Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Commons Prosperity by Sharing Commons Blog

The Commons Prosperity by Sharing30. Oktober 2010 — Silke Helfrich

Our report „Gemeing├╝ter Wohlstand durch Teilen“ does now exist in English. It’s a short introduction into Commons as a concept and a practice.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

From the ProBlogger Job Board - Android Blogger $$

Hey Android fans... I saw this, some of you FLOSS pals might want to check it out, use the link at the bottom for the full details.. 

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Print to PDF, and some sniggles

Since my last Linux Mint 9 Update / Tweak, I've tackled some more of the sniggly things that I have with Linux Mint. Some of these things may have been related. Such as, I wasn't happy with the Ubuntu Logo showing up in my Menu. This might have be due to the Airplane Theme that I picked out, I don't know, but I wouldn't be surprised. But I don't like the default Mint Slab Menu system. I prefer the Gnome Menu. But neither the Mint Logo nor the "Gnome Foot" were on display, but rather the Ubuntu Logo. I do like Ubuntu, as Mint is built from it, but I'm not using it. As I don't know if there is a better way to do this fix/hack, but I searched out all of the start-here.svg files and replaced them with the icon of my choice. I had to do some resizing of the image, and use ROOT permissions, etc. It's a pain to search out for them, and replace them all. I don't know if I'll do it again.

The other thing, was that my PDF files were going into my main HOME folder. - I don't want that, I want to put them into my PDF folder, this is something that should be taken care of in the Cups PDF printer config, IMHO, so people don't have to hack it via the terminal, not a hard thing to do for me, but maybe not so easy for others. I think that the whole point of a GUI based Desktop is to be able to perform your tasks from within the GUI framework as much and as often as possible. But here I start to run amok and ramble.

Output files are stored in your home directory under /PDF subdirectory.
To change the default location of the PDF output
From a Terminal window you want to edit the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file

sudo gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf

look for
and change to:
Out ${HOME}/my_print_to_pdf_folder

I don't know why this does the trick, but it does. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How do I buy a custom domain through Blogger? - Blogger Help

How do I buy a custom domain through Blogger? - Blogger Help

Seems fairly simple, so I decided to give it a try. - The downside, that I've not really given any effort, at this moment, to getting around is if you have a PDF or something else to upload that's not a standard item in the editor.

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Installing Linux - Linux Tips For New Users

- I posted an article over on check it out, let me know what you think. :)

About 4 years ago, I was fed up with Microsoft, and had known about Linux, heard that it wasn't that easy install and use, but I figured I'd give it a go anyway. It's not hard at all, that might have been 10 or 12 years ago. In any case, once I found Ubuntu, one of the most popular and easiest to use Distros (versions) I had found MY Linux. And it wasn't hard to install or use. AND It's even more easy to get going today then it was 4 years ago.

Issues with Linux Mint (or Debian Linux) and Xsane

#notetoself So, today, I was playing around with a new PC setup. And of course there was an issue with the HP Scanner. - I generally use Xsa...