Block Inserting and Deleting Text in VIM

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, web development, windows 

There are times in my work where I need to edit large text files. My text editor of choice for editing large files is VIM. One of the things that I sometimes need to do is to comment out a group of lines from a file. VIM can make short work of tasks like this. Read more

View Images With The Proper EXIF Orientation In Chrome or Chromium

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Chromium, FOSS, General, HowTo, image editing, linux, windows 

I receive a lot of emails with photos attached that have been taken in a portrait orientation. Most modern digital cameras and smart phones have orientation sensors that tell the camera if it's been turned on end. When this happens, rather than actually rotate the picture, the camera sets a flag in the image's EXIF data to communicate which way is up in the photo. Read more

Canonical and Microsoft To Join Forces on New UI

April 1, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: FOSS, humor, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Recognizing that the dawn of the Post PC Era is upon us, Microsoft and Canonical (the corporate sponsor behind Ubuntu Linux) have both determined that they need to make a major move to challenge Apple's iOS and Google's Android in the mobile device space. After deciding that it's best not to go it alone, Canonical and Microsoft announced today that they are forming a joint venture to develop their next generation of user interface. Read more

Going Back To Windows?

March 11, 2012 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: FOSS, linux, opinion, Ubuntu, windows 

I just read a great article on the current state of desktop Linux over at dedoimedo.com called "Screw this, I'm going back to Windows!" I really think it's worth the time to read for anyone who's involved in the Linux community, whether you're a developer, or just a casual user like me.

The author doesn't have comments enabled on his site, so I sent him an email. Here's a copy. Read more

Rename and Rotate Digital Photos With jhead

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, image editing, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

I've recently been looking for a way to organize my digital photos by the date and time they were taken. Since I have more than one camera, it's not as simple as just sorting through file names since the cameras name the files differently. I was going to write a script using Image Magick to read the EXIF data and then the script would rename and organize the photo into a folder based on the date the photo was taken. Well, it turns out that someone has already written a handy program to take care of most of this task. The program is called jheadRead more

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