Tab button in GIMP

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I just realised that in the GIMP you can press Tab to toggle hide/show the two windows showing layers, tools and so on. Wow! Am I the only person who didn’t know this?! Surely this wins any argument with someone complaining that the GIMP feels more complicated than Adobe Photoshop because it has 3 windows.

Renaming USB Devices in Linux

Sometimes you want to change the name of a USB device, for example because it has no name or because it has a new purpose. I usually give my USB flash drives my own name so that if I lose them, people will know who to return them to.

Modern desktop environments make it easy to rename your device by simply clicking it and selecting ‘rename’ from the context menu. However, sometimes you might want to do this from the command line 😎 perhaps because you have no desktop environment, or your desktop environment does not allow you to easily rename your device, or because you feel you could do it faster this way. Continue reading

Post A Week 2012

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So, what’s going to be different about your blog this year?
The Daily Post

This year I’m going to write something on this blog at least once a week! Last year I wrote a mere 13 posts, an average of just over one a month. During that time a lot of my effort was also focused on moving my blog over from Blogger and on various projects. This year I want to write more, so I’ve put the Post A Week 2012 badge on my site to remind myself and other people. If you’d like to participate too, go get yourself a badge from The Daily Post, let’s see if we can do this!

Namibian Mobile Broadband Settings in Linux

I originally posted this as a Note in the Linux Namibia Facebook group when I still had a Facebook account but I’ve decided to cross-post it here because not everyone uses Facebook and because I still see people having trouble with this. After a few lessons in XML in my Internet Technology course, I contacted local networks and with the cooperation of network staff, I was able to add a little code so that the recent (10 August 2011) update to the mobile-broadband-provider-info package in Ubuntu adds support for Namibian providers MTC, Leo and Telecom. Namibians often seem to have trouble using their cellphones or dongles to get connected on Linux, and the network staff, being unfamiliar with Linux, usually aren’t much help either. This should solve that.
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Facebook: Backup & Delete

It’s a new year, it’s my birthday, it’s time to start on a fresh page, and for me that’s not going to be a Facebook page. After last year reading The Silent Number’s blog post about deleting your Facebook account on your birthday I decided that’s exactly what I would do.

His post gives you a lot of reasons to delete your account as well as detailed information on how to go about it. It also talks about how to do it in such a way as to make a big impact, hopefully convincing some of your friends to join you on the way out. The main things you need to know are:

  1. Go to your Facebook account settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom of the page
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Civilian ft. sinisterstuf — Venom

My brother (Civilian) and I recently recorded this rap song, Venom, which you can listen to on soundcloud. We also made a music video which you can watch below or on youtube. This is the first song + music video we’ve released to the public and we’re trying to promote it as much as possible, I hope you enjoy it and will support us in this!

You can download the music video in MP4 format ➡Venom (Music Video) and the audio track in OGG format ➡Venom (Audio Track). Both downloads are available for free!

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