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Monday, October 31, 2011

Make the internet safer for your kids with ScrubIT...

This solution is suitable for parents who can't afford to buy the "net nanny" product. No installation is required.

What is ScrubIT?
ScrubIT is a FREE recursive DNS server that regulates what comes into your home or business. ScrubIT “scrubs” the internet so you don’t have to be concerned about what your family members or employees will be confronted with.

Who should use it?
ScrubIT is perfect for any home or business that is tired of the plague of pornographic and malicious websites.

Why is it FREE?
You're saying "Where's the catch?", good news, there is none! As far as we know, ScrubIT is the only public recursive DNS server to actively filter pornography. It’s a FREE service provided by people who care about the freedom found in the internet, but balance those sentiments with a desire to protect our children and employees.

*Summary were copied partially from ScrubIT website.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Installing LibreOffice on Linux Mint 10...

1) Remove OpenOffice
    $ sudo apt-get purge openoffice*.*
2) Installing via Ubuntu ppa
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice
    $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
    $ sudo apt-get install language-support-en
3) Or installing via deb installers
  • download the installer from here
  • extract tarballs LibO_xxxx_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz
  • go to folder LibO_xxxx_install-deb_en-US/DEBS and run
    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
  • go to folder LibO_xxxx_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration and run
    $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ubuntu 11.10 basic GNOME Shell tweaks...

1) Install GNOME Shell and gnome-tweak-tool, then restart your machine and choose GNOME for your session
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-tweak-tool
2) Install Cantarell font
  • Download font from here
  • Copy font into /usr/share/fonts folder
  • Run command below:
$ sudo fc-cache -f -v
3) Gnome-tweak-tool settings
  • Desktop - turn off everything
  • Fonts:
    • Default font - Cantarell
    • Window title font - Cantarell Bold
  • Shell - Arrangement of buttons on the titlebar - All
  • GTK+ theme - Adwaita (default)

4) Remove overlay scrollbars
$ sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0
5) Fix Alt+F2
  • Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System, remapping Alt+F2 to Show the run command prompt.

6) Disable Global Menu
$ sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt
7) Change LightDM background via LightDM Manager
  • Download LightDM Manager from here.
  • Install dependencies (not sure why we need to do this manually on 11.10)
  • Install LightDM Manager
    $ sudo apt-get install python-launchpad-integration gtk2-engines-pixbuf
    $ sudo dpkg -i simple-lightdm-manager_0.2-public7_all.deb
8) Fix on Conky script to make it work with GNOME Shell (credit to sgaap)
    own_window_class Conky
    own_window yes
    own_window_type conky
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ubuntu sex command at man page...

LOL!!! nice joke of the day.

sex man page



oneiric (6) sex.6fun.gz
Provided by: funny-manpages_1.3-5_all

NAME
sex -- have sex

SYNOPSIS
sex [options] ... [username] ...

DESCRIPTION
sex allows the invoker to have sex with the user(s) specified in the
command line. If no users are specified, they are taken from the
LOVERS environment variable. Options to make things more interesting
are as follows:

-1 masturbate

-a external stimulus (aphrodisiac) option

-b buggery

-B animal
bestiality with animal

-c chocolate sauce option

-C chaining option (cuffs included) (see also -m -s -W)

-d file
get a date with the features described in file

-e exhibitionism (image sent to all machines on the net)

-f foreplay option

-F nasal sex with plants

-i coitus interruptus (messy!)

-j jacuzzi option (California sites only)

-l leather option

-m masochism (see -s)

and the list goes on...

Monday, October 3, 2011

GNOME Shell, it's not as bad as it seems to be...

There's so much discussions going on regarding GNOME Shell and Unity. People talked as if the world is going to end soon (okay, I'm a little bit exaggerate here :)). I had this kind of impression after read too much negative posts / comments related to the DEs. Agreed on Unity, after tested it for sometimes, I got to admit that I myself hate it as well.

But GNOME Shell, is a different story, after play it for a while (OpenSuse LiveCD) I found out that it's quite nice. Things like "super key + type app name + enter" and dynamic desktop switcher (predefined number of desktops are not required) was kinda cool. It might feel odd at the beginning when my working and activities (I believe that's how they defined it) mode are separated into two (no launchers or list of applications visible on your desktop unless if you're in the activities mode). But after sometimes, I got used to it. It'll be great if I can interact with objects using keyboard in "Activities" mode. As of now (at the time of writing this post), things like opening apps or selecting existing windows can only be done via mouse clicking.

Of course I still love my current desktop with GNOME 2 (Shell is the core user interface of the GNOME desktop environment starting with version 3). It'll be great if I can customize GNOME Shell to look like my current desktop. It is possible to customize GNOME Shell (via gnome-tweak-tool) but only to certain extend. Things that I'll miss a lot from GNOME 2 are effects from Compiz (since GNOME shell is using Mutter for window compositing and won't work with Compiz), especially desktop cube. It's kind of an unofficial trademark that when others saw the desktop with cube, they knew it's Linux (or at least the idea is from Linux when they saw it on Windows).

I hate the idea of sharing the same interface into multiple devices as well. That seems to be the direction taken by tech companies (MS included) nowadays. Luckily for Linux users, we can change our DE to our liking (or at least the best to our liking). That's the beauty of it, and that's one of the main reason I've learned basic Linux (apart from freeing myself from virus, malware, crapware etc). Yes, I know there's no such thing as secure OS, but at least my mind is at peace when using it.