Gimp Scripts

As an addendum to something I posted several years ago related to some useful Gimp scripts, here are updated links to the same scripts as well as the addition of G’MIC: GimpHelp.org – Hover over the Scripts link and click on the Bundle Download. FxFoundry – Download the latest from the Gimp FxFoundry. G’MIC – With extra…


Cost of Housing – A Short Survey

I am in the process of analyzing and evaluating my current housing-cost situation and am curious to know what other people pay for monthly housing in relation to the gross income in the household.  I have put together a short survey, which is completely anonymous.  I will be happy to share the data once enough people…


OpenSource Enthusiasts Need a Better Clipboard Tool

Dear LazyWeb, From time to time, I am required to use third party tools in my job where I may have to copy a bunch of information (separate fields of data) and paste them one at a time into a web form.  Years ago, while working at a small web design firm, I was introduced…


Adding exFat Filesystem Support to Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04 or Newer

[EDIT] The exfat source is now located on a different server; follow the instructions located here for installation: https://github.com/relan/exfat If you’re like me, you store a lot of files that you use on a daily basis on a USB flash drive.  I’ve been making due with a 16 GB flash drive for some time now,…


For The Love Of………. ASCII Fish???

“Asciiquarium is an aquarium/sea animation in ASCII art.” Being a lover of ASCII art, I was quite thrilled to have stumbled upon this wonderful little program (Asciiquarium) back in 2006/2007 or so.  At the time, after performing a very custom Gentoo build with a KDE front-end, I discovered that Asciiquarium was built into the system…


Using Screen & DVTM

Many have already written about using Screen / DVTM so I won’t try to duplicate too much here.  This article is mostly for my own use and reference, and perhaps it may benefit you as well. Ever since it first became available, I’ve been a huge fan of the Terminator terminal emulator, developed by Chris…


Bulk Rename File Extensions Recursively

Much of the information on the Web that I found related to bulk renaming files did not work recursively for me; most of it seemed to only rename files within the current working directory.  As I am in the process of redesigning a rather large website and will be implementing the new site in PHP,…


Open Terminal, Execute a Command, and Keep Terminal Open

A while back, someone asked me if I knew of a way to launch a terminal session from the Gnome panel, execute a command, and keep the terminal open.  The example that I will use is launching the nmap help feature.  Surely there are multiple ways to do this.  Of course you could always put…


The Organic-Produce-Version of Star Wars

Store Wars is a film that I first ran across several years ago on the Atom Films website. This fun little Star Wars parody recently reared it’s head again for me on the Open Source Movies website; it is well done and is worth watching if you have not yet seen it. http://www.archive.org/details/StoreWars Speaking of…


Comments Were Broken But Now Fixed, I Think…

Sorry if you have left a comment on this blog only to find that it never made it through moderation.  In an effort to stop receiving automated spam, I’ve been using reCaptcha for some time now.  Apparently it has not been working properly because comments have not been coming through (thanks Brooke for bringing this…