Tag Archives : Open Source


QR Code Generator from Zebra Crossing

Need a QR Code for something? If you ever find yourself in need of a QR Code generator, follow the link below to try the Zebra Crossing QR Code generator. The generator has the ability to create codes for Phone Numbers, Detailed Contact Information, URLs and a bunch more. The main project website can be […]

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Things That I Want: blink(1)

What is a blink(1)??? While checking out what channels were available on If This Then That (ifttt.com), a.k.a IFTTT, I decided to look further into the blink(1) connector and see what it was.  The product page can be found at http://thingm.com/products/blink-1.html. For those not familiar, the blink(1) is an rgb LED notifier that can plug […]


Freebie! Crossover Mac and Linux on 2012-10-31

Courtesy of the folks over at CodeWeavers, they are giving away free licenses of their flagship CrossOver application. Unbelievably the licenses they are giving away include a 12 month support entitlement as well. Make sure you check into http://flock.codeweavers.com on October 31st between midnight and 11:59PM (Central Standard Time – GMT -0500) to get your […]

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How-To: Multiboot Fedora 17 and RHEL 6

After doing a bit of digging I hadn’t found any articles around for folks that had had issues with GRUB2 on Fedora 17 with multibooting Fedora and RHEL.  On my laptop I had run Windows 8 and RHEL 6.2 prior to installing F17. After the installation was completed (successfully) I rebooted and went about my […]

How To Multi-boot Fedora 17 and RHEL

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Password Managers 101

While trying to manage what seems like a few hundred passwords covering multitudes of websites, remote systems and client systems, I have tried a wide variety of applications and methods to stay on top. With the unfortunate news about one major site after another suffering password breaches over the past year, the age old advice […]


How-To: Use an SSH Config to Simplify Remote Shell Access

If you happen to have more than one SSH session that you need to use on a regular basis or happen to have various identities one of the easiest ways to manage them is by using a config file.  In this case the file is going to be ~/.ssh/config (you can use /etc/ssh/ssh_config to make […]

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Putting the Boot to USB Keys (Or How to Make Your Flash Drive Bootable and Save the Environment)

While reading the comments to my weekly read of the Distrowatch Weekly, I came across this comment from “serge” from Canada… Pls. try to “boot from USB key” instead of polluting the Earth with CDs :) (by serge on 2012-06-04 12:30:37 GMT from Canada) Hi Jesse: This is NOT a criticism, but just a comment […]


How-To: Add a New Item to GNOME 3′s Open With Menu

After fighting through a painful time in being able to get my Portable version of Sublime Text to be able to open text files via the right click menu I figured that it might be handy to post a quick guide to the future use by the GNOME 3 community. Technically the process isn’t too […]

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Fedora 17 – A Fresh Beefy Miracle Review

While the name can bring to mind any number of images, the latest rendition of Fedora (a.k.a. Beefy Miracle) is now a Beta. Version 17 of the Fedora Core OS brings with it the most recent versions of GNOME 3 (3.4.1 of the gnome-shell with the first round of updates), KDE 4.8, G.I.M.P. 2.8 featuring […]