I wanted Streamripper 1.64.4 for Intrepid so I made the deb package myself!
Streamripper is (obviously) a program that rips audio (radio) streams into files. It supports mp3 and ogg as output files. There are different third-party front-ends that you can use for those who needs a GUI (graphical user interface) and there is also a winamp add-on of the same name with customizable skins.
You can use it as a relay server when you rip your favorite station:
streamripper -r http://mystation/
And then connect to either one (depending on your player):
A new version of gtypist got released on February 18th. It is: gtypist 2.8.3.
gtypist (or Gnu Typist) is a terminal-based typing tutor which is quite well complete: it offers a lot of tutorials, starting from low skill level to more than intermediary, and plus it can be updated with new tutorials easily with their easy and intuitive scripting language.
If you just wish to improve your typing skill, this program is for you. There are several “difficulty” levels and different types of tutorials (mixed letters, phrases, …), and there are also tutorials for other languages (English, French, Czech, German, Finnish and Spanish). Dvorak Keyboard is also supported for English.
Yesterday I looked at freshmeat.org to look for GPL’ed software I didn’t know of, and I found amongst others: Artha 0.8.0 .
(see at the bottom of this post for a screenshot).
Artha is a quite powerful thesaurus for Linux and Gnome. It uses GTK+ and is written in C using Glib, and built using Autotools. This is a well-packaged software, very clean code source and powerful. A very neat app to test out!
It is a handy GUI thesaurus that focuses on high usability, without trading off simplicity and ease of use.
Here are some of the features it contains (from official website):
On Feb. 15, Geany 0.16 has been released. This source code editor is getting more and more complex and this new version introduces some new features and a lot of bugfixes. I now use it for all my C projects because it is very lightweight, easy to use, has syntax-coloring and completion.
On huge project, like Firefox, Seamonkey, Iceweasel, Glib, etc…, compile time can take a very, very long time. If you are a proud owner of a dual-core or multi-core processor, you can reduce the compile by increase the number of simultaneous jobs that make can have.
Have you ever thought about a Windows virus being run under Linux using Wine? Well, there’s a chance this happens and you probably don’t want to risk it!
In this tutorial, you will see how to compile and install wine as another/separate user and only that user can run Wine. So, YOU choose when wine should be running, this avoids viruses being run by other applications without your permission. Of course, this is not “bullet-proof” but this is one more security. Continue reading “How to compile and install Wine safely as a separate user”