Get the source with

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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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Easy remote torrent queuing with trasmission, zenity, and a dab of glue

Here is just a dab of glue that takes two very cool projects, Transmission and Zenity, and makes something very usable. Open a text editor as the root user (gksu gedit) and copy and paste this script: #!/usr/bin/env bash targethost=$(zenity … Continue reading

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Kink the video, not your neck

If you’re anything like me when shooting short video clips with your camera, you regularly find that you’ve captured a great little clip with one exception – the video is turn on its side. Here is a little script to … Continue reading

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Short DHCP Lease Times

If you are an Ubuntu user who has experienced WiFi disconnects from public hot spots while other Windows and Mac users around you are Web browsing worry free you’re not the only one. In this particular case, however, the fix … Continue reading

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Debian RC Script Control

As a former Gentoo user, I had to learn the Ubuntu/Debian way to add service to a system runlevel. For my desktop, I never had to worry about it because, as usual with Ubuntu, a nice GUI is provided to … Continue reading

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SANE Network Scanning

A good, simple network scanning with SANE HOWTO seemed to be missing from the internet so I added this one to the Ubuntu Wiki.

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Tortilla Chips and NoMachine

So I got some huge tortilla chips from our local Mexican resturaunt with my dinner last night. Now, in the process of making nachos for the game tonight, I was faced with deciding the appropriate size for a nacho chip. … Continue reading

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