I was a bit furstrated last night when I tried to install the flash templates from paulvanroekel.nl because the installer was telling me it was completed yet I could not find the templatebs. After trying to figure it out for a bit I went back to the site and noticed I had missed the install…
There are numerous reasons it is beneficial to have your own gem server including controlling the versions of various gems deployed to all of your servers. Below is a brief explanation of how to install a gem server on your local network.
1. Install Web Server: If you do not already have a web server installed then install LiteSpeed or Apache
There are numerous applications that will allow you to connect to the serial port of a router, switch, load balancer, or other network device. I found the easiest application to use is the trusty old minicom. Minicom is very plain and has an easy configuration which is why I prefer it.
The man page calls minicom a “friendly serial communicator program”.
ImageMagick is a really cool product. Not only is it open source but its very powerful tool. My goal was to figure out how to batch resize images while keeping one side 640 pixels wide. I ended up using ImageMagick’s mogrify by issuing the command below at my CentOS shell prompt.
mogrify -resize x640 *.jpg
mogrify -resize 640 *.jpg
Depending on which side you want to be 640 pixels. If you would like for image magic to make the largest side 640 and constrain the proportions use the following command.
It is easy to set photo album names on the iPod Touch. Just name the folder on your local computer the name you want to appear on the Touch. Click on the under the devices menu in iTunes, then click on the Photos tab, and check the new folder you want to sync to the…