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Building a CUPS server for a network with Slackware

Posted 05-06-2017 at 11:05 AM by Rod3775

Heterogenous Networks with Heterogeneous Printers

This blog describes the process of building a modest home network involving multiple printers and computers with different operating systems, using consumer-level equipment.

The priority objective was to be able to print on all printers from all computers.
A secondary objective was to concentrate the maintainable software in one place, so that if new printers or computers were added, only the new equipment needed...
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MeX 64 bit Linux based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Cinnamon 3.2.8 and kernel 4.10.8 – Build 170501

Posted 05-01-2017 at 11:50 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS/CHANGES 170501 in MeX Linux
Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX Build 170501 is based only on Debian 8.7 and Ubuntu 16.04.2. I have replaced the original kernel with “my” special kernel 4.10.0-19-exton (4.10.8). All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 170501. This version of MeX uses Cinnamon 3.2.8. Linux Mint 18.1 also uses Cinnamon 3.2.8 as Desktop environment.

MORE MeX NEWS 170501
1. The MeX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which...
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Speeding up and reducing the quality of podcasts (saving disk space)

Posted 04-29-2017 at 11:49 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-15-2017 at 03:55 PM by the dsc

An interesting method I now realize is possible:

ffmpeg -i in-normal.mp3 -filter:a "atempo=1.4" -f wav - | lame -q 2 -v --vbr-new -V 9 -b8 -B 20 - out_speedup.mp3
A previous method I was using had sox and for some reason mpg123 or 321 I guess, to generate a "physical" temporary wav somewhere, this method use a pipe instead of an actual temporary file.

The input file isn't necessarily mp3, it can be m4a/aac at least, possibly also webm,...
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Interface design principles

Posted 04-27-2017 at 07:31 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-05-2017 at 02:43 PM by the dsc (links!)

Just an organized rant that I'll expand gradually as I think of new things. I'm not an expert in this subject but I believe that if more designers adhered to some of these principles, it would reduce somewhat problems related with stress, like high blood pressure, violence in the workplace, mass shootings. Things will possibly apply for webdesign, software GUI/CLI, and some stuff even for "hardwares" of any sort. Not necessarily in order of importance.

1 - ERGONOMY. For...
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Run Raspberry Pi PIXEL Desktop on a PC or Mac – an Exton modified Build 170425 with Refracta Tools

Posted 04-26-2017 at 09:48 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 170425 about Raspberry Pi Debian Pixel
I have updated my first Debian Pixel Build from 161223. Study all included packages – latest by 170425. I’ve also added NetworkManager, which makes it easier to configure wireless connections.

NEWS 161223
Yesterday I read that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of a new PIXEL image that can be booted on a PC or Mac. Study this site. I saw immediately that there was no installer included, which I thought was...
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