I've been using ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers for the Ralink RT2700E wireless card in my MSI Wind U100 432US. It turns our that the kernel included with Ubuntu Jaunty now includes the native Linux driver for this card. I'm not sure when this was added to the kernel, but I'm using version 2.6.28-15. Read more
There's no need to go out and buy Adobe Photoshop and take Photoshop classes. Just follow this simple GIMP tutorial to learn how to fade out the edge of an image.
One of the features that gives images a web 2.0 kind of look is fading out the edges. This is most commonly seen in the image reflection effects. I'm not going to cover a reflection in this post. I'll just cover the image fade out part for now. Read more
In today's command line basics, I'm going to show you how to redirect output from the bash cli (command line interface). The output of most GNU command line tools is normally sent to the terminal (ie - standard output). There are times when you would like to have the output saved as a file. Now, you could copy the text from the terminal and paste it into a text editor and save it, but there's a better way. Read more
There are many ways to view files in GNU/Linux. One of the simplest command line tools for viewing files is
cat command, short for concatenate, is actually intended for joining multiple files into one, but it works equally well for viewing text files. Read more
I recently wrote a script to watermark all of the image files in a directory. Most of the images I use on this website are PNG files, but I occasionally use JPGs. The challenge in my script was to find all of the image files in the directory regardless of image type.
After a bit of web research I discovered the
file command. The
file command takes a list of files as input and outputs the file names along with file type. Read more