youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.3+), and it is not platform specific. It should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like.

Thoughts on Technology: HOWTO: Setup Comp-Scale under Enlightenment

What is Comp-Scale? Comp-Scale is an Enlightenment module that uses compositing features to allow you to switch between active windows and your current virtual workspace in a fancy method.

Hexagrid Computing - Knowledgebase - Converting VirtualBox VDI files to QCOW2

Both vdi and qcow images are compressed, so a a 10 Gb .vid or .qcow will take less space on your hard drive. Conversion, however, requires you to first convert the .vdi to a raw image, which will require the full 10 Gb, so plan accordingly. Assume your VirtualBox image is called “ubuntu.vdi” Step 1. Convert the VB disk vdi image to a raw image format. clonehd --format RAW ubuntu.vdi ubuntu.img

Tails - The amnesic incognito live system

Confidentialité et anonymat, pour tous et partout Tails est un live CD ou live USB dont le but est de préserver votre vie privée et votre anonymat. Il vous permet de : utiliser Internet de manière anonyme (presque) partout et avec n'importe quel ordinateur : toutes les connexions sortantes vers Internet sont obligées de passer par le réseau Tor ; ne pas laisser de traces sur l'ordinateur que vous utilisez, sauf si vous le demandez explicitement ; utiliser des outils de cryptographie à la pointe pour chiffrer fichiers, emails et messagerie instantanée.


En réaction aux lois qui visent à restreindre nos libertés de communication et notre droit au respect de la vie privée sur internet, la ligue Odebi lance le projet Odebian. L'objectif est de fournir un OS 'live' cumulant les avantages de la distribution Debian GNU/Linux (liberté, sécurité, fiabilité, communauté) et les valeurs défendues par la Ligue Odebi.
There already have been a lot of Live Linux there. However they are mostly just for general purpose and may not be suitable for you. The debian group introduced a which makes it easier for you to customize a Live Linux. Here is the full manual. It is too long if your purpose is as simple as to make a customized PXE Live Debian. In this post, I will give a simplified instruction.

unix - iconv unicode unknown input format - Stack Overflow

This guy saved my day!!! The problem was that Windows could not interpret the file as UTF-8 on itself. it reads it as asci and then ä becomes a 2 character interpretation ä (ascii 195 164) trying to convert it, I found a solution that works for me: iconv -f UTF-8 -t WINDOWS-1252//TRANSLIT --output=outfile.csv inputfile.csv now I can view the special chars correctly in editors For SQLServer compability, converting UTF-8 to UTF-16 will work even better ... just the filesize grows quite a bit

chewearn's blog - Find window ID of a process ID in BASH script

In a BASH script, I launched an application and use %u201C$!%u201D variable to grab it%u2019s process ID. I would like to perform some action on the application%u2019s main window (e.g. move or resize it). However, this requires knowing the application%u2019s window ID. How do I find the application%u2019s window ID, using only it%u2019s process ID as a starting point?

Liferea - Documentation - Adding Additional Social Bookmarking Sites

Dire que jusqu'à ce que je découvre cette page je compilais moi même liferea. Je modifiais le fichier src/social.c et y inserais mon propre url pour créer des bookmarks sur mon site personnel... Hourrah, je vais pouvoir reinstaller la version de debian !

CutyCapt - A Qt WebKit Web Page Rendering Capture Utility

% sudo apt-get install subversion libqt4-webkit libqt4-dev g % svn co https://cutycapt.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/cutycapt % cd cutycapt/CutyCapt % qmake % make % ./CutyCapt --url=http://www.example.org --out=example.png

what git-annex is not

  • git-annex is not a backup system. It may be a useful component of an archival system, or a way to deliver files to a backup system. For a backup system that uses git and that git-annex supports storing data in, see bup.
  • git-annex is not a filesystem or DropBox clone. But there is a FUSE filesystem built on top of git-annex, called ShareBox, and there is interest in making it easy to use and covering some of the use cases supported by DropBox.

Inkskape in videos !

Hi, I am Carolyn and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I have been cutting for over 4 years and love using Inkscape to design my own files. Please note:- any steps I describe may not be the only way a task can be achieved, they are just the steps I use. Try any of the lessons and develop your own technique.

Aegir Hosting System - one Drupal to rule them all | DrupalCon San Francisco 2010

Even if you only have a few sites, and would like to be able to spend less time on the tedious manual tasks associated with running a Drupal site over it's entire lifetime, you will still find something of use in this presentation. If you've looked at Aegir in the past, and would like to get a sense of the progress made by the project (two major releases since Drupalcon DC), this presentation is a good way to get a grasp on where we are heading.

Lunascape Web Browser - The World's First Hybrid Engine Browser

Lunascape is the world's first and only triple engine browser. It has been downloaded over 15 million times and it's available globally in 11 languages. Try it yourself the new kind of speed and versatility.

xpra - Parti - Trac

Xpra gives you "persistent remote applications" for X. That is, unlike normal X applications, applications run with xpra are "persistent" -- you can run them remotely, and they don't die if your connection does. You can detach them, and reattach them later -- even from another computer -- with no loss of state. And unlike VNC or RDP, xpra is for remote applications, not remote desktops -- individual applications show up as individual windows on your screen, managed by your window manager. They're not trapped in a box. So basically it's screen for remote X apps.

How to Hijack an EU Open Source Strategy Paper - Wikileaks

Open source is an outsider, not part of the establishment. One price it pays for this is not being privy to all the decisions that are made in the field of governmental policy. Too often, established players are involved without any counterbalancing input from the free software side. Generally, we don't see all the machinations and deals that go on here behind closed doors.

European Commission OSS Strategy Draft, Mar 2009 - Wikileaks

It has been leaked as it is important to have the public know how actual policy making is being influenced by lobbies that are precisely under the legal scrutiny of the European Commission. The urgency of the publication of this document is real in the sense that outside pressure would foce the Commission to "clean the committees" or at least give a lesser credit to the work of this workgroup.