A while ago I found this article http://jeffreyv.hubpages.com/hub/Youtube-to-MP3-on-Ubuntu-Linux it did exactly what it wanted at the time but me been lazy like I am decided it was time to upgrade it a bit mainly so I just need to supply it with the location URL and it names the file itself. cue investigation into youtube-dl (which is awesome) after finding that it can return the video’s title I fairly quickly got the rest sorted so here it is: Continue reading “My improved youtube2mp3 converter script”
Update 10/1/13: A number of the instructions listed here are now out of date and there are now much better guides and articles available than were available at the time I originally wrote this article. Two of the more useful guides are available here and here I will be leaving this here for reference (as some of it still holds true) but not updating it any further for the foreseeable future as I don’t have the time available
I took the plunge today and installed Xfce on my Ubuntu Laptop after my last fight with unity on gnome after discovering the magic of panels and the fact you can have them auto hide I am glad I switched but one thing is missing a button the toggle the auto-hide so I cant turn it off easily with out going through many layers of menus, so I decided to add one. Continue reading “Add a button to toggle auto-hide with XFCE on Ubuntu 12.04”
anyway here it is get it while its hot(my git server died & I haven’t recovered the data yet)
I needed to have my minecraft server auto start when the server was powered on so after a couple of hours and lots or trial and error I found this helpful site and 5 minutes later my minecraft server was auto starting below is the final code used in my upstart script.
Today I spent setting up my own git server details soon!
pity I didn’t find this sooner helps a lot: http://git-scm.com/book/en
sound on ubuntu-server http://howto.blbosti.com/2010/03/ubuntu-server-install-alsa-sound-and-moc-music-on-console/
sound on a raspberry pi http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/06/raspberry-pi-speakers-analog-sound-test/
Today I got serial working on my pi I’m using a spark fun level converter board and a USB to serial adapter
And here is the proof: