Sound working for everything except Flash in Debian Squeeze

Mar 29th, 2012 | By

So another interesting sound issue which happens ALL the time and can be caused by about 4 million things and have 4 million solutions.  I’ve had this problem more than once and each time it’s something different and today is no exception. Yesterday I was having sound issues with Wine as I had just upgraded
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How to join multiple video files under linux

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

Well it looks like while I was recording a company meeting instead of pressing the shortcut key to pause the recording I was pressing the stop key to stop and start a new recording.. Ugh, so now I have a 2 hour meeting broken down into a bunch of individual .avi files  How oh how
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ImageMagick Convert -resize not quite working right(one image is bigger than the rest)

Mar 24th, 2012 | By

So I do a LOT of resizing and image converting, especially from jpg’s to PDF’s.  Easily the easiest way to convert a series of images into a pdf file is with imagemagick.  A simple command like convert *.jpg yourFile.pdf is all you need to convert a ton of jpegs into one neatly packed PDF but
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Pageup and Pagedown not searching through history in shell anymore

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

As of 2 days ago I was no longer able to search through my command history in shell with the pgup and pgdown keys, it just produced a bloody tilde in it’s place.  I think it started when I upgraded my kernel to 3.2.0-0.bpo.2 to be honest.  Anyways a major pain in the ass as
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If you use thunderbird heavily and for business purposes you need this addon/extension

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

While I may have my gripes with thunderbird and do from time to time longingly look at evolution, overall the email client servers me well and I’d say that considering the wealth of extensions for it I probably under-use it (*note to self: research top thunderbird plugins).  However that being said I consider myself to
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Say Good bye to the Wheel chair (and it’s about time)

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

After 100+ years of basically using the exact same platform paraplegics have a new mobility platform that looks to tranform their lives for the better.  It comes to us from a company called AMS Mekatronic out of Turkey and the device is called The TEK RMD.  Tek Robotic Mobilization Device has been developed by AMS
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How to install a backport -dev package in Debian Squeeze

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

So today I ran into a wonderful hour long riddle that the kind folks over at #debian on freenode helped me solve.  Much more helpful than the guys at the debian irc server so I’m grateful I asked for help on both servers.  Specifically ksuhku for throwing me a bone immediately and a great link
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The Best Global Shopping Cart solution for WordPress MU

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Well I’ve certainly setup my fair share of shopping carts in wordpress over the years but this weekend’s undertaking proved so bloody troublesome that I felt like I was getting my WP e commerce  cherry popped for the first time.. God what a nightmare. So here’s what I needed to do:  I had a site(www.drrosebackman.com)
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How to change the default editor when running crontab -e

Mar 17th, 2012 | By

So you’re sick and tired of editing crontab with an unfamiliar editor are you? Well you’ve come to the right place 🙂 Go into your users home directory, or into /root if you are wanting to change for root (obviously) and edit ~/.bashrc .  Simply add the following line to the bottom of it: export
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Iteratively backing up a linux server to a windows server via SSH

Mar 17th, 2012 | By

Ok, so I know that if you are anything like me that you know all about cygwin and rsync but you’re thinking to yourself that it’s kind of overkill to install cygwin in it’s entirety just to be able to use rSync.  Surely there are windows based applications out there that can do the job
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