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Posted December 14, 2008 by

Ubuntu – Use the Terminal to Display a Calendar

I am always needing to have quick access to a calendar to set deadlines and plan out various tasks. Using Ubuntu’s Terminal, you can quickly pull up a calendar of any month or year (past, present, or future).

Category UNIX software

Posted August 14, 2008 by

OpenOffice.org: Play TicTacToe (Easter Egg)

If you’re running the recent version of OpenOffice and feel like taking a break and playing then you’re in luck. There’s an Easter Egg that let’s you play a simple game of TicTacToe against the application.

Category OpenOffice

Posted August 11, 2008 by

OpenOffice.org: Play StarWars Galaxy (Easter Egg)

If you’re running the recent version of OpenOffice and feel like taking a break and playing then you’re in luck. There’s an Easter Egg that let’s you play a simple version of Space Invaders, titled StarWars Galaxy.

Category OpenOffice

Posted June 6, 2007 by

Evolution: Set Interval for Automatic Removal of Deleted Items

Without proper management, your Trash folders can get out of control and take up unnecessary space on your drive. Instead of manually managing the items in your Trash folders, you can set the interval that you want Evolution to automatically remove these items.

Category UNIX software

Posted May 9, 2007 by

Evolution: How To Resend a Message

Sometimes you need to resend a message either because the recipient never received it or because they accidentally deleted it. To do this…

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Posted May 1, 2007 by

Evolution: Automatically Create Address Book Entries for People You Respond To

Utilizing Evolution’s Automatic Contacts, you can easily add someone to your address book by simply responding to their email message. To use Automatic Contacts, follow these steps:

Category UNIX software

Posted April 30, 2007 by

Evolution: Enable Loading of Internet Images

By default, Evolution blocks all images from the internet. You can enable the loading of images in messages from just your contacts or from all senders by following these steps:

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Posted April 30, 2007 by

Evolution: Enable Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)

If you are sending an email out to a few people or a mailing list, you probably are wanting to hide the list of addresses from each recipient. You do this by using the blind carbon copy field in the message you are creating. Evolution has this field hidden by default, to unhide the field, […]

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Posted December 27, 2006 by

Making Labels with Openoffice.org Templates

Using the right tools can save you time and money. Templates make life easier when you use them for letters, documents, brochures, etc. but they really make life easier when you use them for labels. The spacing for your label documents has to be extraordinarily precise to make sure that the text is printed exactly […]

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Posted March 12, 2006 by

Generate Passwords with openssl

You can generate some good (high entropy) passwords using this method.

Category OpenSSL

Posted November 7, 2005 by

JES COStemplates Mail Quotas Greater than 4GB

Sun’s Java Enterprise System mail facilities have the capacity to provision users based on predefined classes of service (COS) which specify the types of services a user assigned to that COS can use, their mailbox size quota, number of message quota, and per message size quota. However, because the mailQuota attribute is stored as a […]

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Posted September 4, 2005 by

CVS: Set CVSROOT Environment Variable

This Tech-Recipes tutorial contains a simple tip for CVS that will save time. Since multiple CVS repositories can exist on the same system, CVS needs to know which one you want to use when you run the cvs program.

Category UNIX software