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A little background on myself, and thoughts to a new 'blog-column'

Posted 03-23-2016 at 10:13 AM by goumba

Hey guys,

So, a little about me. Until a few years back, I was a big computer nerd. I still use Linux exclusively, but I used to spend every spare waking hour (that I wasn't working my day job which was typically 12-16 hours a day) just killing time. I know UNIX and Linux, but never really delved too deep.

Enter the big D word, which I blamed on my time wasting in front a computer. Where did my life go? I hit 35 years old, and 'd' set in big time. Not where I wanted...
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Silly volume control scripts for openbox that probably won't work for everyone

Posted 03-20-2016 at 10:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-20-2016 at 10:22 PM by the dsc


# volume changer+notifier, using notify-send, and tested only with xfce4-notifyd
# the syntax is the same of the "end" of what you'd use in plain amixer, see "$1"
# Ex.: 5%-, 5%+, 30, 60%

com=(`amixer set "Master" $1`)


# and here's why it won't work for everybody. The output of amixer includes
# things like soundcard features, which are array elements I'm just
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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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