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    • Remember the Milk with Launchy


      1. Open the rtm.bat file in your favorite text editor.

      5. On the third line, replace username:password with your Twitter username and password and save the file.*
      7. Now set up RTM to work with Twitter here (remember to add 'rtm' as a friend in Twitter.

      Any time you want to add an item to RTM on-the-fly, just invoke Launchy, type rtm, hit Tab, and then type the task you want to add. See the command list here for how you can get specific with RTM syntax.

  • Being able to append text to a plain text file on-the-fly with Quicksilver gets me through my day, and now you can do the same with Launchy. Appending text to a file doesn't require Twitter (ahh....), but it does use another batch file. This method comes from the Making the Ordinary weblog, and I've included it in the download above. To use it, you need to have a place you want to capture a list in text. The default in the add.bat file is C:\todo\todo.txt. If you want to keep your list elsewhere, just change the first (and only) line of the batch file to match the path to your file.


    Whenever you want to add a line to your text file, type add, hit Tab, and type your to-do. When you hit enter, the text will automagically be appended to your todo.txt file.

    • Getting the cube


      Firstly, enable the following plugins (by checking the box next to them): 

      • Desktop Cube - to actually use it, we might have to disable some other plugins (just follow the popup)
      • Rotate Cube - that is necessary to spin the cube
      • Viewport Switcher (optional) - if you want to change desktops with the mousewheel
      • Cube Caps (optional) - lets you use an images on top and bottom of the cube
      Secondly, we have to increase the number of the virtual desktops to 4 
      at General Options → Desktop Size → Horizontal Virtual Size 
      (the other two options have to be left at 1 - it should look like this then)  

      Now we can switch desktops via [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Left]/[Right] and spin the cube via [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Left Mousebutton] (or via middle-click on the desktop).


      Configuring the Cube


      • Set the cube (semi-)transparent 
        Set Desktop Cube → Transparent Cube → Opacity During Rotation to 85.0000 (or what suits you best)
        • Additionally you might want to disable Lighing in General Options → Display Settings
      • Cange the cube's color 
        Cube Caps → Appearance → Cube Top/Bottom Color - choose a color for each option, that fits best to your wallpaper
      • Cube on a glossy plane 
        Enable the Cube Reflection plugin
      • Show the cube's engine 
        Enable the Cube Gears plugin


      Getting windows to wobble


      • First of all you obviously have to enable Wobbly Windows
      • Then, if you want your panel menu to be wobbly as well, choose Shiver in Wobbly Windows → General → Map Effect
      • And you might want to disable Wobbly Windows → General → Snap Inverted to prevent windows from adhering to screen edges.


      Bind useful plugins to screen corners


      • Display active windows at once when moving the mouse pointer to the top right corner of the screen 
        Double-click Scale → Actions → General → Initiate Window Picker For All Windows and choose TopRight
      • Display all virtual desktop when moving the mouse pointer to the top left corner of the screen 
        Double-click Expo → Actions → Bindings → Expo and choose TopLeft

      Tips & Tricks for Scale and Expo


      • If you enable the Scale Addons and Scale Window Title Filter plugins, it enhances your Scale mode:
        • Right-clicking a window lets you have a look at the application
        • You can close a window via [Middle Mouseclick]
        • And if you are looking for a certain application, just type the first letters of the window title
      • While in Expo mode
        • You can change the desktop by right-clicking on a different one
        • And you can even drag the windows from one desktop to another

  • Ok For All you that have the problem of a touchpad where you have no options to turn them on and off, heres what i did to solve my problem and it works. but youll need to take a few steps to get it to work so i hope you dont mind lol.
     Step 1:
     Ok first off you need to edit your Xorg File and add the following line of code to it to allow you to turn your touchpad on and off.
    #Before Section "InputDevice" 	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad" 	Driver		"synaptics" 	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true" 	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux" 	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev" 	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0" EndSection
    #After Section "InputDevice" 	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad" 	Driver		"synaptics" 	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true" 	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux" 	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev" 	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0" 	Option      	"SHMConfig" 		"on" EndSection
    you need to create 2 bash scripts.. one to turn the touchpad on, and one to turn it on..
     so this would be the start of it
     Step 2
     Name This File tpoff
    #!/bin/bash #  synclient touchpadoff=1
    And this file tpon
    #!/bin/bash #  synclient touchpadoff=0
    These will be your on and off switches
     Step 3
     when you are done both, chmod both to 777 and move both to /usr/local/bin/
    sudo chmod 777 tpon tpoff sudo mv tpon /usr/local/bin/ sudo mv tpoff /usr/local/bin/
    onces thats done.. you will need to edit your sudoers files to allow you to exe both scripts without a password.
     Step 4
     so use the following command
    sudo visudo
    and add these 2 lines
    {user}   ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/tpoff  {user}   ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/tpon
    where {user} is your user name
     then save.
     Step 5
     Next install the following 2 programs
    sudo apt-get install xbindkeys
    and xbindkeys-config, the GUI for xbindkeys
    sudo apt-get install xbindkeys-config
    once installed start both application
    Step 6
     then go ahead and edit your file to the shortcuts you want to exe the script with. then for the action, set it to /usr/local/bin/ (the name of the script)
     The way i set mine up is as follows, under Edit:
     Name: Touchpad Off
     Key: Control + F5 | m:0x4 + c:71
     Action: /usr/local/bin/tpoff
     Thats it for turning it off.
     then at the bottom, hit New and enter the following
     Name: Touchpad On
     Key: Control + F6 | m:0x4 + c:72
     Action: /usr/local/bin/tpon
     then click apply & save & exit
     Now that that is done we have to restart the xbindkeys.
    Now go try it out and have some fun.. your touchpad problems are now solved
     If there are any suggestions or anything please feel free to post it. My next revision is to make it with jsut one key and one script. but since this is my first howto... go easy on me
     For all those who are sick of the touchpad always messed up for work.. your welcome
     Ok Above Was The Previous Version. I want to point out that i did change the previous howto to include step numbers. those will be seen below .
     Follow These Steps.. any wth a * refer to the ones above has they have not changed:
     *Step 1
     Step 2
     Download the file i have attached below and upack it to /usr/local/bin/
     ones unzipped, you will have to chmod it to 777.
    chmod 777 /usr/local/bin/
    Step 3
     Edit the sudoers file (like above).. but change the 2 lines you need to insert to jsut this line:
    {user}     ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/
    Step 4
     refer to *Step 5
     Step 5
     Now Here Is Where The Real Update Is. Instead of having to remember 2 key combos to turn it on and off... this script i made will use only one key combo and do both functions life jsut got easier.
     The way i set mine up is as follows, under Edit:
     Name: Touchpad Control
     Key: Control + F5 | m:0x4 + c:71
     Action: /usr/local/bin/
     Step 6
     Restart xbindkeys and your set to go ENJOY EVERYONE!

  • I've reloaded my D630 about 5 times trying to fix the wireless and the compiz blacklist issue. I found this little trick with compiz, which has worked like a charm for me, at least for the last few weeks...
     there is a line in /usr/bin/compiz
     #T="$T 8086:2972" # i965 (x3000)
     this line is basically the blacklist command for the Intel 965 cards. Uncomment this line and hopefully compiz works for you like it works for me. There was one other change I had to make in order for the composting to work, unfortunately I can't remember what it was.... It'll come to me and I'll post it here again.
     This should get you started!
     Here is a screenshot of my Desktop, you can see that compiz is working, my terminal window is see-through, I have AWN working and the Panel at the top is tranparent.
  • Now I remember... After I got compiz working, I had issues playing videos and my terminal window would not go transparent... It has to do with window composting not being enabled. To fix this problem you need to add the following to your xorg.conf
        sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf   
    Paste the following into the bottom of the xorg.conf file, save and reboot.
        Section "Extensions"
      Option "Composite" "enable"

  • Actually, I'd go to BooksOnBoard, purchase the MS Reader edition for $9.99, remove the DRM, convert to LRF and read and enjoy my DRM free version.

  • can confirm that what jkyamog suggests is working with my setup.


    Ubuntu 7.10 with ATI x1400 and ATI 7.12 drivers. (Dell Inspiron 6400)






    in /etc/default/acpi-support works for me.


    My computer suspended like it should but resuming gave me a black
     screen. Now it works.

    So is there a way to say leave your 505 reader in the computer overnight, then when you get it in the morning it has the latest news?
     Like everytime you hook it up to the PC it syncs that days news?
    web2lrf bbc -o news.lrf prs500 cp news.lrf prs500:/Data/media/books
    Just run that script using your OSes scheduling capabilities



    View volume1 as a share, or folders outside of volume1 via Samba

    > vi /usr/syno/etc/smb.conf > /usr/syno/etc/rc.d/ restart

  • Now! This is my real purpose of this review which I am so happy and eager to share it with all of you folks out there : 
    For those of you who aren't familiar or don't know what the Comply foam tips are. They are super-soft foam tips which all Westone UM (universal model) earphones uses for their standard ear tips. They have 2 colors - peach and gray, come in 3 sizes - long(called standard),short and slim.  
    These tips, so far and by far, are the most expensive replacement tips, cost over $3 a pair, if you're serious about them and want to buy them, then I would recommend you go to, they have the best price for Comply tips, and they also have very good price on all products they carry. 
    The standard yellow foam tips from Shure are fine, so are grey foam tips from UE, but these can not compare to the comply tips in comfortwise. They are very soft and very comfortable to wear.  
    Some people have issue of how to clean them, for me I just use that hand-sanatizer to clean them after each time I finish using them, by just lightly rub the tips with just a little bit of hand-sanitizer with your finger. Well, my girlfriend worry that it might not be safe for me to do that, but I've been doing (cleaning) all of tips that way for over 1 1/2 year, and I havn't turned deaf or losing any hearing or hurt my ears in anyway yet. 
    Ok, You need to remove the tube from the foam tip first, It's, in fact, quite easy to do, esp. after a few tries, just make sure that you are very careful and gentle while removing the tube, and make sure you don't tear or rip the whole tip by doing too harsh or too quick. I used the sharp pointed cutter or knife, first scrape off a bit at the base of the tube, then gently pull the foam out a little at a time until I get the whole tube out, make sure that you don't take out too much foam out while you removing the tube too. 
    And then after the tubes are remove, then carefully and gently insert them onto UE's nozzle. UE's nozzles is about more than twice the size of all Shure and Westone earphones (except the old E2), Shure and Westone have the same size of nozzle, so you can use their eartips with both brands. 
    The UE's nozzles will act as the tube that you remove, and the nozzle holds the foam tip very nicely and firmly, you don't have to worry that it will be too loose or come off. 
    If you wear UE straight-forward (left to left, right to right),then the short Comply tips will do the work, but if you like me, wear UE in reverse (left to right, right to left), then you probably have to use the long one, in my case the long ones are too long, so I cut them a litte at the base of the foam after I remove the tube out, after the cut, the size is kind of in the middle of the short and long one! 
    Don't worry about the straight of your cut, they still look very nice on your UE, trust me! 
    I like the new Shure's black foam tips too, but it's basically impossible for me to remove the tube out (the glue is just way too sticky to remove the tube without damaging the foam itself) 
    Why did I put Comply tips on the UE? Well, like I said, I've been used this kind of in-ears (canal) earphones for a year and a half, and I've been using them (ipod & earphones) daily, and at least 6 hours everyday. I take them wherever I go. And until this few month, I had been using the silicone tips for both Shure and UE earphones I have, and somehow it started to hurt my ears a little or sometimes quite a lot. By the way, I play my music at very decent volume (I like to keep my hearing with me until I go 6 feet under).

  • This article is super helpful - thanks. I noticed a couple of issues in implementing the Amazon system.


    First, I’m Windows XP and I had to install Soap4r from the zip file ( NOT from the Gem. The Gem seems to install itself in a load order that doesn’t work. Also, you have to install http-client FIRST (gem is ok) before installing Soap4r manually. Manual install was super smooth - but you might want to make sure you have a Windows version of Gnu Win util’s “chmod.exe” just to avoid error messages (don’t think it does much for us).


    After solving that little issue, there seems to have been some changes to Amazon WS since you wrote the article.. Here’s the code that I ended up writing to put in AWSECommerceServiceClient.rb (around line 30). Basically, you refer to “.Item” and now should be “.item” and you refer to “.ASIN” which is now “.aSIN”. Also “.ItemAttributes” => “.itemAttributes” and “.Title” => “.title”


    This code works with latest Soap4r


    aws_key = ‘[your aws developer key here]’
     itemLookupRequest =”", “”, “”, “”, “”, “”, “”, [”B00005JLXH”], [], “”, “”, “”, “”)
     body =”", aws_key, “”, “”, “”, “”, “”, [itemLookupRequest])


    itemLookupResponse = obj.itemLookup(body)


    itemLookupResponse.items.each do |item|
      item.item.each do |innerItem|
      puts “ASIN: #{innerItem.aSIN}”
      puts “Title: #{innerItem.itemAttributes.title}”

  • Emacs is an amazing piece of software, but it's also hellishly ugly by default.

  • sudo apt-get build-dep linux-source-2.6.22 apt-get source linux-source-2.6.22
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