My new setup is now stage one complete. This setup consists of 1 Ubuntu PC controlling the left and center screen1 MacMini controlling the right screenSynergy allowing for seamless PC and Keyboard usage between the Ubuntu and Mac boxVirtual Box running on the Ubuntu Box allowing full screen Windows running on the left screen when IRead more about My new computer setup[…]
First make sure ffmpeg is installed If it is not installed type and follow the prompts sudo apt-get install ffmpeg Once ffmpeg is installed you can run the following command on your video file. ffmpeg -i “INPUT_FILE.wmv” -sameq -acodec libmp3lame -ar 22050 -ab 96000 -deinterlace -nr 500 -s 518×288 -aspect 16:9 -r 20 -g 500 -me_rangeRead more about Command snippet: Convert wmv to flv on Ubuntu.[…]
Ever needed to add a package by command line but not been able to remember what its called. start typing your apt-get line sudo apt-get install mysql once you have typed as much as you know, push tab twice. This will give a list of all the packages available. Be sure you type as muchRead more about Quick Tip: apt-get[…]
This was something I quickly threw together to randomise a folder of photos. Basically you put all your photos in one folder, it then randomly copies them to an output folder with a new file name. This was used for randomising photos for a photo DVD at a party. Its fine for basic things. IfRead more about Code Snippet: Photo Randomiser[…]
A friend wanted some simple code to count the number of times each email address in a list used the same domain.
At a previous job we started having weird network outages. They would last about 5 minutes and occur at the same time on the same day. People started getting frustrated with the problem not being fixed. The site was large. By the time I got to the network equipment to see what was going on,Read more about User Error: Network outage[…]
At a previous company we wrote all in house software. One day a user calls up and goes off at me over the phone. He starts complaining about how he can’t see the reports for time worked in March. I interrupt him and say, its only February. He says so? I reply “You can’t getRead more about User Error: No the computer does not know the future.[…]
I was going through a new computer setup with a user. I right clicked on the desktop to do something and she saw the word “Properties” appear in the context menu. She said “Oh can you click on properties, I want to see if a house is still for sale”..
A number of people have recently asked me if I have upgraded to the latest Office yet. They all seemed shocked when I say no and you shouldn’t either. If you are looking at spending money on the latest version of Office ask yourself why? Why are you upgrading? Do you think it will makeRead more about Upgrading Office[…]
Quick tip. Ever been away from your PC and really wished that you could view your desktop. You could always do a port forward to VNC on your PC from your router, but you may not have this option. Another option is to tunnel your VNC through a server on the network. ssh -L 5900:INTERNAL_IP:5900Read more about Remote VNC over SSH[…]