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Sabayon Linux

Sabayon Linux seems like an interesting distribution to try some day. Maybe.

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Command line mistakes

Here's a nice post by Vivek Gite about ten of his biggest command line mistakes. The comments are good too.

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Linux OCR with Tesseract

I'm scanning old Flor y Fauna news letters for my Dutch Hardwood Investment Wiki. I need to do this because most of these newsletters, although produced digitally, are available in the Sicirec archive only in paper form. The only graphical item these news-letters sport is a simple graphical header, so I want to convert the scans to text and put the text in a wiki article for each newsletter; I don't want to upload dozens of image-heavy PDFs just to show the original (crappy) layout. Read More »

Matriux, a penetration testing and security analysis LiveCD

Matriux is a fully featured security distribution consisting of a bunch of powerful, open source and free tools that can be used for various purposes including, but not limited to, penetration testing, ethical hacking, system and network administration, cyber forensics investigations, security testing, vulnerability analysis, and much more. Read More »

HP LaserJet 6P under Ubuntu

Because Arnold Pilon is migrating his workplace to Apple, I could get his old PC and peripherals for free. Among its peripherals was an old HP LaserJet 6P, still perfectly working. Read More »

My custom Linux environment

On every machine that I install, I need a custom environment. At the very basic, I need screen and bash customizations. I will attempt to keep this blog post up-to-date with my most recent config. Read More »

Dumping a bunch of MP3s as WAV files

I just used the following command for converting a directory with a bunch of MP3s to WAV. Does someone know a command that is shorter? I find mine a bit convoluted to say the least. Read More »

XTerm configuration

I just created a gist for my XTerm configuration (separated from the rest of my X resources). Here's a snapshot of the current version: Read More »

winepath

I have all these little scripts in my $HOME/bin directory to ease the execution of Windows programs. For instance, I don't like to type the full path to Excel Viewer every time when I need to view an Excel sheet in Linux: Read More »

Native execution of Windows programs on Linux

When I installed this laptop last year, I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of vanilla Wine (and Gentoo's default Wine configuration). At that time, my only memory of Wine was that getting anything useful to work took work and that your best bet to get anything working was to install CrossOver Office. Things change and in the meantime Wine has even come to version 1.0. Read More »