64 Things Every Geek Should Know If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field.
Command-Line FTP µs Windows You are on the nsftools.com site This is a list of the commands available when using the Microsoft Windows command-line FTP client (requires TCP/IP to be installed). All information is from the Windows NT help files. If you need to use the "raw" FTP commands instead of these interpreted commands (for example, if you're writing your own FTP client), please consult this list instead. Command-line options Cool Tools Lots of ideas for last minute holiday shopping There is still enough time to buy cool tools as gifts and have them arrive before Christmas. Here’s our complete list of gift ideas for 2016.
markdownID: Markdown import for InDesign a Jongware script 04-Jun-2012 With Markdown, the font, style, margin and other stuff all comes later. The Markdown Mindset, Hilton Lipschitz ( If you want to write simple documents using a plain text editor but still want to add basic text formatting, you can use Markdown: John Gruber's formatting system, with which you use short and easy-to-remember codes to mark up your text. Lots of websites and blogs are already using Markdown, so you can enter plain text and still have it formatted the way you want.
.clayo - osmo Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager, address book and notes modules. It was designed to be a small, easy to use and good looking PIM tool to help to manage personal information. In its current state the organizer is quite convenient to use - for example, the user can perform nearly all operations using the keyboard. Also, a lot of parameters are configurable to meet the user's preferences. On the technical side, Osmo is GTK+ based tool which uses a plain XML database to store all personal data. project page at sourceforge.net
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How to Watch YouTube Videos in VLC Media Player VLC Media player is capable of playing just about anything you can throw at it, but did you know that includes YouTube videos? How to Watch YouTube Videos in VLC Media Player You will first need to open VLC, then click on the Media menu followed by Open Network Stream… Then simply paste your link into the text box and click play. That’s all there is to it. Strike Search - Torrent Search Engine I suppose I’ve been waiting to make this post for sometime. Source code for Strike Search is released here some of you might be aware that since Aurous was sued and shutdown I’ve been quite absent from maintaining a few of my projects.
Light Table Blog Light Table Hack Night 13 Jan 2015 - Rob Attorri Back in November we released v0.7.0 and made some big announcements about our new committers and turning Light Table and its documentation over to the community, but we left a couple things still up in the air that I’m happy to announce today - our new hire who will be spending part of his time working on Light Table, and also the inaugural Light Table Hack Night at our new office. How to Manage Files from the Linux Terminal: 11 Commands You Need to Know To use the Linux terminal like a pro, you’ll need to know the basics of managing files and navigating directories. True to the Unix philosophy, each command does one thing and does it well. Midnight Commander, a full-featured file manager for the Linux terminal, acts as a powerful front end to all these commands. ls – List Files The ls command lists the files in a directory. By default, ls lists files in the current directory.
European Biomass Industry Association - REPOWERMAP A European map for promoting renewable energies and energy efficiency The aim of this project is to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency by raising awareness and facilitating information exchange with an interactive online map. On this map, concrete examples for sustainable energy use and related information are shown, to encourage people to follow these examples for using renewable energies and energy efficiency. Furthermore, the project promotes know-how exchange and the spread of innovative technologies at local level and across borders. A broad network of organizations, local and regional authorities and other energy actors is developing this map jointly within the framework of the repowermap.org initiative.
Firebug download YouTube videos Here’s a cool little trick I discovered by accident. If you use the excellent Firebug add-on for Firefox you can very easily download YouTube videos without resorting to websites like Keepvid or add-ons like Fast Video Download. Here’s how: Start up Firebug by clicking on the logo in the status bar (you might have to right-click and remove the ‘Disable Firebug’ tick)Go to the movie on YouTube you want to downloadGo to the ‘Net’ tab in Firebug(you might need to turn on the ‘Net’ panel first in newer versions of Firebug) and locate the ‘get_video’ object, it’s a few megabytes in size, depending on how long the video is Right-click on the URL and select ‘Copy location’
SensorWake - Wake Up Happy with the Smell-Based Alarm Clock by Guillaume Rolland Risks and challenges We are very proud to be able to offer our product to backers on Kickstarter. But for us, it’s only the beginning. The most important thing for us is to make sure our community, especially our Kickstarter backers fully enjoy our product. We have already worked for two years to get our prototype up and running. We’re happy that this work has been acknowledged and backed by leaders in the tech field, such as Google.