Simple Trick for Video Playback on Compiz with Intel and GStreamer

Hate it how videos seem to "stick" to the screen when you spin a cube? Well, the X.Org developers are working on that, but for a quick fix for now, all it takes is one program. And it comes with GStreamer.

To start it, just fire up a terminal or Alt+F2 and type:

gstreamer-properties

You should be presented with a dialog such as the one below. Hit the ...

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Delete files securely with shred

Deleting a file is a pretty simple task, right? Whether you're in a GUI or on the command line, it's really simple to delete a file. Once you've deleted it, it's gone. Except - no it's not.

When you delete a file, you just remove its index entry from your filesystem. You won't immediately be able to find it, but the data is still there ...

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Installing Lighttpd from source on Linux

lighttpd logo Apache is the world's most popular web server and is a very good piece of software. It isn't however, the only choice of free software and open source web server solutions and it's easy to overlook lightweight alternatives to Apache.

One such alternative is lighttpd. Here's what its official site says about the project:

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility -- all of these describe lighttpd (pron. lighty ...

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