Linux For The Rest Of Us #123 – pianobarfly pianobarfly pianobarfly pianobarfly pianobarfly

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek and Cody Cooper


Episode 123 Show Notes


Bright Light Pillow As Seen On TV – Starlight Square – A calming night light and pillow in one! Ultra-Soft Bright Light Pillow As Seen On TV offers a soothing array of changing colors – red, blue, white, green and yellow – to ease a child who is restless or afraid of the dark to sleep at night, making lights out a fun time.

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Sonar Linux.

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Sonar Project – The Sonar Project is to build a Linux operating system focused on accessibility.

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LinuxBasement – Episode 74 – Sonar – Part 2.

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Basic Basic – Just be honest with everyone

pianobarfly – pianobarfly is a console client for the personalized web radio pandora

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Ubuntu on Tablets – With unique multitasking productivity, effortless navigation and defence-ready security, Ubuntu raises the bar on tablet design and sets a new standard for the post-PC era. Bright. Brilliant. Beautiful. And naturally neat.

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Ubuntu Tablet Unveiled By Canonical

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Raspberry Pi: Easily Boot Multiple Linux Distributions From The Same SD Card With Berryboot – BerryBoot is a tool / bootloader that allows you to install (and boot) multiple Linux distributions on the same SD card or USB drive. It supports Raspberry Pi as well as Android tablets, TV sticks and boards that have an Allwinner A10 processor, such as MK802.

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Command for Recording Your Desktop – The avconv command is part of libav, a fork of the FFMPEG software, and is used to convert video and audio from one format to another. ( )


Upgrade the Kdenlive to 0.9.4 version to Avoid Crash Problem – Kdenlive has released the 0.9.4 version on January 2012. As the new version, it offers the new stability on the core machine which avoids the crash problem appears. Actually the crash problem is one of the big problem which is reported by many Kdenlive users.

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How To Use Kdenlive – There are many factors to take into account when you are choosing software for video editing. This guide uses the Free Software editor Kdenlive which we recommend for teaching and making short films.

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Hostapd : The Linux Way to create Virtual Wifi Access Point – hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers.

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GetDeb, PlayDeb Return, Ubuntu Gamers Rejoice – That abysmal moment when you want to play a little Marathon and your favorite games repository is down.. Some of you may have experience the discomfort of this is late December with GetDeb – and subsequently PlayDeb – went down for the count. Get Deb and PlayDeb had been around for years and has been a staple in the Ubuntu gaming community. Their server crash was severe, and most everything seemed lost. But that was not the case…

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UNIX / Linux Shell Script For Monitoring System network with ping command.

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Thanks Chuq


Save as



#****** Programmer: Chuq Jackels ******

#****** Date: 19 February 2013 ******

#****** Name of script: ******

#****** Location of scipt:~/ ******

#****** Dependancies:bash, python, ******

#****** Description:Pings IP address upon 10 fails it ******

#****** emails to alert you of the IP change. ******

#****** Purpose: Helpful when waiting for your domain ****

#****** to be transferred from one host to another. ******

#****** ******



ipForm=$(zenity –entry

–title “Ping Check”

–text=”What is the website you want to check?”

–entry-text “website” )

currentIP=$(nslookup $ipForm | awk ‘/Name:/{printf “%st”,$3;getline;print $2}’ )

newIP=$(nslookup $ipForm | awk ‘/Name:/{printf “%st”,$2;getline;print $2}’ )


while :

# this script is set to ping 10 times (ping -c 10) if you wish to change that you will also want to change $count Ping your domain if you do not know your IP and insert that and also change nslookup to your own domain.


count=$(ping -c 10 $currentIP | grep ‘received’ | awk -F’,’ ‘{ print $2 }’ | awk ‘{ print $1 }’)

if [ $count = 10 ]; then sleep 1m


if [ $count = 1..9 ]; then sleep 1s;

else if [ $count = 0 ]

then python && zenity –info –text=”Ping Failed, Your website, $ipForm has a new IP, Email has been sent. Your new IP address is $newIP” ; break









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import os, re

import sys

import smtplib


#from email.mime.image import MIMEImage

from email import encoders

from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart

from email.mime.base import MIMEBase

from email.MIMEText import MIMEText





sender = ‘



subject = ‘Your IP Address Has been changed!’


def main():

msg = MIMEMultipart()

msg[‘Subject’] = subject

msg[‘To’] = recipient

msg[‘From’] = sender


part = MIMEText(‘text’, “plain”)


session = smtplib.SMTP(SMTP_SERVER, SMTP_PORT)






session.login(sender, password)


# Now send or store the message

qwertyuiop = msg.as_string()


session.sendmail(sender, recipient, qwertyuiop)



os.system(‘notify-send “Email sent”‘)


if __name__ == ‘__main__’:





turpial – Turpial is a microblogging client written in Python. It is lightweight, functional and does not harm the ozone layer.

Thank you Ryan

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MIT Builds An Open-Source Platform For Your Body – MIT Media Lab’s 11-day health care hackathon pulled students and big companies together with a common goal: Healing a broken industry.

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Debian Sources List Generator (Beta)

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Steam on Linux Sale!!!




NELF Questions for Interviews




Jonathan Nadeau writes:


Hey Guys,


Listening to you talk about the Chromebook made me think this is the year of the linux desktop. Granted its not what people pictured when it was said but it looks like Chromebook could take over. It is running a stripped down version of Ubuntu. This is interesting. Also if you can run GNU/Linux on these then why buy a Windows computer to install GNU/Linux. You can just put it on one of these and no Microsoft tax is being paid.





Mark Owens writes:


couldn’t you just make multiple partitions 32 Gb or less, or would the cameras have issues with more than one partition on the sd card


Mark Owens



Chris Chamlee writes:




Love the show. I also carry a Acer Chromebook and wanted to hear what must have apps/extensions your using.






Aaron writes:


Just want to say thanks for the show notes. That’s what makes podcast’s about twice as useful.





Ryan Ridenour writes:


So you can stop whining that you haven’t got one!

Keep up the great work on the show.





Ashley Anderson writes:


Dudes, I just told my Boss about system76. He had never heard of them, but he just ordered the Bonobo Extreme with maxed out specs & hardware. He spent $3,500.00 but is rocking 32GB RAM, i7, 400GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD, etc.


I wanted to say things for talking about system 76 on the show. It helped me today with my boss. Personally I run a Lenovo Thinkpad T420, and LOVE it.


Have a great day guys.





Ross Schneider writes:


Hello Cody!


I wanted to take a moment and maybe be the first person to send you a message at your exclusive Podnutz email address. I just wanted to thank you and Steve “Door” for bringing such great Linux content to your fans in every episode. Several months ago I started listening to different Podcasts of interest and Linux was on the list. I dabbled in Linux originally about 8 years ago, but my initial excitement for an alternative to Windows lead to disappointment with what I found to be a convoluted experience trying to navigate in at the time I think was Ubuntu 5.04. Now, as I have been recently trying several different distros in Virtualbox, I am very impressed in the evolution of the Linux desktop experience and hope it only gets better and finally gives Windows some much needed competition. Podnutz is a great resource for all things tech and you have become an integral part. Of course “Door” now being at the helm of the network just solidifies Podnutz as another perfect example of how rewarding the Internet experience can be in the right hands.


Thank you again,


Ross S. (a.k.a. Sleepless Dad)



Ric Crouch writes:


Hey guys,


My latest project has involved editing some HD video. In the past, I’ve used Adobe Premier on Windows. My version is supposed to edit HD video, so that’s what I was planning on using. I captured the video just fine, and it would play in Windows Media Player, but Premier was a slide show. There was NO way I was going to be able to edit this project like that.

Just for grins I decided to try OpenShot in Linux. Now, OpenShot is pretty bare-bones as video editors go, but for this project I was pretty much just trimming clips and splicing them together.

Thankfully, OpenShot worked like a champ. I was not only able to edit the videos, but I was also able to quickly render them into both HD and DVD versions! Again, it’s pretty bare bones, so users won’t have the rich feature set of Premier or Final Cut, but it is quite effective for simple projects like this.


Thank goodness for Linux!


Ric Crouch



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