Author: Tavis

Managing Users with KDE

KDE Plasma Workspaces provide a graphical interface and lots of eye candy for the desktop Linux experience. Many would argue that it is equal to or even better at this than Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. KDE, however, is

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Skullgirls: One Very Weird Game

This new fighting game called Skullgirls is about as weird as a fighting game can get. If Street Fighter could take LSD, this is what the hallucination would look like.   Yes, that I means I’m going to download it.

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Secure and Encrypt Your Files with Truecrypt

File encryption is not just the stuff of spy movies. There are plenty of practical reasons why you might decide to encrypt a single file, multiple files, or even an entire drive. If you keep sensitive digital copies of financial

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My Book, The Golden Scrolls, on the Kindle

This post is a shameless self promotion. In case you did not know I wrote fiction, my book, The Golden Scrolls, is available on the Kindle for only $2.99. Even if you do not have a Kindle device, you can

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How to Batch Rename Files in KDE

KDE is the desktop environment of choice for many of the world’s Linux, BSD, and Unix users. It is easy to use and provides a solid graphical interface for many advanced operating system features. One of those advanced features is

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KDE File Dialog Now in Chromium Dev Build

Earlier, I reported that Google Chrome / Chromium would soon have KDE file dialogs for saving and opening files. This morning I installed a development build of Chromium 16, and there it is, native KDE file dialog support by default.

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How to Fix a Broken Grub Installation in Linux

Of all the errors messages and problems I have encountered over the years with Linux, there are few that I found more frightening than this one: No such device: UUID=ca40b0c0-3068-4808-bea2-9b439d31e1c2 Grub Rescue > Even with a kernel panic, your system

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Facebook Page

So, I just made a Facebook page for this site. Hopefully, it will be a way for people with questions and comments to open up discussions about the topics.  And yes, I plan to actually start posting topics regularly. As

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Google Chrome to Get KDE File Dialog Support

This news should make KDE users happy. One of the issues with using any non-KDE apps with KDE is that you often get stuck with a GTK file dialog. In my opinion, the GTK file picker just does not measure

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3 Ways to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

Streaming media has quickly become a significant component of entertainment in many people’s lives. For evidence of that, look no further than the statistics indicating that Netflix accounts for as much as 30 percent of all Internet traffic during peak

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