Extract Mac Font Files (.dfont) into .ttf Files

Have you ever been in a situation where you desperately need a copy of a font for something you're working on, but you can only seem to find a copy in the wrong format? Often this can happen, and you have the font elsewhere, but it's not in the standard .ttf format you expect.

If you're dealing with a font that has originated on a Macintosh, it ...

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Installing Flash Player in Ubuntu Hardy Heron

Historically, installing Flash Player, and therefore getting access to much of the internet's video content, on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions has been a right pain.

You can download the archive from Adobe and run through the text-based installer, but Ubuntu Hardy Heron actually makes it a whole lot easier than previous releases (if you're using Firefox at least).

Here's how.

Launch Firefox 3 Beta 5, and ...

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More advanced wget usage

I recently covered how to make a mirror of a website with GNU's wget command line program and in the comments of that post there were several suggestions for more advanced options which allow you to control your downloading further.

So I've decided to follow up on that post and look at some of the more advanced options that wget offers the user.

No parent option

If you ...

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