With Unity's method for launching and finding programs and applications,
and OS X's spotlight tool becoming the new way to launch programs, the
entire way we think about launching programs is changing. Although I still
like to have a few icon shortcuts on my task bar, many folks prefer
a quick keystroke to bring up Gnome-Do, or Unity's launcher, or even
OS X's spotlight. more>>
When my family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, last year, one of the biggest
adjustments was dealing with city parking. While we usually remember
what side of the mall we parked on, there was a time downtown that I
couldn't remember what parking garage we used, much less what level or
I love Dropbox. I really do. With a Google AdWords campaign, and $50 or so, I was able to max out my free storage. That means I have around 24GB of free Dropbox storage to fiddle with. Granted, that's a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, 24GB isn't very much space. more>>
In past articles, I've explained how to set up a SOCKS proxy with SSH. I've demonstrated how to tunnel traffic with SSH. I've even shown how to circumvent a company firewall with SSH. I've never been able to use SSH completely as a VPN, however, and that's always bummed me out—until I discovered sshuttle. more>>
My daughters love the movie Pitch Perfect. I suspect our XBMC has
played it more than 100 times, and I'm not exaggerating. Whether or not you enjoy
young-adult movies about singing competitions and cartoon-like projectile
vomiting, I'll admit it's a pretty fun movie. more>>
If anyone understands the importance of a good text editor, it's a Linux
user stuck on Windows. Sure, Microsoft supplies Notepad and Wordpad,
but neither really feels like the powerful sort of text editor a Linux
user expects. Enter Notepad++.
And the Google taketh away. So it is with Google Reader. A while back,
Google discontinued its Google Wave product, because it never gained
traction as a social-media platform. This surprised approximately
zero people. More recently, Google announced it would be closing
Google Reader on July 1, 2013. Far more people were surprised, myself
Even those of us on the Linux side of the fence have been watching
Microsoft's Windows 8 roll-out—albeit for us, it has been with morbid
fascination. Granted, we're not without our drastic changes (ahem,
Unity), but the new interface Microsoft has chosen for version 8 is
seemingly unusable for most people. The iconic Start menu has been
taken away without a clear replacement.
I'll admit, I've always been impressed with Apple's iMessage
program. With its integration into texting, it seamlessly combines
instant messaging and SMS into a single communication stream. Whether on
an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Macintosh, the messages can be seen and sent
to other Apple devices. more>>
I sleep poorly. In fact, insomnia has plagued me for years. As it turns
out, even when I think I'm sleeping well, I'm usually not. There's
nothing worse than a shoddy night's sleep followed by an abrupt alarm
going off when you've finally settled into a deep slumber.
One of the things I dislike about using Irssi in a terminal window on OS X is that I often miss the screen flash when someone mentions my name in IRC. With some fancy SSH tunneling (maybe more on that some other issue) and a really cool pop-up notification tool, if someone mentions my name, I can't miss it. more>>
It may not be fair to call Weechat the little brother of Irssi, but in
my short introduction to it, that's what it felt like. If Weechat didn't
seem quite as powerful as Irssi to me, I definitely can say that it is
better-looking out of the box. So, little brother has one thing going for him!
Although it's difficult for me to look at this piece's title and not think of mutant
felines, it doesn't make the statement any less true. If you've ever used
the tail command on log files, you'll instantly appreciate multitail. My
friend (and LJ reader) Nick Danger introduced me to multitail, and I can't
believe how useful it is. more>>
Since this month was our Raspberry Pi issue, I did some research on
"what folks do with their Raspberry Pi". I sent queries out via Twitter,
Facebook, the Linux Journal Web site and even the #linuxjournal IRC
room. When it comes to doing extra-geeky projects with the RPi, every
person I spoke with mentioned buying parts from Adafruit.
As Linux users, we tend to take programs like GIMP for
granted. Thankfully, as of version 2.8.2, GIMP is available as a native
application for OS X! Because everyone reading this most likely is familiar with
how awesome GIMP is for photo editing, it's worth mentioning there is
another open-source photo-editing application for OS X named Seashore.
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