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Browser search plugins I use

Posted 10-21-2011 at 08:24 AM by jere21
Updated 11-01-2011 at 09:20 AM by jere21

  • duckduckgo - not needed, I configured my address bar (type about:config into the address bar, search for keyword.url and change it to the DDG URL based on your configuration)
  • https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ar/?src=search - not really a search plugin itself, just better: right-click in any website in a search box and choose "Add to Search Bar..."
  • leo.org dictionary
  • merriam webster dictionary
  • dasoertliche.de german inverse phone number search
  • ssl
...
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Commanding openbox through scripts or command line

Posted 10-19-2011 at 10:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-19-2011 at 10:05 PM by the dsc
Tags openbox, rants

Is it possible? If it is, it's not obvious in any way, nor documented in the manual.

I think that would be an interesting feature if it currently lacks it. I don't really know, but I think it wouldn't be so much of a huge thing to implement the possibility of running commands such as "openbox-command menu-id-whatever" to make a given menu pop-up; or "openbox-command nexdesktop" so a script could move the view to a different desktop (but perhaps it can be done with...
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compacting a VirtualBox Windows storage container

Posted 10-19-2011 at 09:47 PM by neonsignal

After a Windows client has been used inside VirtualBox for some time (particularly if large files have been removed), it can be useful to compact the storage container image (VDI) by removing unused space.

First, the space needs to be cleaned inside the client. This requires defragmenting the drive, and then running a program such as SysInternals sdelete to zero the unused space, so that the VirtualBox utilities are able to compact the file.
Code:
sdelete -c
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changing network interface names

Posted 10-19-2011 at 05:17 AM by neonsignal

When changing network cards, or moving drives to a new computer, the network interfaces will be assigned new names (eth0, eth1, etc). This is so that the interfaces will retain their names between boots but not clash with other interfaces (on the assumption that the old ones may be only temporarily missing). However, if the new interface is a replacement for the old one, it is often more convenient to reuse the same name that the old one had.

These interface names are configured in...
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using Skype

Posted 10-19-2011 at 05:09 AM by neonsignal

To installl skype on Debian, the following repository can be added to /etc/apt/sources.list:
Code:
dep http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
It is then installed:
Code:
apt-get install skype
In order to get the camera to work, I found I had to force the use of the v4l1compat library when invoking skype, ie:
Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
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