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3Nov/170

Delete the silence at the beginning and end of an audio file with SoX

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SoX It is a tool for Editing audio files via the command line in Linux. Some past projects will allow the use through GUI, but they were in time abandoned all and there remained only the command line (not that I mind).

Often the audio file is set to a silent too long beginning or end of the file. HE, as in my case, the files are queued in audio player, or on a CD the wait is nervous. SoX well as do virtually anything with audio files, It allows you to remove the silence in the input and output, returning a file ready to be queued or burn (and often much lighter original).

11Jan/170

VeraCrypt: the successor of TrueCrypt

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In 2009 I wrote an article on security. The best that I could find online to encrypt their files was TrueCrypt, at the time was a safe & software. I can not say the same thing seven years later. The development has been arrested in 2014, but good news there. I could recommend a list of software that do the same thing, but I would not do is leave open questions and invite people to spend time (time that I have already spent). For this reason I will not go further and recommend a project fork that has been followed to the present day. It's called VeraCrypt (the latest release to date is dated October 2016).

27Mar / 150

Video deshake con Linux: stabilize a shaky video with Transcode pt. 2

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Whole an article in the 2013 that was the subject of stabilization of shaky videos.

Notwithstanding that the best outcome would be to use one stabilizer physical (a simple grip with a weight at the lower end) or a accelerometer solidarity (there are those who have made a kinect).

Also in this case we will use Transcode, so if we have not installed it will be necessary to do so:

29Jun/140

5 GNOME Shell extensions that will make your life easier

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After all hiding from the blog, a mouthful broad appeal is just what we want. I did not want to shoot too high, so I opted for "facilitate" rather than "change". Also because there is little change, not?

Today we see how to speed up some operations using extensions Gnome Shell. But first, a clarification for those who do not know what is Gnome or Gnome Shell.

Unlike other operating systems, in GNU/Linux the back-end and the GUI are two separate things. A computer that mounts Linux can and should work even without interface

27Apr/140

Bcache: the advantage of having a layer between SSD and HDD in terms of speed

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Ok, the truth is that these days are not very inspired with titles, unfortunately you will have to settle. Today we talk about speed and SSD / HDD. We will not make the usual benchmark to demonstrate the superiority in speed of solid state disk (it is a fact that it is faster), Instead we understand that it can be useful and economical to add a layer to take care of to communicate the two disks to speed up the process of burning the old HDD.

13Apr/140

“Ubuntu One” and “Ubuntu One Music Store” will be decommissioned in August

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Anyone who has used Ubuntu at least once in the last years has made the case for Ubuntu One, the cloud service offered by Canonical natively installed on recent distributions of Ubuntu. Ubuntu One is exactly what you would expect from a cloud storage service and so far has winked to all Ubuntu users sometimes left without support from direct competition.

Exactly as Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Mega and company allows a subscription for manage a web space remote. The free Basic plan starts from 5GB, acquiring additional functionality, or enrolling their acquaintances through affiliate links is

5Apr/140

Terminal: clear the command history

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Cencellare command history from the history of the terminal is a simple operation. Default, the last 500 commands type in termilane are stored in the hidden file ".bash_history". The previously typed commands can be read quickly by using the arrow keys ("freccia its" and "down arrow"). This makes it easy to invoke a command recently typed, but it could be a security issue if that session was used by more people. So how does one delete the command history?

27Feb/140

Hardware information on Linux

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More than three years ago I wrote an article about lshw and lshw-gui, a program and a GUI that allow us to "see" inside the computer all the individual components (CPU, RAM, video card, sound card, network card, etc..). The GUI now has changed its name, it is not more than lshw-gui but lshw-gtk. Aside from that, I realize that after more than three years, the article is still current and does not need additions.

5Feb/140

Start a program with GUI remotely via SSH

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I do not often have to start an application on a remote machine that requires the use of the GUI, more widely in applications to launch and "turn" in background, but it can always happen. I'm thinking for example to those who use a computer as a multimedia station (with XBMC setup is very simple) or even just to experience.

Suffice it to say that you can do, but it is necessary to direct the GUI application to a screen in particular.

22Jan/140

Enable the plugin “zen coding” su gedit

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For those who do not know, gedit is the text editor of choice for any Linux distribution based on Gnome. It is preinstalled on most Linux distributions, with the exception of those based on different window managers from Gnome (Where, xfce, enlightenment, etc..). It is primarily used for editing configuration files for system, but supports a large number of programming languages ​​and is expandable with plugins dedicated.

For this reason, before use Brackets, I used Gedit also for editing HTML and CSS.

This is gedit.