dot-clipboard monitors your clipboard and runs scripts based on its content
I missed the announcement last month, but these are good enough news to share even later: Google Chrome Remote Desktop now works with your Android device.
This is obviously for Windows and Macs machines, but these are usually the ones needing remote access anyway. Linux people have always known how to access their machines remotely.
Pushover – simple notifications for Android, iOS, and Desktop.
Three seconds after switching to MATE Desktop, I am in love. It’s been a long while now that I’ve been trying to get used to Gnome 3, gave up, switched to KDE 4, which is better, but nowhere near as good as Gnome 2. All of a sudden, all those distant memories of a useful, stable, working desktop environment which is completely out of your way are a reality again.
I’ve only done it on my home laptop for now. But with positive feelings that strong, I think my work laptop will be switched over on Monday. Huge thank you goes to both everyone who made Gnome 2 an awesome desktop and those who forked the MATE. Please keep it up!
Not the best start of the week today. For some weird reason my desktop’s screen resolution crashed into a safe 1024×768 mode today. No updates, no changes in configuration, not even a reboot – just in the middle of the working morning. I’ve tried to fix it to no avail, installed updates, and even rebooted. Nothing seemed to help. Google to the rescue, and I find this handy page that shows step by step how to use xrandr to fix things. I knew about xrandr for a few years now, but it’sbeen decades since I had to use it, so I’m rusty. 15 seconds later I have the following script ready:
#!/bin/bash #gtf 1280 1024 60 xrandr --newmode "1280x1024_60.00" 108.88 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1060 -HSync +Vsync xrandr --addmode VGA1 1280x1024_60.00 xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024_60.00
Run it once and all is back to normal. In fact, after a few minutes in 1024×768 mode, it feels like I have a better monitor now than I used to. They say, you need to lose something to really appreciate what you have. Until today I thought I had a crappy old monitor. But just a few minutes in a lower resolution make me appreciate it a lot now.
Add security to your desktop by automatically locking and unlocking the screen when you and your phone leave/enter the desk. Think of a proximity detector for your mobile phone via bluetooth.
Nobody can say if GNOME 3 is better or worse than GNOME 2.
A whole lot of people, yours truly included, have said that GNOME 3 is much worse than GNOME 2. That should account for something.