I’ve already talked about using less RAM with Ubuntu and how openbox is an awesome lightweight window manager – capable of replacing heavy desktop environments like KDE and GNOME. Here’s another way to save some RAM while using openbox. I previously used a program called Kupfer to quickly open other programs that I use often. A quick ctrl+space would open Kupfer’s […]
That’s right, I’m using Vim again. I talk myself into going back to Sublime Text 2 from time to time, but then realize I miss Vim. One thing I felt Sublime was stronger at was find and replace and using regular expressions while you’re at it. It turns out that it was just my lack […]
I like to have a keyboard shorcut for things I do often in Ubuntu. I use openbox, which, aside from being awesome, makes it very easy to create keyboard shortcuts and keep them across installs (just back up your .config/openbox directory). Here’s a command I have assigned to a key combination that will put suspend […]
I recently became aware that Mac OS X will cripple a MacBook Pro’s CPU if the battery of the machine is in an “unhealthy” state. We all know that laptop batteries tend to expire before the rest of the computer, losing all capacity or “needing replacement” in as little as two years of everyday usage. For the […]
There are tons of services out there that will monitor the status of a website for you. Pingdom, Uptime Robot, etc all will watch a site and inform you if it is down. Since it’s trivial to check a site’s status, I wrote my own equivalent using Python. Here it is: Site Checker with Python […]
No one wants broken links on their site. Here’s an easy way to check for 404 errors among the links on your website. First, you’ll want to run this wget command: wget -o ~/output.txt -r -l 10 –spider http://yoursite.com This will run wget recursively up to ten links deep. This means it finds each link […]
You might want to search for a program to install with the command line because you’re on a server without a GUI or because you hate Ubuntu’s software center (like me). To search for an application in any debian-based distro’s repositories, use this command: apt-cache search <searchterm> This will return any program related to “searchterm”, […]
To display information about your laptop’s battery in a tint2 panel, you’ll need the following lines in your tint2rc config file: Using Ubuntu 12.04, my tint2rc is located at ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc. tint2 is a lightweight panel application that is a great match for window managers like openbox.