Quick Preview of GIMP 2.8 | GIMP 2.8 is not far away on the horizon. I snatched a recent build from this excellent PPA to give it a spin. For some background, here are the release notes and open bugs. The main answer everyone wants to know: Yes GIMP 2.8 image processing is still 8 bit, though with GEGL 16 or
Roku Open Ports | Being the hackery-type that I am, I have been poking at my newly purchased Roku HD. It turns out there are four ports open on the Roku. 8080, 8085, 8086, and 8087. After different attempts, the only fun I could come to is that you can telnet to your Roku on port 8080. The other
Extra Gimp Packages You Should Install | If you use the GIMP, you should also install these packages which are available in the Ubuntu repositories to provide more plugins and editing features for your gimp-fu. sudo apt-get install gimp-data-extras gimp-dcraw gimp-resynthesizer gimp-plugin-registry gimp-texturize Below are the copy / pasted descriptions with some brief details about each. gimp-data-extras This package contains extra brushes,
Use du command to see file and folder sizes | How can I see the size of files and folders from the command line? Use the command du to quickly list sizes! A command I like to use is: du -hsc * This will provide a listing of file and folder sizes from your current working directory, including a total size amount at the bottom.
Fix Drupal Upload Progress | Drupal and other software can take advantage of a nice upload progress bar. Here is how to get that working on CentOS. You may have seen this in Drupal. Let’s fix it! First, in CentOS 5 install these packages: yum install php-pear gcc make php-devel Next as root, issue: pecl install uploadprogress Once that completes,
Recursively Copy or Backup with Rsync | What is a good way to recursively copy contents of directory (including hidden files) to another directory? A simple rsync command is excellent for this! The command is simply: $ rsync -a /source /destination For example, I am backing up my entire home directory to another disk like so: $ rsync -a /home/stmiller /media/linuxbkup/bkup I
On Hold – Stuck Jobs in Print Queue OS X | In OS X at times you may have an old print job that you cannot delete. It will often say ‘On Hold’ in the print queue. To clear this out, first open up the Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal ) Type the following, then press Enter: cancel -a That will do it! The cancel
Where is my RHEL 6 Installation Number? | Where is my RHEL 6 Installation Number? I can’t seem to find it. There isn’t one! Starting with RHEL 6, installation numbers are no longer used. See this page for more info. You will still have to register your system with RHN for software updates by supplying your RHN login.
Nikto Web Server Scanner | Everyone knows the greatness of nmap, but another useful tool is nikto! Nikto is available in Ubuntu 10.10 multiverse, as well as in the latest Fedora. Install it as usual: sudo apt-get install nikto or yum install nikto Now, update nikto to the latest scanning vulnerabilities by issuing: sudo nikto -update Then, run nikto -h
Install Adobe ICC Profiles in Linux | How do I install Adobe ICC Profiles in Linux? 1. Download this file from ftp.adobe.com: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/iccprofiles/linux/AdobeColorProfiles-end-user.rpm.tar.gz 2. Unpack the rpm with: tar xvf AdobeColorProfiles-end-user.rpm.tar.gz This will give you an rpm for rpm based distros. 3a. If you need a deb, use alien to convert the rpm to a deb: 3b. sudo apt-get install alien 3c.