Listen audio player: webradio, lyrics, podcast and last.fm all at once

April 17th, 2008 mysurface

Listen, a feature rich audio player allows you to enjoy the most fun out of music! You can listen to the webradio, I have tried on www.shoutcast.com, it works as expected. It support last.fm social networks. It allows you to download album art from amazon ( it doesn’t work at the moment) as well as [...]

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A Grammar Checker for Open Office

April 13th, 2008 mysurface

The spelling checker is installed by default in Open Office, but what’s missing is grammar checker. For those who are weak in English, grammar checker is really a handy tool which it exist in Microsoft office version 97, or even earlier but not in Open Office. Well, recently I discover a language tool plugin for [...]

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Cool Ajax irc client that can be embed into your blogs

April 4th, 2008 mysurface

This is not a ‘LINUX’ application, not a command line or any tools that only runs under linux platform. But this is too cool that lure me into writing this post to introduce this COOLEST Ajax apps to you! As a linux user, I find my friends, oss communities and getting help through IRC, especially [...]

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KMess, a msn messenger client for linux

January 25th, 2008 mysurface

Majority of the linux users who have msn account will use pidgin (gaim) or kopete. Me myself using pidgin as an IM client for my MSN account. There are few features of Windows Live Messenger that I wish to have it but its not with pidgin, such as P2P file transferring, personal emoticon, offline message [...]

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Highlights of Linux by Examples 2007

December 29th, 2007 mysurface

In year 2007, we have created 123 post. We blogs what we have learn from daily life, some GUI apps, some commands, some combos and some ideas to make things done. We need your feedbacks, so that we can improve from time to time. Tell us what post you like and what kind of commands [...]

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xsnow, brings Christmas to your desktop

December 22nd, 2007 mysurface

Xsnow is a desktop toy that was originally created as a virtual greeting card for Macintosh systems back in 1984. In 1993, the concept was ported to the X Window System as Xsnow, and was included on a number of Linux distributions in the late 1990s. Quote from Wikipedia Did you lives at a place [...]

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How to create animate gif from your mobile video

November 4th, 2007 mysurface

I can upload my video clip that capture from my mobile phone to youtube. But sometimes, I want it to be animate gif, so that I can easily blend it with my blog post. What software I need to do that? Basically you need a cell phone can capture video into avi or 3gp, and [...]

Posted in Misc, mplayer | Hits: 36961 | 2 Comments »

stupid way to make mplayer repeatly play

November 3rd, 2007 mysurface

I am so desperately wanna make mplayer repeat a song, somehow I obtain a song in flv format. I fail to figure out how to make mplayer repeat, so here make a stupid workaround with bash for. for (( ; ; )); do mplayer nicesong.flv; sleep 0.1; done Kill it by hitting ctrl+c two times [...]

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sha-1 checksum

October 3rd, 2007 mysurface

What is sha-1 checksum? I heard about md5 checksum, did sha-1 makes any different? Sha-1 is another algorithm that is used to verify data integrity, but MD5 uses 128bits where sha-1 uses 160 bits. Refers to the article in slashdot, title MD5 To Be Considered Harmful Someday, collision has been found in the MD5 algorithm, [...]

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What is my Public IP Address?

August 22nd, 2007 mysurface

What is my public IP address? There is a lots of website can provide you the information. What if I wanna grep it for my script? We can use curl and grep for this purpose. First, lets pick few websites that provide the service to reveal my public IP. http://www.ipchicken.com/ – the chicken looks so [...]

Posted in curl, egrep, grep, Misc, Text Manipulation, wget | Hits: 117010 | 16 Comments »