The File Menu

  • September 1, 2009
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    Jacob
    Peddicord

This.

The File menu has been around since the dawn of user interfaces. But do you know what? It has overstayed its welcome. The File menu has been abused in far too many applications.

A File menu should deal with files. That’s it. Open a file, save a file, print a file, quit editing the file. Some, no.. most applications have been using the File menu to do everything from ...

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OpenShot — Video Editing Made Simple

  • August 19, 2009
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    Peter
    Upfold

Desktop Linux isn’t necessarily the first platform you’d think of going to for video editing. Despite that, there are several great projects that offer video editing functionality; things like PiTiVi, Cinelerra and Kino to name just a few.

Jonathan Thomas wasn’t satisfied with the existing video editing solutions on Linux, however. They weren’t easy enough to use, powerful or stable enough. Enter OpenShot, Jonathan’s solution.

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Hosting Mercurial Repositories with Nginx

  • August 18, 2009
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    Jason
    Walsh

Introduction

Mercurial

Mercurial is a great distributed version control system written in Python. It is a "fast, lightweight source control management system designed for efficient handling of very large distributed projects".1 It is used by such projects as Aptitude, Mozilla, OpenJDK, OpenSolaris, Python, and Xen, among many others.2 However, I have always found that hosting Mercurial repositories is painful. There are many options, including CGI/FastCGI and SSH ...

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Dim the screen at dark

  • August 8, 2009
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    Jacob
    Peddicord

Are there times of the night that you find yourself adjusting your screen brightness lower, either to help your eyes or not bother someone else? It can be annoying have to tweak brightness settings all of the time. We'll show you how to set your brightness automatically during the night. Read on.

To start, you need to have a laptop or a display that supports software brightness configuration. You ...

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