Some Prometheus wallpapers for your Linux desktop.

 

Polar vortex an unprecedented weather event. But not as cold as Mars.

The Polar Vortex weather event is freezing America as I write this, but the media are saying that it is as cold as the surface of Mars. This is wrong. Mars is very cold at night due to the thin atmosphere. Mars` atmosphere is as thin as ours at 100,000 feet. This means that the […]

Modernize Marketing Using Google AdWords.

As the times change, so must companies if they want to survive. While not all marketing trends are worth following, some make sense, and ignoring them can be detrimental to the health of one’s bottom line. A major part of stepping into this decade before it ends is in embracing AdWords, a program that one […]

Watch computer booting sequence in your web browser. This is a very cool web site I found.

http://www.therestartpage.com/#. This is a website that has shutdown dialogs for a host of operating systems. Click restart on one of them and you can watch the restart animation and/or POST for that OS. This is one very cool website. The ability to see what the boot animation for Windows `95 and 2000 looked like really […]

The best openbox themes for your minimalist desktop to look its best.

Best Openbox themes. Metro X: http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Metrox+20131103?content=161079. A Windows 8 Metro inspired Openbox theme. Win 7: http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Win7?content=162490. A Windows 7 styled theme for PekWM. Nodoka openbox theme: http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Nodoka?content=126725. This is an Openbox theme intended for use with the Nodoka GTK engine. Turquoise nights: http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Turquoise+Nights+Ob?content=120386. A dark theme for Openbox. Solaris theme for Fluxbox: http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Solaris%3A+Java+Fluxbox+System?content=63303. TWM theme: […]

A very good tiling window manager for Linux that is easy to use and very fast.

The dwm window manager for Linux is a very fast and very easy to use WM that offers a tiling WM and a very fast way to interact with your Linux machine. Type sudo apt-get install dwm dmenu to install this window manager. As shown in the screenshot to the right, this is a very […]

Five Great Digital Marketing Strategies For 2014.

In this contemporary era, more and more business owners are recognizing the importance of having a great digital marketing strategy. Developing and implementing high quality marketing strategies is important for many reasons, including the fact that the internet has become a primary medium through which people buy and/or sell goods. If you are a business […]

How to re-build the ATI drivers on Fedora 20 after upgrading the kernel.

I recently updated to a new kernel version and the ATI drivers were not loaded as they had not been built for that kernel. I had to re-compile the ATI drivers, so I switched to the root user and navigated to this folder. [root@localhost homer]# cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/ Then I ran this command to build the […]

The best GTK themes and wallpapers for your Ubuntu or Linux Mint desktop.

Some very good GTK themes and wallpapers for your Linux desktop. GTK Themes. Zukitwo: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Zukitwo?content=140562. A very good GTK theme for Gnome Shell and MATE. DeLorean-Dark — Gnome 3.4 & 3.6: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DeLorean-Dark+–+Gnome+3.4+%26+3.6?content=153866. DarkMint: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkMint?content=150904. Piratunbu theme 6.0: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Piratunbu+full+theme+for+Ubuntu+13.10?content=147063. A pirate themed look for Ubuntu. reNIX (for Unity and GS): http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/reNIX+%28for+Unity+and+GS%29?content=153312. A squared theme for Unity […]

How to search and replace text in a file with sed. Not using cat.

The sed command is very useful for searching and replacing text in a file. This is how to search for and replace a text string in a file. Homer@bejiitas ~ $ sed -i ‘s/<main>/<mein>/gi;’ my.c This is how to search and replace text in a file and leave a backup copy with a tilde character […]

Want To Make An App? Follow These Six Simple Steps.

In this contemporary era, more and more people are making use of electronic devices to work and play. In recognizing this reality, many businesses are now seeking to maximize profits by designing creative and brand-building apps. If you are interested in making an app but are not quite sure how to do so, the following […]

Linux storing passwords in plain text. Here is the truth of the matter.

The NetworkManager daemon on Linux does store WIFI passwords in plain text, but you need root access to read the files. Here is a sample WIFI connection file in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections. homer@deusexmachina /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections $ sudo cat PIZZACATSWIFI [connection] id=PIZZACATSWIFI uuid=f4f0260d-ca5e-4b86-808d-3dce65fa80cf type=802-11-wireless [802-11-wireless] ssid=PIZZACATSWIFI mode=infrastructure mac-address=4C:0F:6E:5D:E1:25 security=802-11-wireless-security [802-11-wireless-security] key-mgmt=wpa-psk auth-alg=open psk=302c64ff12 [ipv4] method=auto [ipv6] method=auto The passkey […]

Snapchat database compromised. Censored database dump leaked onto the Internet.

The picture sharing website Snapchat has been compromised. This hack has leaked data on all of the users online. This shows that the staff of this website do not care about security at all. And he turned down 4 billion dollars from Facebook, but will the website be worth that much now? I hope that […]

How to install libdvdcss on Fedora 20 to enable DVD playback.

The libdvdcss library is used to playback encrypted DVD disks on a Linux operating system. Download the tarball here: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/multimedia/libdvdcss.html. Then we need to unpack the tarball. [homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory. [homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/ Then begin the compilation process. [homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ ./configure && make Once that has completed, install […]

A short GIF showing how to change wallpapers and themes in Linux Mint 16.

I recorded this by installing the byzanz command. This is installable in Linux Mint 16 by following this guide. http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-byzanz-0-3-0-on-ubuntu-13-10-13-04-12-10-12-04-linux-mint-15-14-13-elementary-os-0-2-luna-and-pear-os-8/. Then type: byzanz my.gif -d 60 to record for 60 seconds. This is another good way to make a simple screen recording.