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1Nov/100

Prey: pull the money after a year

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Last year, in this period between the pages of this blog there was talk of "Prey" (official website), un software open source (which is not common among the tracking programs) Multiplatform able (if installed) of track the location of your computer if it is stolen. Among the features are already implemented in each report: photo by webcam, screenshot Instant, IP address public and private, and in addition to geolocation using the IP address Prey is able to triangulate its position according to the distance of the closest wi-fi networks. After trying it I personally find that the detected position is disconcertingly accurate.

28Jul/100

Flickr Edition: an application for backing up your own flickr

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Today we see a kidnapped overview of open source software "Flickr Edition".

FlickrEdit is nothing other than an application written in Java that si logga in our Flickr account and download photos on the computer for personal use or for recharging (for example in case of attack hackers).

27Jul/100

Buc, another open source software firm

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It dates back to October 2009 thelast change to the code of BUC (Just One Click), we are talking once again of a usable and useful software that seems to have closed the whole shebang.

As indicated in the site ...

BUC - Just A Click - (a xml parser in C flanked by a generator dynamic interfaces in C with QT), è un software Open Source (GPL2) per GNU/Linux, developed by Matteo Ava in collaboration with Valerio Billera and the SiciLinuX Group, able to transform bash script (text file made executable, containing commands to be executed) in applications with convenient graphical interface and give a graphical interface to programs that can be run only from the command line.

11Jul/100

Music: “adc”

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We take a long section omitted for reasons other, especially of time: section "Music".

After the now more popular than achievement of "qbsc.mp3" rislascio now "adc.mp3", destined to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor.

Even in this case the short sound file has been realized only with products open source. OS, DAW, drum machine and tool in mastering used are open source software.

Good listening.

10Jun/100

Install the operating system via USB, with Unetbootin

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Unetbootin is a software open source relatively recent, but surely mature. It is a single executable (the version for GNU/Linux) which ensure the execute permissions. The software in question is a normal USB stick a USB USB "Bootable". For operation are not necessary dependencies. Unetbootin uses qt4 statically linked, he does not need another.

As is clear from the screenshot below the operation is very simple. It choose a distribution (if we have the iso well, otherwise he proceeds to automatically download), you choose the mountpoint on which is mounted the exhibition USB mass storage and proceed with the installation.

2Jun/101

Hugin and panoramas: some tips to start

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I've read more than once, some comments of users dissatisfied Hugin because of some insurmountable rocks found during the operation of the program. Personally, I had some difficulties at the beginning (Hugin has so many options that you run the risk of getting lost), but after a few attempts the result is assured.

27May/105

Tutorial: da bitmap a SVG con Inkscape

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Together with Gimp by image manipulation, e a Scribus for desktop publishing I happen sometimes to adopt the use of Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector graphics editor, a program for the picture "screen". It can be used in various fields, there are those who used to draw company logos, or even for the illustrations of some books. Personally, I have many skills in this area, and I find that even a pencil and paper in many cases are the most expeditious (of course, from my point of view). More than anything else I Inkscape is useful for vectorization of raster images, I know that Inkscape provides several other functions and is a little 'reductive use it exclusively for this, but for now I have no other duties for him to perform.

Open Inkscape and import an image jpg:

23Oct/090

“Prey” for your laptop

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In the previous post we have already talked about how important it is to maintain a certain amount of security on your PC, especially if there are within sensitive data the Personal Information we do not want to disclose.

As already said Prey is the best program that I have been able to find among the programs for tracking stolen pc. E’ un software open source, released under the GNU Public License v3.0 and developed natively for Linux, but also supported by Microsoft and Mac OS X. Prey helps us to rediscover our computer stolen sending emails to our address containing a real "photography"The status of the pc. Prey sends us information about: