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Batch convert images to PDF

Posted 10-10-2010 at 05:48 AM by sag47
Updated 08-11-2011 at 01:10 AM by sag47

Recently (within the past year) I have helped a user with a problem converting hundreds of images into individual PDF files. I was pleasantly surprised to find imagemagick to effortlessly do this.

Command line tool imagemagick does what you need if they're images.
Installation:
Code:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
Usage: (coverts all images into one pdf)
Code:
convert *.jpg foo.pdf
Usage: (converts each image into an individual pdf)
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3 easy ways to create ridiculous passwords

Posted 08-17-2010 at 08:12 PM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 10:40 PM by sag47
Tags security

A password can be easy to create if you use the right devices to remember it.

Method number 1: use a sentence
For example your password could be a sentence:
Code:
Ilovemydogfoofie
Dictionary attacks only work if your password is a single word. For that previous password a dictionary attack wouldn't work so a cracker would either have to resort to rainbow tables or brute force.

Method number 2: start and end all passwords with the same sequence....
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Streamlining the process of uploading

Posted 08-17-2010 at 11:21 AM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 11:24 AM by sag47

Today I had to zip up about 50 folders and upload them to a software directory for my work. That's a huge hassle and they didn't need to be in any particular order. The names of the zip files had to be the same name as the folder so that made my life easier. I zipped them all, moved them into a filestoupload folder and then uploaded them.

A process which would have taken 10-20 minutes on a Windows machine took less than a minute of my precious time on my Linux box. For most of...
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