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Lorem ipsum alternatives
Bored with the same old lorem ipsum text? There are lots of fun alternatives available online.
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Creating lined writing paper using GLE
Looking for a way to create lined paper templates programmatically I discovered Graphics Language Editor (GLE). This short tutorial explains some basics of GLE and how you can use it to produce your own templates. Lined paper output samples are provided, for download, in PDF format for the A4 paper size. All packages used are available in Debian Wheezy.
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An efficient way to rip CDs
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Discovering your Debian version
I have been a Debian user for more than 15 years but I only discovered today that there is a simple way to ascertain which version you are currently running
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Audible alerts without visual confirmation
Devices emitting audible alerts without accompanying visual confirmation should be considered as crimes against humanity
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New Xiph video
The second in a series of videos from Xiph.org, the makers of Vorbis Tools, explaining and demonstrating audio sampling, quantization and bit-depth using both analogue and digital equipment.
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My favourite software package names
FOSS projects often have fun names for their packages as they have a different set of marketing considerations compared to commercial software. This is a list of some of my favourite names.
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A tasty snack
Eating out in a VW T25 campervan.
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My kingdom for a transponder
Getting a replacement key was easy, throwing away one of the important bits was easy too.
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Import Open Symbols into Inkscape
Making use of freely available symbols from the likes of Font Awesome and Google's Material Design in Inkscape used to be a time consuming process of editing the SVG fonts. Not any more...
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