Using Pidgin to access Google Talk behind a Proxy requiring Authentication

There are many posts referring to accessing Google Talk from Pidgin, though I had some trouble accessing it from behind a proxy in addition to that. After finally getting it working, here is what I had to do. Continue Reading »

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Linux
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App of the week: GnuCash

Having recently been admonished by listening to some messages by Andy Stanley to pay closer attention to my personal finances, and my expenses in particualar, I thought I should give GnuCash a try. (Andy actually mentions Quicken, but I had come across GnuCash before, and I will try anything that’s free first). Anyway, I am highly impressed with GnuCash. It definitely beats trying to track expenses on a spreadsheet. Continue Reading »

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App of the week: Greenshot

From time to time, you probably need to make screenshots to put into a mail or document, sometimes to explain a problem, or possibly for documentation purposes. Most times, you don’t want to generate a screenshot of the entire screen, but just a portion of a window.

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Bitmap font tileset with Ruby and Imagemagick

My latest undertaking is writing mobile apps with Java ME. A problem I bumped into was creating tiles for bitmap fonts to use for displaying text in an application, in lieu of the Graphics.drawString() method, which may not always produce the most suitable output. Here I show you how you can use a Ruby script combined with ImageMagick to create a usable bitmap font tileset for your app.
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Ruby

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Something nice for FL Studio users

When I left Windows, one of the things I left behind was FL Studio. Not that I was an avid user of FL Studio. Nor did I manage to create anything nice with it. But I paid money for it, and because they offered free lifetime updates, I thought I would really miss it. Not anymore. Continue Reading »

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Photo manger with movie clip support in Linux

If you were hoping I was going to tell you where or how to get a photo manager for Linux with movie clip support, I have some bad news for you: there is no such thing. But there could be. You can help make it a reality by voting for the following idea: Continue Reading »

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Open Source
Ubuntu

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