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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).

3Apr/150

Proprietary software loves you… how you would like a parasite

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Arrival in this reflection after happened on the Adobe website, to sales page Photoshop CC. I take the guise of the slogan of a commercial software to get to talk to the school system. No less than.

In the page footer sales photoshop found a box that reads "We love students & teachers"... and for some reason.

10Nov/141

Google Webfont: dentro la talpa WordPress

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Today (after more than five months) I get to write on the blog. And back at breakneck speed with an article to 007 that will make your hair stand on end users WordPress.

I discovered today that the version in WordPress 3.8 (Today we are 4.0) has been enabled by default in the backend the Open Sans font. In fact I had already noticed little slow in loading the backend, but I thought it was due to the new "engine" ie WordPress, instead is due to direct inclusion of a branded Google webfont.

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.

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?

17Mar/140

The 7 inviolable laws of the user interface

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Today's article is the complete translation of the original article by Peter Vukovic appeared Blog 99designs.

Be un web designer? Se sì, then you also projects user interfaces, a specialization that will continue to grow in importance over time. While today's web pages have simple interfaces, which usually does not include more than one menu navigation and a contact form, the development of new technologies and standards in the near future will demand more and more dynamic content and experiences custom navigation.

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.

29Jan/142

WordPress: warn the reader that the post is old

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Often (writing software and technology) that the article is now present, tomorrow has already passed. There is at least un plugin per WordPress to notify the reader that the post you're reading was written long ago, that is a perfect solution and ready for use, groped but I also wanted to change the code of my theme to add this simple function automatically.

I state that the following steps create a box (in this case yellow) before the title of the article.