1024×768 Desktop

Lots of people customize their desktops. Many don’t, but I do.. a little. Here’s mine: I actually had to remove the Time Tracker (Hamster) applet to scale my 1280×1024 desktop down to 1024, but I think that was all. And I only just decided to try moving the Tomboy and Deskbar applets over to the… Continue reading 1024×768 Desktop

WordPress 2.7

I just upgraded from 2.6.3 (using my “wp-upgrade” script), and It’s fantastic! Go watch a video about the biggest features. It even includes an “automatic upgrade!!” This pretty much deprecates my script, unless you want to maintain snapshots of each version. (I’m not sure if anyone other than me was using it to begin with…… Continue reading WordPress 2.7

File List Applet – GNOME Panel Applet

This is kind of a proof of concept I’ve been playing with. The idea is that finding a file within a folder is often easier by type, and you are often only interested in the most recently modified file. The problem with a file manager is that although you can easily sort by either type… Continue reading File List Applet – GNOME Panel Applet

Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and Tablets

I just had to mention this: The latest version of Ubuntu finally supports input hotplugging. What this means is that you can plug in your tablet at any point and start taking advantage of its pressure sensitivity, etc. Previously, it would only work correctly if Ubuntu (the X server part of it) started with the… Continue reading Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and Tablets

open-with for the command-line

Update 2008/11/18: Use xargs 😛 Here’s a bash script that you can pipe output into and tell it to run a specific program with the output as arguments. I’ve named it open-with and placed it in my personal script directory: /home/steve/bin/. Look within the script at a couple of the examples for how to use… Continue reading open-with for the command-line

Jump-to-Playing Rhythmbox Plugin TODO

I haven’t looked at the plugin for a while, but I’ve been meaning to reproduce my “todo” list for it that I wrote on the rb-dev list a while back. the gconf keys in gconf-editor say they have no schema. The main plugins’ keys have a schema and don’t give a warning. Definitely not serious,… Continue reading Jump-to-Playing Rhythmbox Plugin TODO


Ubuntu Hardy Heron is out! [ Features | Download ] If I disappear for a while, something probably didn’t go smoothly. I almost expect a problem with my wireless drivers… :/ *click* Update: As I anticipated, my desktop had (and is still having) some troubles with the wireless. I’m currently able to connect to the… Continue reading Upgrading

Rhythmbox Plugin: Jump to Playing 0.2

I’ve updated the Jump-to-Playing plugin for Rhythmbox. The latest version is now 0.2, and it’s a large improvement. Many thanks to Dan Mihai Ile for his work on the configure dialog and the gconf functionality! I’ve been really busy recently, and without his efforts, I wouldn’t have gotten around to working on this. Screenshots Changes… Continue reading Rhythmbox Plugin: Jump to Playing 0.2