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Entries from July 2007 – Vlad is an extremely skilled graphics designer, and he makes beautifull wallpapers – most of the ones I use are from his site. (tags: art wallpaper cool desktop graphics )

Showing and hiding the desktop in Gnome

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Gnome has a button that you can add to a panel to show/hide the
desktop, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to bind that action to a
key. Today I learned about the wmctrl program, which
can perform many window-manager operations, so I put together this
simple script which toggles the “show the desktop” state:

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Installing Ruby + Rails on an old Mac

July 22nd, 2007 · Comments Off

In setting up Ruby and Ruby on Rails in my (aging) 1GHz PowerBook, I decided to use Dan Benjamin’s excellent instructions, but I deviated from them in a few places to reduce compilation time and to fix some other problems, so I thought I’d document what I did in case it helps anyone else. So [...]

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10 Things You Must Know About WordPress Themes – Very useful list of tips, information and links about the internals of Wordpress themes. (tags: wordpress themes howto blogging tools php )

Performing UDP tunneling through an SSH connection – How to tunnel UDP connections through ssh, in combination with nc (tags: hacks howto linux networking ssh tunneling )

Powerbook G4 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide – The drive in my old G4 Powerbook just died. This guide was useful for replacing it with a new one. (tags: howto hardware disk powerbook apple mac )