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Change the user Transmission Debian daemon runs under and avoid warning message

I am writing this post also for personal reference (and currently I am writing in bare HTML since my WordPress installation lacks an updated multilanguage plugin to be able to use the WYSIWYG editor). I was moving my home server from a slow Raspberry PI to a way faster Cubieboard 2, and got to reinstall […]

Cyclic sound MP3 audio recording in ubuntu

I work in a relatively safe environment, yet it may very well happen that I need to prove something that someone said in my office, so I can hold it against them when the time comes. My laptop is always turned on, so I could use it to record the environmental sounds around it, with […]

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(Italiano) Collegare in parallelo pannelli fotovoltaici di potenza diversa

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Howto batch watermark resize convert crop images and pictures

Download IrfanView (if you already don’t have it installed, it is an awesome image viewer, and great for basic editing with its Paint plugin, installed by default) After opening the main viewer window, go to File>Batch Conversion/Rename What opens is a window crammed with options and tools, with which you can: Convert between different formats […]

How to drag and drop files between windows in Ubuntu Unity launcher bar

So I like Unity, it looks nifty and the Zeitgeist launcher is so productive. One huge gripe about unity though, is that you cannot, apparently, drag&drop files between applications open in the Unity launcher bar, namely: a file from nautilus into thunderbird as a mail attachment an image from nautilus into a photo-editing program the […]

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MyPhoneExplorer via Bluetooth: phone could not be indentified and parameter incorrect

Chances are that you are trying to have your Android phone sync with Outlook via MyPhoneExplorer, but whatever you do won’t work, since as soon as you try to connect, the procedure stops at “identification” and MyPhoneExplorer pops up a “phone could not be identified” error. Syncing via USB cables works though, but you are […]

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Convert a micro-SIM into a normal SIM card, just a knife without adapter

Sometimes you’re stuck with a brand new microSIM that you can’t use in your phone, because you need a normal form factor SIM, but maybe you had this chance to activate a special promotion that only came in microsim format. Well do not despair, you can get a normal SIM (-ish) from a microSIM, just […]

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(Italiano) Installare deluge bittorrent su Ubuntu con controllo remoto via interfaccia web

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Ubuntu won’t start Gnome GDM after upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot

So I was upgrading my home server first from Maverick Meerkat to Natty Narwhal, and then from Natty to Oneric Ocelot. It is not a plain desktop installation, as back in the time I installed Ubuntu Server and then built upon it adding Gnome without the useless stuff that comes with the ubuntu-desktop package. Anyway, […]

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Android ringtones notifications alarms resetting reverted or lost after reboot

You just added a few ringtones of your own to your android device, but after each reboot you lose them and they are set to something else, or muted altogether? Just like something was resetting them, or they were not saved correctly? Well, most probably it’s because you copied the MP3’s on your SDcard, under […]

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