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Monitor your laptop with fswebcam

Posted 03-20-2016 at 10:29 AM by ugjka
Updated 03-20-2016 at 10:42 AM by ugjka

This is a little tutorial on how to take a picture from the webcam with systemD timers every 15 minutes.

Install fswebcam a commandline utility for grabbing pics off the webcam

Create a script in /usr/local/bin/ called snap that grabs a pic and put date and time in the filename
Don't forget to chmod +x to make it executable
_now=$(date +"%Y_%m_%d_%H_%M")
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RHEL5 won't support TLSv1.1 or higher

Posted 03-19-2016 at 10:59 AM by MensaWater
Updated 05-23-2017 at 12:48 PM by MensaWater (Adding note lftp / gnutls)

We found the version of curl provided for RHEL5 does not include the flags "--tlsv1.1" or "--tlsv1.2" provided by later versions of curl.

This means CentOS5 curl does not include/support the flags "--tlsv1.1" or "--tlsv1.2".

RHEL7 and RHEL6 versions do support TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 and work when using them. One might need to run yum update for curl and/or openssl to have the versions with the support. On my RHEL6 systems I had...
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How To Make A Menu Entry

Posted 03-18-2016 at 11:05 PM by Ztcoracat
Updated 03-19-2016 at 05:36 PM by Ztcoracat

If you have ever manually installed an Application but grew tired of using the terminal to launch it this blog is for you.

I'll use BibleDesktop-1.6 as the Application/example.
I recently installed it and had to keep using the terminal to launch it.

cd /home/username/Directory/bibledesktop-1.6
Using nano just make the new file and desktop entry like this:

nano /home/username/.local/share/applications/bd.desktop
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Florida vacation

Posted 03-17-2016 at 11:42 AM by onebuck
Updated 03-17-2016 at 11:43 AM by onebuck


Back and rested after my extended Florida vacation. My wife and I decided to become snow birds. We are purchasing a home in a 55+ community southwest of Orlando at Polo Park East. My wife informed me we were going to leave in December/16 for our next vacation. She did not want another Christmas without the Grandchildren (5 live in Florida now). We looked at the the costs for our several vacations to Florida and decided it was best to purchase a nice home in a 55+ community with...
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Run your Slackware 64 bit system with the latest stable kernel – 4.5!

Posted 03-17-2016 at 06:02 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware Current (14.2) and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk and SlackEX. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 4.5-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 4.5 is the latest stable kernel available from Released 20160314.

What’s new in kernel 4.5?

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