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30Sep/100

Tucan: il download manager per Megaupload e simili

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The objective of Tucan is to provide a convenient graphical interface i downloaded the multipli per da Megaupload, Rapidshare, 4shared, Badongo and similar.

Directly from the site: "Tucan to experiment with a new experience to users discouraged by other methods of file sharing, as the p2p. “Tesseract OCR” - ed: OCR software used by Tucan - combined with the library in GDP, Tucan grants to solve any captcha without user intervention. Tucan also bears the expectations between the user download removing any hassle ".

29Sep/100

“Train for Life”

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Today's article is separated from the normal line of the blog, but I feel the need to write it in spite of everything.

E 'with great sadness that I hear that a few days ago was registered what could become a new order signed by the Ministers of Education Gelmini and La Russa of Defense (I would prefer to call the Minister of War), paramilitaries to introduce courses in high schools.

27Sep/100

Shutter, utility for screenshots

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I often find myself coming to terms with the screenshot, especially when I write a tutorial, or when I write about a new program the little known.

Until some time ago I used the utility to internal Gimp ("File" - "Create" - "Screenshot"), whose options allow you to choose to "photograph" whole screen, or window with the senza decorations, or to set a delay in the event that we "photograph" of menu in sistema.

24Sep/101

He’s a Pirate!

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In a few hours I was able to compose, based on some videos seen here and there, the soundtrack of "Pirates of the Caribbean" in a rock. Below is a video with the original soundtrack.

Praise the work of Hans Zimmer, that has been taking care of movie soundtracks DreamWorks.

20Sep/104

Check a Linux desktop from Windows or Linux with VNC

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In today's post we see how access to a desktop GNU / Linux (which we will call "server") da un pc GNU/Linux o Windows (which we will call "client") with VNC. For today's article, I draw inspiration from an interesting post in English.

Log in to a desktop GNU / Linux from a any other system, located in a anywhere (LAN, internet) using VNC is relatively simple. The result can be obtained regardless of operating system used (GNU/Linux, Windows the Mac OS X). One of the most interesting features is that this procedure can be implemented in a free with a small expenditure of time and without being experts.

19Sep/101

Tutorial: golden effect on the water with Gimp

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The wave of the tutorials for Gimp today, with a simple process but we'll see how effective "give" of warm colors to any photo with the instrument "Gradient Map".

The knowledge base for this tutorial are minimal, is sufficient to know the use of mode of the layer stacking.

Personally I think are most appropriate for this tutorial with pictures very sharp reflexes, use a photo without reflections is lawful, but the result will surely be different. We will use the following picture from Flickr.

18Sep/100

WordPress Permalink Settings ie e “.htaccess”

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At this time I was sweating cold. Unfortunately I had a hand in files ".htaccess", responsible among other things also changes in the url (Smart URLs) Site.

15Sep/101

L’Orsa

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Today's article is not intended as a survey or, neither a review nor a guide. On a recent visit by the parties of Saturnia, in an area where countries are very distant between them and the few roads that connect them are poorly lit at night.

If this was first aired a "danger" for us that we were (the usual nonsense of the genus: "and if you download the car battery?", "and if we end up off the road?") it is then translated into a Failure to light pollution, which made clearly visible Milky Way and most of the stars that "home" usually I do not see.

14Sep/101

Tutorial: even out the color in a simple way with Gimp

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And after a long absence due to earned vacation I'm back with a tutorial very simple for our program editing fotografico preferred: Gimp.

In this tutorial we will see how level colors of a photo automatically. It can happen often to extract from the album of memories some photos taken a few decades ago, which have now lost most of the color original and are dyed red or blue, or even green. Here are some examples.