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Scared of a website or file? Check it out

So a lot of people worry about if going to a website is going to give them malware, spyware or virus’s. Well worry no more Google has a new site called Virus Total. VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of …

Windows maintenance toolkit

Over the years I have mainly worked fixing people’s virus laden computers.  The main tools of the trade very from person to person. for me over a decade of experience has shown that the following tools when used right take care of 85% of the malware based issues, 1) MalwareBytes AntiMalware 2) Avast Antivirus (Free …

OBS Studio on Fedora 22

The Linux version of obs-studio is still under development and contains many bugs, but if you’re feeling like you absolutely have to have this wonderful piece of software, you can install it through Tech-3’s Fedora repository.There are two requirements that must be met first.Both ffmpeg and x264 are available through the rpmfusion-free repository, so it’s …

Steam using Fedora 22 on Vulcan

To get steam to work I needed to install the following libs sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

Project Hermes – Open source Carputer – The Basics

Project Hermes Features, Working: Local Music playback Wifi GPS To be worked on: FM Radio receiver Built in 2 channel audio amplifier Current Components 7″ touchscreen Double Din rail case v1 5v dc-dc voltage regulator Raspberry pi 2b 16 GB Micro SD card OS: Raspbian with a modified CarPC UI by Andrei Istodorescu

CMP – Central Music Playback System using MPD

Using MPD/MPC for Radio Paradise morning wakeups Install mpd and mpc sudo apt-get install mpd mpc By default MPD looks for music files in the folder /var/lib/mpd/music playlist files are stored in the folder /var/lib/mpd/playlists Add radio paradise playlist Add the following lines to the file  /var/lib/mpd/playlists/rp.m3uIf the file does not exist then create it. http://stream-tx3.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128http://stream-tx4.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128http://stream-eu1.radioparadise.com:80/aac-128 Start script …

Brainy BASHrcing

Some useful additions to .bashrc # Fri 22 Feb 2013 07:55:16 AM EST # aliases flint cannot live without alias ld=’ls -alt | grep $(date +%F)’ # list todays filesalias ly=’ls -alt | grep $(date –date=yesterday +%F)’ # list yesterdays filesalias dq=’du -h –max-depth=1′ # disk usagealias sc=’egrep -v “^[[:space:]]*(#.*)?$”‘ # sans commentalias ldir=’ls -d …

Bash / Zenity — Percentage based progress in bash with a zenity output

A recent project i was looking at (not the ZCP one) required me to figure out how to do percentage based updates to zenity I have boiled it down to a “one liner” code example x=0;y=14;z=0; while [[ z -lt 100 ]]; do z=$(( $x*100/$y )); x=$(( x+1 ));echo $z 1>&2; echo $z; sleep 1s …

ZCP — Zenity Copy program

#!/bin/bash # Zenity based graphical Progress bar for the cp command # currently only works for a single file # bugs, Using the dialog kill command kills ALL instances of “cp” not just the active one # Developed by CPYarger <cpyarger@gmail.com> # Released under GPLv3 trap “killall cp” SIGINT SIGTERM EXIT #stops the “cp” command …

Hackintosh Experiences- An update.

It seems that my largest issue was that my graphics card was not supported OOB. by installing the Nvidis “web update” Drivers I was able to get the system mostly working.