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19 Mar/12

Who In Their Right Mind Would Want A Cashless Society?

Who In Their Right Mind Would Want A Cashless Society?

I pay with cash wherever I go. Heck, I would pay in cash online if there was a possibility for it. Doing so has a number of reasons, from privacy over reduced direct or indirect fees to avoiding overspending. It also seems to be a lot faster than paying by card, at least in my country where you often either have to type in your security code or sign a receipt before the money exchanges hands. Nothing’s worse than having to stand in line for someone who is buying a pack of bubblegum...

11 Set/10

Manage your digital camera in Linux with DigiKam

Manage your digital camera in Linux with DigiKam

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For those of you who thought managing external devices like digital cameras in Linux was a challenge, I give you DigiKam. DigiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac. DigiKam allows the user to view, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs easily in the Linux operating system. It boasts tons of features that rival and/or exceed those of similar applications on other...

23 Ago/10

How To Avoid Writing an Awful Cover Letter [Advice]

How To Avoid Writing an Awful Cover Letter [Advice]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re wasting time reading this right now, you probably need a better job. That means you need a good cover letter. Allow us to give you some tips for success—with counterexamples from an all-too-real hilariously bad cover letter. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere – Original Link: How...


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16 Ago/10

Advice on Dressing Like a Post-Collegiate Adult Male [Clothing]

Advice on Dressing Like a Post-Collegiate Adult Male [Clothing]

When money’s tight and your main requirement is class attendance, whatever you’ve got will probably do. If you’re looking for guidance on getting duded up and not looking like, well, a college student, an Ask MetaFilter thread has some great advice. More » Continua a leggere – Original Link: Advice on Dressing Like a Post-Collegiate Adult Male [Clothing] Technorati Tags: advice, advice-on-dressing,...

14 Ago/10

Backup your Linux desktop with Simple Backup

Backup your Linux desktop with Simple Backup

There are tons of possible backup solutions for the Linux desktop (and/or server). I have covered a number of possible solutions here on Ghacks. One of my favorite (and the one I use most often) is Luckybackup (see my article “Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy“), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of really good solutions. One of these solutions (and one that really lives up to its name) is Simple Backup (or sbackup). This backup tool offers very similar...

10 Ago/10

New Video Series: Ask Me Anything About Working Smarter

New Video Series: Ask Me Anything About Working Smarter

Thrilled to announce I’m prepping to shoot a new Q&A video series for Fast Company. Work Smart 2 will be a question and answer consultation with viewers and readers like you. If you’ve got a burning question to ask me about tech and productivity, this is your chance. Here’s how it works: 1. Email me at worksmart@fastcompany.com or leave a comment here on this post with your question. Topics might include things like email overload, mobile apps, cloud computing,...

10 Ago/10

Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts

Well all strive to make our desktop as efficient as possible. Whether you’re a coder who wants nothing more than to never remove your fingers from the keyboard, or if you’re a writer who wants to use the mouse only when necessary, there are so many ways to make this happen. One of the easiest ways is to use keyboard shortcuts. I’ve already touched on this subject in my article “Handy GNOME keyboard shortcuts” and I’ve demonstrated how to create custom...

1 Lug/10

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

After I set up RGBA support in Ubuntu (see my article “Enable RGBA support in Ubuntu“), I sat about to find applications that could replace non-GTK+ applications currently in use. Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA. There are a few things Epiphany handles differently than most...

26 Giu/10

Windows 7 SP1 Screenshots

Windows 7 SP1 Screenshots

Installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 seems, on the face of it, much less hassle than with service packs for previous editions of Windows as I discovered today while testing the beta. Here are a selection of screenshots of the service pack, the easy install process and the end result. Windows UAC is the first thing to kick in to warn you that installing anything on your PC is potentially dangerous. The support and helpful advice with this service pack is as good as, if not better, than...

19 Giu/10

Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid

Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid

There are a number of reasons why you would want to restrict network access. You run a cafe with web access or you have young or teenage children and you want them to only be able to use the network at certain times. Their are certainly tools out there to do this on a PC-by-PC basis, but why not employ a proxy server instead? One of the best (and most robust) proxy servers available for the Linux operating system is the Squid Proxy server. But don’t let the name fool you, you do...

17 Giu/10

This Week in Google, Episode 47

This Week in Google, Episode 47

Great conversation today on TWiG with our guest Chris Messina, who dropped knowledge on the history and differences between OAuth and OpenID–which in an age of “Facebook wants to own all your sign-ons,” is an important discussion. My tip this week: to grab the Android Swype beta within the next couple of days while it’s still available, as previously-recommended ShapeWriter is no longer in the Market. Continua a leggere – Original Link: This Week in Google,...

3 Giu/10

Copy partitions with gparted

Copy partitions with gparted

I wanted to continue with the rescue theme, but since Partimage is limited in it’s file system support, I thought I would go another route. That route? Gparted. Gparted is an amazingly flexible tool that serves as a graphical partition editor built for the GNOME desktop environment. But Gparted can do much more than just edit partitions. One nifty trick I discovered it can do is copy partitions from one drive to another. It’s a bit time consuming but when you want a copy of...

23 Mag/10

Get rid of GNOME keyring password reminder

Get rid of GNOME keyring password reminder

Are you tired of that pesky GNOME keyring reminder popping up everywhere you go? You know what it does right? The GNOME keyring manager manages passwords for things like ftp connections, email password logins, wireless network authentication, and much more. Typically this is set up encrypted – by default this is the case with the keyring. But there is no way to enter that password and make it stick from session to session. Well, there is a way to do this, but I will warn you that...

14 Mag/10

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

It’s Friday and that means we’re all ready for the weekend. But that also means we’re ready for some fun. Because of that I thought it would be fitting to do an article on some of the cooler Linux tips and tricks that I have come across over the years. This article will be a bit of mish-mash of topics…but well worth the read. So, without further adieu, let’s cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war! Collaborate with the screen command Let’s say you and...

13 Mag/10

Tune your Linux kernel with sysctl

Tune your Linux kernel with sysctl

Not many of today’s Linux users remember the days when you could (and sometimes had to) compile your own kernel. If you had a special device or special needs for the kernel there was no other way to get it to work. Today most kernels work out of the box with most hardware. But there are times when you could squeeze out a bit more performance or even lighten your kernel on the fly. You can do that with the sysctl command. This command allows you to turn on or off numerous kernel parameters...

29 Apr/10

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

If you have been reading Ghacks long enough you know I am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. Because of the simplicity of the tools, why slow down your work with a GUI right? But for some, those GUI-less editors are a big turn off. It’s like they are the command line equivalent for text editing. Fortunately, for those, there are alternatives to the text-based editor. In the next few articles I will address this by...

19 Apr/10

How do I find my network information – in Linux?

How do I find my network information – in Linux?

Taking a cue from Martin’s helpful article (see “How do I find my IP Address“) I thought it would be a good idea to offer the same information for the Linux operating system. But with Linux there is one issue to get around – that of the number of different tools available to use to find this information. Because there are so many graphical tools with which to find networking information, I thought it would be best to simply tackle this with everyone’s favorite...

28 Mar/10

Configure hostgroups for Nagios

Configure hostgroups for Nagios

If you’ve been following my Nagios articles here on Ghacks (see “Easily extend Nagios’ functionality” and “Quickly install Nagios on Ubuntu” for more information) you are probably impressed with how powerful Nagios is. Well, I can happily say you haven’t seen anything yet. Nagios is amazing in it’s ability to extend and report. Of course, along with this power comes a bit of work to be done by the administrator. With Nagios there are no fancy...

12 Mar/10

Create a bootable CD of PloP Linux

Create a bootable CD of PloP Linux

PloP Linux is one of those small in size but large in features Live distributions that could, at some point, save your skin. It offers tons of tools to help you out of just about any situation and, because of the necessity to build the live version, allows you to add whatever tool you need. But PloP isn’t like most other live distributions. Oh sure you could download the iso file and burn it on to cd. But one of the pluses of using PloP is that you can custom build your own iso....

11 Mar/10

What is it with the “dist-upgrade” option of apt-get?

What is it with the “dist-upgrade” option of apt-get?

There has always been a bit of confusion when people learn they can do a full upgrade of their distribution from the command line. Most people don’t brave such a feat. Some because they don’t use the command line, and others because they are afraid an attempt to upgrade from the command line will wind up fubaring their system.  And new users aren’t quite sure what the difference between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade is. In this Ghacks Linux entry, I am going...