This weekend my colleague brought to our office simple 20$ webcam. I have to say that my previous attitude to such toys was quite ambiguous. But idea to build home/office video security system based on such webcam(s) and Ubuntu changed my mind especially taking into consideration extremely low cost of end system and it’s capabilities. First of all I was interested in events replay, multiple camera zones and web interface. As it was discovered later, such system provides tons of useful features.
CHM is the file extension for Microsoft Compiled HTML Help that is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format. It was first introduced with the release of Windows 98 crap.
There are three most popular tools to read CHM files in Linux: gnochm, xchm and kchmviewer.Read More »Read CHM files in Linux
Mozilla Firefox is primary browser I use with my Ubuntu Gutsy but like any software it has benefits in line with drawbacks. Of course there are more benefits in Firefox (I really think so) but here are several tips that would help to improve Firefox’… Read More »Simple Firefox optimizations that really matter
Few will deny that many people that use Unix-like Operating Systems or M$ Windows make the switch to Ubuntu these days or are considering it. The following links will show you Ubuntu equivalents of many traditional Unix applications, and tasks. SwitchingToUbuntu/FromLinux Switching to Ubuntu From… Read More »Switch to Ubuntu from different Linux distros or other OSes
As many other Ubuntu users several days ago I’ve upgraded my Feisty to Gutsy at my Dell Inspiron 1501. Unfortunately many things that worked for me in Feisty doesn’t work in Gutsy just after upgrading. Among them are: suspend/hibernate and brightness adjustment. At this moment… Read More »Adjust LCD brightness from command line
Shell command eject that is available by default in most of Linux distributions, allows to open and sometimes close removable media tray (usually it’s CD-ROM or DVD media). To eject media: eject /dev/cdrom or eject cdrom As you see the name of device can be… Read More »Eject/Close CD or DVD media with shell command
$GENERATE directive is available in multi platform DNS server BIND since 8.2 version. It helps you to create hundreds or thousands of resource records with one line in zone file.
Nice example is to use $GENERATE in order to make PTR records for certain DNS zone.
As it comes from htop‘s manual page, htop is free (GPL) ncurses-based process viewer, that is similar to top, but allows to scroll the list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and their full command lines. Tasks related to processes (killing, renicing) can be… Read More »htop: new generation Linux processes viewer
Adobe Photoshop (or simply Photoshop), is a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. Currently it’s market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. Unfortunately it’s available for M$ Windows and Apple OS X users only.… Read More »Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)