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Why I won’t use Kubuntu (or KDE for that matter)

It is pretty and all, I will give it that. It tries so hard to please the eye that it would be easy to overlook its shortcomings. Alas, I cannot. First of all, it tries so hard to look like the Windows...

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Batch Editing Photos with Phatch

My dad was looking to edit some photos to be able to send more than just a couple through email. He needed something simple, all he really wanted to do was either lower the quality or shrink the image...

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Komodo Edit on Ubuntu (Linux)

I use Komodo Edit all the time on Windows (XP and Vista) but up till now I have not used it in any Linux environment. I decided it was time to take the plunge and try things out. First I had to...

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Launchy

The keyboard has been proven to make you much faster at performing tasks. At least it has been said to be much faster, some people like your grandma may not be fast on the keyboard, but I am not sure...

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Backing things up a la Crashplan

Backing things up is very important… your hard drive will fail one of these days, and when it does you will lose everything (trust me, my laptop hard drive failed once…). You are backing important...

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jQuery bsod plugin

So I was checking up on my twitter feed yesterday and saw a tweet that direceted me to this: http://devthought.com/wp-content/projects/mootools/BSOD/: The script BSOD.js provides an easy-to-use class...

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Finding corrupted images

As zoe kindly pointed out, two Wednesdays have passed since I last posted. I blame the Olympics (I was in Vancouver for the first week, and I was still recovering from it the second week Go Canada!)....

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Frigging Huge PDFs

Turns out this is how you fix up a frigging huge pdf that probably came out of photoshop or some such beast with all of the layers and history that is mostly useless to you. It seems to work quite...

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Fix Gnome 3 Auto Complete Crash

Gnome 3 (running on Ubuntu, with the latest nvidia drivers from nvidia’s ppa) shell kept crashing on me when I was typing in the Activities “Search Box”, after some digging, the problem seems to be the...

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Setting up New Relic on Webfaction

Source (in case it goes away) with minor corrections. This might also work on other hosts if you have ssh access and are able to run whatever you want on them. In the instructions anything with a lot...

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