Displaying Weather on the Desktop with ConkyForecast

For a lightweight system monitor, Conky can display an awful lot of useful information. Fjallraven Mochilas But besides the usual stuff like RAM usage, processor load, and wireless signal strength, you can use Conky to display something more interesting like the current weather conditions and a four-day forecast complete with snazzy weather icons. timberland homme Usually, though, this would require a lot of manual tweaking, but the ConkyForecast package makes the process of turning Conky into a desktop weather station rather straightforward on any Ubuntu-based system. UGG Bottes First off, you have to install the Conky Forecast. bottes ugg pas cher To do this, open the sources.list file for editing using the gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list command. Add then the following line at the end of the file:

 deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/m-buck/ubuntu intrepid main

Open the terminal and run the command below to install ConkyForecast:

 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install conkyforecast

Next, you have to obtain a Partner ID and a License Key from the The Weather Channel which is required for accessing weather data. Once you have done that, use the command below to copy the .conkyForecast.config file to your home directory:

 cp /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast.config ~/.conkyForecast.config

Open then the copied file for editing using the nano ~/.conkyForecast.config command and enter the obtained Partner ID and License Key as follows:

 XOAP_PARTNER_ID = Your Partner ID XOAP_LICENCE_KEY = Your License Key

Next step is to find out the Location ID of the city you want. Kånken Rucksack To do this, use the http://xoap.weather.com/search/search?where= url followed by the name of the city, for example:

 http://xoap.weather.com/search/search?where=BERLIN

Copy the Location ID (in this case, it’s GMXX0007), and open a sample Conky configuration file for editing:

 sudo nano /usr/share/conkyforecast/example/conkyrc

Replace the default Location ID with your own, save the file, and launch Conky by pointing it to the sample configuration file:

 conky -c /usr/share/conkyforecast/example/conkyrc &

You should see a Conky window with a nice-looking weather forecast.

J-3 : Solutions Linux 2009 in Paris

Exhibition and conferences March 31th , 1st and 2nd April 2009 – Porte de Versailles, Hall 2.2

Opening hours:
31st March 9 am to 6 pm
1st April 9 am to 8 pm
2nd April 9 am to 6 pm
Linutop Booth D1 
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Special Thanks to the open source community

Tristan Nitot (Mozilla Europe) was one of our fist support of the Linutop project. Mochilas Kanken Barcelona The video was taken in Solutions Linux 2007 …

February 2007 : First customer

The sales started in Paris on Solution Linux trade show February 2007.

Solutions Linux 2007

10 months after the start of the Linutop project we decided to present the Linutop 1 on solution Linux en february 2007. Frederic Baille, co-founder of the Linutop company, presents the first product.

February 2007 : Gauvain Pocentek

Gauvain Pocentek is one of the key person in the success of the Linutop. He is in charge of the Linutop software based on Xubuntu. The video was taken in Paris February 2007 at our first meeting.

April 2006 : the start

The Linutop project started in Tallinn (Estonia) en April 2006. Martin-Eric Racine (one the left) was in charge of the prototype of the first Linutop.

Five Quick Tips for OpenOffice.org Writer Users

New to OpenOffice.org Writer? Want to get the most out of it? Here are five simple tips to get you started. Learn to use keyboard shortcuts Although you can access all Writer’s features via the toolbar and menus, using keyboard shortcuts can speed up your work. chaussure timberland femme Writer offers a huge number of shortcuts, but you don’t have to learn them all. asics pas cher Note which features you use most, then find their keyboard shortcuts. The OpenOffice.org Writer Cheat Sheet created by yours truly http://nothickmanuals.info/doku.php/cheatsheets can help you with that. Install extensions Similar to Firefox, OpenOffice.org’s default functionality can be extended using extensions. Head over to the official extension repository, and grab the extensions you find useful. Mochilas Fjallraven Don’t know which extensions to pick? The Five Useful Extensions for OpenOffice.org blog post can give you a few pointers. basket new balance Learn to use styles Styles is one of Writer’s most powerful features. Getting to grips with styles does require time and effort, but once you’ve mastered this feature, you can manage even the most complex document with consummate ease. Kanken Big The Using styles in OpenOffice.org article and the Introduction to Styles chapter from the OpenOffice.org User guide can help you to get started with this feature. Learn to use notes, versions, changes These three features are essential for efficient writing and collaboration, so it’s worth to spend some time on learning how to use these features. Check the online help for a brief introduction to these features. Backup OpenOffice.org profile OpenOffice.org stores all user settings in a profile folder inside your home directory (e.g., /home/user/.openoffice.org). Back up it regularly, so next time you need to reinstall OpenOffice.org or install it on another machine, you don’t have to configure it from scratch. Bonus tip The OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide is a must-read book if you want to get the most out of Writer.

Turn Your Linutop into a Nifty VNC Client

While Linutop is not designed to run heavyweight applications, you can relegate the most demanding computer tasks to a more powerful desktop machine or server and use Linutop to run applications remotely. This solution (often called the server/thin client model) allows you not only to use demanding applications on your Linutop, but also lets you access files and documents stored on a remote machine. This means, for example, that you can easily access documents and applications on your computer at the office using Linutop at home. air max pas cher To do all that, you have to install and configure a VNC server on your desktop computer, and set up a VNC client on your Linutop. VNC is a protocol that allows you to control a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. And if you run a VNC session in full screen on your Linutop, it’s almost impossible to tell that you are controlling a remote machine. VNC is not the fastest system of its kind, but it is very easy to configure and straightforward in use. And if you run it on your home network, it is fast enough for most tasks. Read the rest of this entry »

Track Document Changes with OOoSVN

Even a modest software project would be virtually impossible to manage without a so-called version control system (VCS) which allows developers to track and roll back changes as well as manage different versions of project files. In most cases, project files are just plain text files containing programming code, but a good VCS like Subversion can manage pretty much any file type, including word processing documents, spreadsheets, etc. bottes ugg australia This means that it can be used as a powerful tool for tracking document changes, but here is the rub: as a software aimed at developers, Subversion (or any VCS for that matter) can be tricky to set up and use. Fortunately, if you want to use Subversion to manage your OpenOffice.org documents, the OOoSVN extension can help you to do this in just a few simple steps. Before you can use OOoSVN, you have to install the Subversion software on your machine. On Ubuntu, it’s as easy as running the sudo apt-get install subversion command. Download then the latest release of the OOoSVN extension and install it using the Extension Manager in OpenOffice.org. Restart OpenOffice.org, and you should see the SVN menu. nike air max pas cher Read the rest of this entry »

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