Dec 032013
 

While I was looking some video related to Linux I’ve found this video of gotbletu an user that I follow on Youtube, related to a small player to listen music directly from the terminal: pms AKA Poor Man’s Spotify.

I like lightweight clients, and so I’ve gave it a try, these are the results.
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Aug 132013
 

If you do a lot of typing it could be useful to have a program that can easily manage your custom shortcuts, create and test them.

For all these things you can use the program autokey.

AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in whatever program you are using.

AutoKey features a subset of the capabilities of the popular Windows-based AutoHotkey, but is not intended as a full replacement. For a Linux-based implementation of AutoHotkey, see IronAHK. AutoKey’s GUI features a number of concepts and features inspired by the Windows program PhraseExpress.
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Mar 182013
 

Cuttlefish is a tool which can execute various actions when specific events are triggered, and it allows you to create events that only happen under certain circumstances

For example, you could set a condition/reaction such as “when the lan network is connected start Transmission”, or “Unmute the audio when I start Banshee and mute it when I close Banshee”.
The nice things of this program is that it’s completely configurable via a nice graphical interface that makes the creation of any task extremely easy and intuitive.
The software is wrote in python, open source and is born on Ubuntu as “Ubuntu app” and so it’s easily installable on this distribution or Derivate, there is a package from AUR for Arch Linux and I’m sure soon you’ll find it for any distribution.

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CPU-G & I-NEX excellent alternative to CPU-Z for linux.

CPU-G & I-NEX excellent alternative to CPU-Z for linux.

Article based on an Italian article published on http://ilblog.openresource.it . CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from Windows XP on) that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one window. But [...]

Turses a ncurses client for Twitter

Turses a ncurses client for Twitter

In the past I’ve made a roundup of microblogging client for Linux, but this one is so new that i did not talked about it. Turses is a fork of a similar project Tyrs, the goal of both projects is to provide a twitter client on the terminal with the help of ncurses library, so why fork [...]