IEs 4 Linux – Internet Explorers for Linux » English Page

IEs 4 Linux - Internet Explorers for Linux » English Page

This script ran perfectly on my Ubuntu Breezy laptop.

I'm not advocating using IE on linux for general purpose browsing, but it's useful for testing a page design in IE without hunting down a windows box.

IEs for Linux is a simple Bash Script program that installs Internet Explorer 6, 5.5 and 5 on Linux using Wine. The whole process is automatic and very easy.

Chris Lomont’s LED Cube Page


Chris Lomont's LED Cube Page

Another cool project that I'd like to attempt someday. An alternative to controlling one of these with a pic or gumstick might be a few parallel ports on an old PC.

The LED cube was a project started by Gene Foulk and I to create a large, animated, self contained visualization cube of LEDs, mostly for artistic purposes, but it also would have other uses.

J_K9 @ Linux » HOW TO: Run Other OSes On Your PC


J_K9 @ Linux » HOW TO: Run Other OSes On Your PC

Handy guide for those too poor to buy vmware.

VMware Workstation has always been (and still is) a commercial product, and you have to pay a fairly large sum to get your hands on it, but VMware have now released a free application dubbed “VMware Player”, which can run virtual machines produced by VMware and a few other companies. Yet, with some simple hacks, we can use VMware Player to run any x86 Operating System we like.

Lyrics Site.

Brandon and I have started work on a lyrics site.

It's been my experience so far that most of them have an insane amount of crap and very few lyrics. The goal here is to provide a useful service and make a few bucks with ad revenue. I will not stoop to using pop-ups or misleading ads. We'll keep it simple with some adsense and an amazon suggestions banner.

Have a look at: http://lyrics.lr2.com/ for a sneak peek. I have a bit of work to do with the template, and I want a better front page, but you can get an idea of how lean the end pages will be.

Fix for Firefox Sound problems on Ubuntu

If you're using Ubuntu and gnome, then odds are that esd is starting and taking control of the soundcard.

If you have any apps talking to esd (like your mp3 player) then Firefox won't be able to talk like it usually does to /dev/dsp.

To solve this, we just need to tell Firefox to use esd and it can share the audio nicely with other apps.

If you're using BASH this should launch firefox with esd support.

#export FIREFOX_DSP=esd
#firefox

You can also put this near the top of /usr/bin/firefox like this:

#!/bin/sh
FIREFOX_DSP=esd
#
# ***** BEGIN LICENSE BLOCK *****
# Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
[...]

And another, and perhaps the best, way to do this is to add the export command to "/home/<username>/.bashrc".

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
# for examples

export FIREFOX_DSP=esd
[...]

EPE


EPE "Basic Soldering Guide"

Good guide to soldering for anyone getting started.

This written guide will help beginners and novices to obtain effective results when soldering electronic components. If you have little or no experience of using a soldering iron, then EPE recommends that you practice your soldering technique on some fresh surplus components and clean stripboard (protoboard), before experimenting with a proper constructional project. This will help you to avoid the risk of disappointment when you start to assemble your first prototypes. If you've never soldered before, then read on!