Save multiple images in firefox

27 Sep
on MTE I read this post: http://maketecheasier.com/saving-multiple-images-in-firefox/2010/09/27

If there are many images on a webpage that you want to save on your hard-disk, right-clicking the mouse everytime is taking too much time. Luckily in Firefox, there is a quick and easy way to download multiple images at one go, and no addons required.

On any web page, simply right click the mouse and select the “View Page Info” option

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Click on the Media tab. It will show all the media content (images, videos etc) for that page.
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Now you just have to select all the items (using Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple items) and click the “Save As” button.
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That’s it. No more Downthemall plugins needed, so it also works when you’re on a system without any installation priviliges.
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Use feedburner to feed your blog to any RSS service

25 Sep

This is how to use feedburner to feed your blog to a RSS feed.
First go to feedburner and create an account or login with your google account.

Insert your blog in feedburner
Enter the URL of your weblog and press next
identify your RSS feed and press next.
Give your feed a fancy name, press next and you’re done. 
You may now enhance your feed, or use it in twitterfeed.

Use Twitterfeed to twitter about new postings

25 Sep

 I assume that you’re allready running a twitterfeed account at feedburner. If you don’t read my post about feedburner.

Go to the site of twitterfeed to incorporate your blog into your twitteracount

First sign up

Then create an account, add your feeds, e.g. from feedburner

Enter the name of your feed and the feedburner url of your blog. It’s found on your feedburner account page.
Click continue to step 2.
Combine the feed to a twitter account:
Select Twitter and authenticate with the big blue button or chooos one allready authenticated twitter account.
And press create service.

Music composition and synthesis "Beast"

25 Sep
Beast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application released as under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL, that runs under unix. It supports a wide range of standards in the field, such as MIDI, WAV/AIFF/MP3/OggVorbis/etc audio files and LADSPA modules. It has excellent technical abilities like multitrack editing, unlimited undo/redo support, real-time synthesis support, 32bit audio rendering, full duplex support, multiprocessor support, conditional MMX/SSE utilisation for plugins, precise timing down to sample granularity, on demand and partial loading of wave files, on the fly decoding, stereo mixing, FFT scopes, MIDI automation and full scriptability in scheme.

Install BEAST in ubuntu
Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install beast bse-alsa

Note:- bse-alsa is ALSA plugin for BEAST

Couturier; combine multiple pdf files in Ubuntu

24 Sep
Couturier is a small utility for merging multiple PDF documents and images into one document.
Drag and drop .pdf’s, images onto the main Couturier window, give the document a name, encrypt it if you so wish and hit ‘Combine’. A flawlessly usable application that does what it’s supposed to and not a jot more or less.

Annoyingly the application hasn’t been updated for a  while and as such the .deb file provided is intended for Ubuntu 9.10. Good news, however, is that it installs fine on both Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 (however you will need to install gnome-sharp2) (this link uses apt-url to install this from your repositories.)

Download couturier_0.4.1-1_all.deb

 After downloading double click on the .deb file and choose “open”. This will open the installation manager. After the program ‘s been installed, look for it in the “office” entry in your Gnome menu.

The programm works pretty straightforward. Give your new file a name, choos a location to sav is and select the files you want to combine. That’s all.

I combined three large pdf files and it all worked perfectly.

Okular: Universal Document Viewer For KDE 4

24 Sep
One of the new applications introduced with KDE 4 was Okular. KDE 3 had a PDF viewer named KPDF, but Okular aims to be a complete document viewing solution, supporting many different file types. Okular is fast-loading and works in any operating system and desktop environment that can run KDE applications.

Document Types

Out of the box, Okular can view a plethora of document types, including:
PDF – used for a variety of documents
PS – Postscript print documents
TIFF – often used for faxes
CHM – help files, ebooks, and online documentation
DjVu – scanned documents
Images – JPEG, PNG, and many more
DVI – device independent file format
XPS – windows printing specification
ODT – Open Document Text (for reading, not editing)
Fb2 – fiction book file format for eBooks
CBZ, CBR – comic book archive
Plucker – eBook format
Epub – free and open eBook standard
Fax – file format for faxes

Features

Okular has many of the standard PDF viewer features like page navigation, table of contents, browsing, zooming, text selection, and bookmarking. In addition, it also offers users the ability to annotate documents, highlight important information, have the computer read the entire document using text-to-speech technology, save annotated documents, view embedded files, listen to sounds and movies, fill out forms, search documents, and read DRM encrypted files.

Usage

Okular has four modes for viewing and manipulating documents:
1. Browse (Ctrl+1) – Clicking on the document allows you to drag the page up, down, left, or right.
2. Zoom (Ctrl+2) – Click and highlight an area to zoom in on it.
3. Selection Tool (Ctrl+3) – It uses a selection box to highlight any area and can copy images or text.
4. Text Selection Tool (Ctrl+4) – This functions more like a text editor’s selection tool, highlighting text, row-by-row.
To search a document, press “Ctrl+F” and enter the text you wish to find. The search tool will begin searching from the moment you start typing. It will highlight each occurrence of the text and give you the ability to navigate through them.
To start making annotations, press F6. A small vertical toolbar with each type of annotation will appear. They can take any of nine forms: note, inline note, green freehand line, yellow highlighter, straight yellow line, blue polygon, stamp, black underlining, and cyan eclipse.
There are four view modes for Okular, found in the View menu:
  1. Single page – scrolls one page at a time
  2. Facing pages – displays two pages, side-by-side
  3. Facing pages (center first page) – like normal facing pages, but displays the first page by itself, which is useful if the first page is a book cover.
  4. Overview – which shows three zoomed-out pages at a time.
Also included in the view menu is the ability to rotate the document, trim the margins, and use the document as a presentation. By clicking presentation, the document becomes fullscreen, and the user can navigate through the pages just like a PowerPoint slideshow. When in presentation mode, a dial in the top right with a number in the center keeps track of the number of pages viewed.

Universal Viewer

Because of Okular’s versatility, you can use it to view any document, eBook, fax, or image quickly, easily, and safely. Okular is light enough to be portable and work well even on tablets and small devices, but it is also powerful enough to view very large, complex documents as well. Okular is part of KDE and is free and open source software, available to everyone.

Tweetbutton

24 Sep

It’s nice when people twitter about your website. Twitter offers a tweetbutton to make it easier to twitter about your site. It ‘s found here:

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