Do you email work notes to yourself but can’t remember when or where you sent them? Have you ever spent hours trying to find a fact or a piece of evidence in your loose collection of text files and Word documents? Have you ever lost a thought entirely because it was never recorded at all? […]
GNU IceCat doesn’t include an installer for Windows, and as a result, Windows 8.0 and 8.1 won’t let you choose it as your default browser. This page shows how to solve that problem.
DokuWiki is a great wiki engine with minimal requirements that usually gets used to build small public web sites and teams’ documentation collections. It’s also a good place to keep your personal notes. This howto will show you the quickest way to get DokuWiki up and running in Windows, with a portable launcher script that […]
In my job, I do a lot of sysadmining on Windows machines, and I’ve also got a collection of Windows development VMs on my desktop. When I’m setting up and troubleshooting applications, I need a decent text editor that doesn’t choke on very large files or files with Unix line endings; Windows’ is bogative. There […]
On 11 December 2013 I gave a talk about how to take notes and organize your thoughts in Zim Desktop Wiki, at the LibrePlanet Boston Desktop GNU/Linux Users Group. As soon as I get around to it, this page will be replaced by an article based on my talk, and hopefully audio and video of […]
This howto describes how to setup your Windows desktop to login remotely to a Linux host and run programs in local desktop windows. In other words, you get seamless access to local and remote apps without jamming all your remote apps into a remote desktop window. You will even be able to run the XFCE […]
Passwords are problematic. This guide shows you how to manage a personal password list with multiple copies on different computers, synchronization among the computers, and encrypted storage. You’ll need to be at least somewhat familiar with your system’s command prompt and with unix in general to follow the guide, but you should be able to […]
This howto will show you how to install ZTreeWin under Linux using Wine. I was able to get it working in Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” with KDE 3.5. YMMV.
I use Rhythmbox as my primary music player in Ubuntu Linux, but a few months ago I switched from GNOME desktop to KDE. Since Rhythmbox is a GNOME-style program I couldn’t find an easy way to setup global hotkeys in the KDE desktop that send commands like Pause and Play to the running instance of […]
I was able to get Lotus Notes 8 for Linux working on my Ubuntu desktop at work today. I am using Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn with a GNOME desktop. YMMV.