Category: Linux

Howto: Convert NRG Files to ISO Files

Howto: Convert NRG Files to ISO Files

I recently got a couple fo CD images from a friend in the NRG format, and wanted to burn them to a couple of CD-R’s. Here’s the process I used to do this:

Then just use k3b, gnomebaker, or your favorite CD Burning software to burn the ISO.

Jon

HowTo:  Use Find on Linux to Execute Commands Recursively

HowTo: Use Find on Linux to Execute Commands Recursively

I just used the best music player on the planet to organize my music really nicely. It organized them by filetype, first letter of artist, artist, and album. The problem was, it left some dangling folders that I wanted to delete so my library looked clean on the filesystem. So I decided to use a little bit of linux command line fun to get the folders removed.

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HowTo Restore Grub Boot Password In Ubuntu Dapper

HowTo Restore Grub Boot Password In Ubuntu Dapper

A cardinal rule with computer security is that if you have physical access to a computer, you can pretty much do whatever your heart desires to it. Luckily, this includes removing the grub password from a linux box so that you can restore the root password…

Your best course of action in doing this is to download a bootable linux cd. The one that I tested this with is a worthwhile download even if you’re just reading this for fun.

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Sweet Stuff With Facebook

Sweet Stuff With Facebook

I was checking out my Facebook account today and noticed that they have a new thing called Notes.  It seems like you can import your posts from your personal blog right into Facebook.  Better yet was the fact that it was painless to do.  All that I did was enter the address of this blog, and Facebook went out and grabbed my feed and imported all of the posts as Facebook Notes!  Way to go again Facebook for doing some innovative stuff.

Jon Howe

Use AIM on the Command Line

Use AIM on the Command Line

I get bored a lot. There are up sides to this and down sides to this. For some reason I decided that I wanted to find a command llne (CLI) AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) client. I found one that works great called BSFlite.

You an see an image of what it looks like at their site Here.

There aren’t any binaries for Debian or Fedora, but compiling from source was easy. Just “make” it and then copy the compiled binary to a directory like “/usr/local/bin”.

Give It a shot!

Jon Howe

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