Friday, February 27, 2009

Ubuntu Certificate of Authenticity

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Formating a partition in NTFS

If you need to format a partition in NTFS and you are using GParted, just install ntfsprogs.
  • Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
  • Search for ntfsprogs
  • Rigth click and Mark for Installation
That's it. You should see only greens in the NTFS line in GParted > Show Features.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Get files and control your machine with Dropbox

After talking with a friend about how he was using Dropbox to add new torrent files in is home computer, from work, I got excited with the potential of the idea.

Dropbox, is a multiplatform tool that allows you to sync and share files online across computers. If you save a file in your home computer, when you turn on your computer at work, for example, that file will be automatically synced if you have Dropbox installed. It also have a web interface, so you don't even need to install it.

If you don't know it, definitely check it out.

Control your machine with Dropbox

What I will show, is a way to control your home computer from, for example, your workplace, using Dropbox.

Here's two scenarios:
  1. You need a document you have at home, but it is not in your Dropbox share

  2. You want to download  the latest Ubuntu torrent so when you get home the download is finished

Both this scenarios have the same solution: use a combination of Dropbox, crontab, shell scripts and a config file.