Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on April 22, 2013
OK, so I’ve been finding myself using GDrive more and more but missing the sync capabilities as with DropBox and of course there is no Linux client/integration because why would anyone want to do that. Don’t you know Linux is used to bypass DRM and hack people and stuff!? OMG! I mean really the next thing will be cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!
So, after poking around grive seemed to be the most flexible, allow for actual sync and not be tied to a beta (see InSync beta program) and only free for that beta. That’s not really free in my mind and yes I’m arguing semantics; it’s my site, I can do that.
- $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
- $ sudo apt-get update
- $ sudo apt-get install grive
- $ mkdir /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive
- $ cd $home/gDrive
- $ grive -a
- follow the prompt from Google to allow Grive to access and then copy the key and paste it as instructed
I personally don’t like having to execute manual things so I also added a Cron entry to sync every 15 minutes
- $ crontab -e
- */15 * * * * cd /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive && grive
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on February 18, 2011
Like Evernote for Windows(bah!), Android, Blackberry, iPhone, or Mac? Been running it in Wine for Linux? I just found a decent version for Linux called Nevernote. By all appearances it’s just like the actual client minus a few of the visual features (e.g. icon view of notes).
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on August 13, 2010
I’ve been watching all the hype about Verizon updating it’s line of MotoDroid phones and getting annoyed about having to wait. Officially now, it’s been rolling out but they are projecting Aug. 18th for completing the roll-out. It’s an open phone, why can’t I update it myself? Well, I didn’t like the prospect of “bricking” it and having to shell out money for a new one. That said, I stumbled on this post from Phandroid and couldn’t help myself. I am now a Froyo user in just over 10 minutes. Easy, easy, easy!
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on June 5, 2010
There are a million posts out there that cover how to make an ISO image of a CD/DVD. For some reason I was having a particularly hard time with a specific disk. It had long file names, funny folder structures and I kept getting all uppercase file names. I tried the stock dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/[file-name].iso first and found that it was just not cutting it. The below seemed to work the best on multiple CDs and formats.
mkisofs -r -J -l -d -allow-multidot -allow-leading-dots -joliet-long -no-bak -o ~/[name-of-file-or-disk].iso /media/[source-folder]
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on May 19, 2010
This article caught my eye as I was playing catch-up on my RSS subscriptions….
Posted by J. Lawson-Bradfield on March 14, 2009
First off, XMind is a mind mapping program that I started using on a Mac, transferred to an Eclipse 3.4 plugin and have since downloaded and installed on any computer I have including my Linux machines at home. That said, there is a bit of an oddity when running it under linux. I couldn’t find any information on how to run the executable from outside of the unzipped folder. I have found that fix and wanted to share for anyone else who has had this issue. Below is what I have in place on a Fedora 9 install with Sun JDK 1.5.0…
- Download the XMind Portable from their site
- Unzip to /usr/local/xmind-portable/
- Rename XMind for Linux to XMind-Linux
- Open the config.ini file from XMind-Linux folder
- Edit any paths to reflect your location of /usr/local/xmind-portable/XMind-Linux/
- Copy all the values in this file and edit the lines to be a single line
- Create your shortcut to /usr/local/xmind-portable/XMind-Linux/xmind and append the single line from step 6