Category Archives: opensource

Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 2 – Web Dev Tools

Following Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 1 Sublime Text I’m a Sublime Text convert. Official docs are sparse, but there are great unofficial (community) docs for Sublime Text. It’s quite easy to install on Ubuntu/Kubuntu via webupd8. LiveReload Change a file in your project … Continue reading

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Monitors won’t sleep (power management) if synergy is running

Similar question to Monitor won’t enter power save mode, however I only experience the problem under synergy. Screensaver settings work, but the monitors never go to sleep. When synergy is not running, monitors go to sleep at the interval set … Continue reading

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Modeling Theater Sets with POV-Ray (Part 3)

This post is part of a how-to series for using POV-Ray to model theater sets. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2. In part 3 I talk about techniques for creating images from the model that can be … Continue reading

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Modeling Theater Sets with POV-Ray (Part 2)

In part one we saw how to setup a basic scene with POV-Ray and render it to an image. We also declared a bunch of standard size scenery flats for use in modeling our set. Oh, and I warned there … Continue reading

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Modeling Theater Sets with POV-Ray

I got a lot of compliments about the computer model I built for Harvey’s set and a few people asked me how I did it. My way is a bit computer geek intense, so I don’t recommend you do it … Continue reading

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Avidemux video editor

Virtualdub is the free video editing power-user’s tool of choice, but as a casual user, I find it a bit difficult to setup correctly and use. Recently I found Avidemux which works quite well, even though it’s still “preview” status, … Continue reading

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