Review: Download Managers for Linux

Recently I needed to download a bunch of large files from HTTP sources. Downloading via a web browser is notoriously bad at doing this. How many times have you downloaded a large Linux ISO image […]

Multi-Tasking at the command line with screenie

The use of the tool screen is well documented throughout the Internet, however it’s third-party accomplice is not. Screenie is a front-end to screen. Why Do I want to know about this? Using the command […]

Using Vim Scripts to determine whether to set 80 chars word wrap

Here’s a little quick tip for those of you out there that use the ViM text editor. The following is from my personal ~/.vimrc file, it is used to set 80 column word wrap. In […]

How to play classic adventure games on Linux

ScummVM running Kings Quest

Were you ever a fan of those retro computer games like Beneath a Steel Sky, Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion and those Sierra Titles like Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest and Police Quest? Well if you […]

How to automatically make your Windows drives become available to Linux on startup.

Here’s a handy utility that will save you any technical nastiness. It’ll make your Windows drives (partitions) show up in the Ubuntu file manager so you don’t have to mount them by hand each time […]