Productivity

Automate fast download of a large files through FTP

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lftp -e 'set net:timeout 10; pget -n 10 BigFile.zip; bye' -u UserName,PassWord ftp://BigFiles.com

Reviving an old Samsung N150 Netbook and making it a solid Dev Environment

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I had an old Samsung N150 netbook lying around in my parent’s house. It was an amazing netbook and I remember fondly using it when my parents were not using it to browse the internet and sometimes even use it for school work. It came with Windows Vista if I recall correctly but I had installed Windows XP service pack 3 on it because as we know, Vista sucked! Well, the netbook was very solid, it even ran small games such as Fifa Manager etc and came with a solid keyboard, ethernet and VGA as well for connecting to a big screen.

Genie – The Voice Enabled Coding Companion – Winner Dell Intern Hackathon

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Genie is a Voice Assistant made up of three agents who talk to you and help you automate software engineering tasks. Watch the video to understand what it can do for you.

Adding xfce4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Clementine or Spotify

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xfce4 has default media key settings for Pragha music player. Although, if you use clementine music player you can use keyboard shortcuts to control it with DBus and MPRIS. Clementine is known as org.mpris.clementine and you can add the following entries to your Keyboard Settings > Application Shortcuts If you use spotify, it is registered as org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify on qdbus. qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Next qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Pause qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.

Just discovered Xfce4 has an inbuilt Drop Down…

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Just discovered Xfce4 has an inbuilt Drop Down Terminal which you can use by running the command `xfce4-terminal –drop-down` using an Application Shortcut. Applications – Settings – Keyboard. Select the Application Shortcuts tab, click on the Add button, type in the command and give a shortcut key. I used F12.

Working with J2ME on Linux in 2017

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I recently had to work on the J2ME platform for a course at my university. It is an old technology and does not have many recent articles about using or installing J2ME on Linux. J2ME SDK has had no support for Linux for a long time. The SDK 3.x only has support for Mac and Windows. The last version available was by Sun which is called the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.