Category: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Fluxbuntu, Nubuntu, Geubuntu

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…


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…


Dark Themes for OpenBox

Funny how time seems to just fly by.  Below is a list of themes for OpenBox that I created nearly a year ago and I’ve been meaning to post them on Box-Look.org all this time.  The one called “Studio-2” is the theme that I primarily use on a daily basis, and “Sage” comes in as…


Image Downloader v.2 – Download Linked Images Quickly and Easily From a Webpage

A request has been made to make a more simplified version of the imageDownloader.  This has prompted the release of imageDownloader-v.2. Version 1: Version 1 provided various options: (1) print a list of hyperlinks contained within a web page and dump them into a text file; (2) download images that a web page is linking…


Script for Downloading Images and Links From a Web Page

There are occasions when an individual might wish to download any or all of the images that may be linked from a web page, such as when there is a thumbnail image that is linked to a larger version of the same image (view an example of one such page).  Perhaps too, an individual might…


Installing Amazon’s MP3 Downloader on Ubuntu 10.04 and Debian Squeeze

Because Amazon.com sells music that is DRM-free, and because they offer such a large variety of music, it’s no wonder their music service appeals to so many.  Another thing that might draw people in is that their MP3 Downloader software is not only available for Windows users, but also for Mac and Linux users.  Often…


Making Life Easier With Scripts For Nautilus

In my previous post, I talked about how you can use Nautilus and the nautilus-image-converter as tools for resizing and rotating your images.  Although PCManFM is my preferred file manager, and I often use Thunar if I am bulk renaming files, I keep coming back to Nautilus for file management, network file browsing, image resizing/rotation,…