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Keep your arch linux system clean and light

Keep your arch linux system clean and light

Archlinux is a system that can take a lot of punishment from the user without breaking, nevertheless, it’s always useful to check once in a while your orphan packages to make sure your system doesn’t have unneeded dependencies or packages that no longer depend on any other package, so here are a couple of tips to improve your package management skills and to keep your system clean of packages you don’t want (after all...

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Conky clock and stats configuration

Conky clock and stats configuration

Conky is a really cool application able to display whatever info you throw at it, being that your CPU usage stats, free/used storage space, how many emails are in your inbox, if there are any updates available for you package manager, etc. Previously, I have shown you how to configure openbox to get a real minimal desktop that its fast, lightweight and functional. One thing missing on that page was some stats of the running system as well...

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How to authenticate on an ubuntu server using active directory

How to authenticate on an ubuntu server using active directory

Ubuntu Server is a really great distro, and its even better when you have a centralized, single sign on user and password for all the people using your server. This whitepaper will teach you how to configure your ubuntu server to authenticate users using an Active Directory, so you can have a samba folder access restricted to only a certain group or users (for example), or have everyone log in onto your jabber server for company chat using...

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Wifi Light Painting (show wifi signal as it travels trough the air)

Wifi Light Painting (show wifi signal as it travels trough the air)

How does wifi signal looks like as it travels trough the air? the people over at this website came up with a genius idea to show it. This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-meter tall measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting. Translation:...

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Heroes of Newerth now FREE to play

Heroes of Newerth now FREE to play

Yes, S2Games have officially announced that their flagship game, Heroes Of Newerth, no longer will have an account purchase structure, now you can download the game for FREE, create an account and start playing right away! Those of us who purchased the game before will have a premium access to heroes and will get the entire hero pool for free. If you just created the account then you will have limited access to some heroes and would have...

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