Command Line Basics: Create Text Files With tee

June 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux 

The Linux tee command is a way to write the standard output to a file. Or, to quote from the man page documentation,

tee - read from standard input and write to standard output and files

This is a little different from redirecting output to a file. Read more

How To Fade The Edges Of Images With GIMP

June 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, windows 

I've shown previously how to fade a single edge of an image with GIMP. That's a cool effect, but sometimes you want to fade all of the edges of an image. So today I'm going to show you how to fade all of the edges of an image.  Read more

Tux Tweaks Performance Enhancements

June 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: General, news, web development 

I spent a few hours this past weekend working on some performance optimization for the site. This site is run on the WordPress blogging software which has tons of great plugins available to add functionality. The downside to this is that most plugins tend to slow the website performance slightly. The exceptions to this are the plugins that are written specifically to speed up WordPress site performance. Read more

avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus for Windows

June 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, security, windows 

avast! 5.0 is a free antivirus program available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is a fairly full featured virus scanner similar to AVG free. Some of its key features are:

  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • Anti-rootkit protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Boot time scanning (32 bit only)
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Wake up for scan (wakes up Windows from hibernate or sleep to perform scheduled scan) Read more