Ubuntu 8.10 is Out!

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex came out today. Help reduce demands on the main server by downloading your version over BitTorrent. Here are links to the torrents for the various versions. If you're not sure which one to use, you probably want the first one. Read more

Split mp3 Files With mp3splt

October 23, 2008 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, mp3, Ubuntu 

Mp3splt is a Linux program that can break mp3 files into smaller pieces without re-encoding. This is nice for long mp3 files like e-books or for putting language learning CDs onto your mp3 player. Sometimes you only have a few minutes to listen to your language lesson and you'd rather not start at the beginning of a half hour lesson every time. I'm going to show an example of how to use mp3splt to split a 30 minute mp3 into 5 minute pieces. Read more

How To Install RealPlayer 11 in Ubuntu

October 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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If you're a long time Windows user, you're probably familiar with RealPlayer. They've now made RealPlayer 11 available for Linux.

To install RealPlayer in Ubuntu, we'll first need to download the .deb package installation file. Open a terminal and enter the following command. Read more

How To Install Free42 in Ubuntu

October 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Free42 is a free, open source emulator of the HP42S scientific calculator. The 42S is a nice little RPN, scientific calculator that got me through my engineering education. Well, a sharp programmer by the name of Thomas Okken has written this nice emulator that runs on your PC (as well as Macs, Pocket PCs, Palm Pilots, and the Sharp Zaurus). Read more

Review – Sony MDR-NC6 Noise Canceling Headphones

October 13, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Somehow I got it in my head that I wanted a pair of noise canceling headphones. I don't fly all that often, so I'm not sure why I even need them. Anyway, not wanting to part with several hundred dollars, I decided on the Sony MDR-NC6 headphones which can be found in most big box stores in the US for about $50. The headphones require 1 AAA battery for the noise cancelling function. With noise canceling turned off they work as normal, passive headphones. Read more

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