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The danger of '.desktop' files!

Posted 01-31-2017 at 12:36 PM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

There was an interesting post on r/linux today outlining some of the insanity relating to the use of .desktop files on linux desktops. The information is nothing new -- it's been like this for years and is also why you'll pry my window-manager+xterm working environment from my cold dead hands -- but it's one of the clearest examples of the dangers I've seen on the subject.

If you're unaware of this stuff, you shouldn't be. Go have a read:
How to easily trick $FILE_MANAGER users to execute arbitrary code
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Posted in Hmmm
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Backing up your system config files.

Posted 01-31-2017 at 10:47 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 01-31-2017 at 11:13 AM by GazL

After you install a linux system, you will most likely be editing a number of config files to set various options and parameters the way you would like or need them to be. This is especially true with a distro like Slackware that takes the traditional approach and tries to honour the intentions of upstream rather than put its own layer of abstraction over the configuration of your system. Keeping track of what you've changed can be a pain, especially should you ever need to re-install. Here,...
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Posted in Technical
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Rpi radio transmitter.

Posted 01-30-2017 at 08:57 AM by peonuser
Updated 04-11-2017 at 07:51 AM by peonuser

Check local laws before setting this up.

PiFM sorta
Wanted to be able to send music to speakers outside the house say for a barbecue or whatever. Could use Blue tooth among other things, but I wanted something more secure and easier to generally implement. PiFM seemed to be an answer . With a RPi you can send an old fashion radio signal to a radio and the radio will play what is sent it. All you need is an up to date Raspian install on a Raspberry Pi with internet access. I used...
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RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170127 with GAPPS and Kodi 17.0-RC2

Posted 01-27-2017 at 09:06 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 01-28-2017 at 08:28 AM by exton (More INFO)

RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.1 Build 170127 is an Android 7.1.1 Nougat system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and 2. I have included the following apps:
1) GAPPS (latest by 170125)
2) Kodi 17.0-RC4 (with YouTube enabled and working!)
3) Firefox 51.0
4) Spotify 1.0.0
5) Rotation Control Pro 1.1.9
6) AIDA64 1.44
7) Aptoide App Store
8) YouTube 1.3.11 (sound, but no video. If you, however, use SnapTube you can download videos/movies...
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Tracking Environmental Data with TPS and Keen.IO

Posted 01-26-2017 at 08:26 AM by Dmitry_Slepov

About the Application
  • Keen.IO is a cloud platform that provides data collection and analysis services via the REST API. Keen offers SDKs for many programming languages, including browser-side JavaScript and Node.js.
  • In this tutorial we used Tibbit #30 (ambient humidity and temperature meter) for collecting environmental data and storing it on the Keen.IO server.
  • A very simple in-browser application is used for fetching data from Keen.IO and displaying charts in the browser window (the
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