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VI Shortcuts & Commands For Newbies

This is a collection of some of the basic VI commands and shortcuts for newbies.

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Solution: Converting flac to mp3

Sometimes you need to convert a load of flac files to mp3’s, for example when wanting to listen them on your mp3 player.

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Adding EC2 instances to Route53

Today’s nifty bit of code is a startup/shutdown script for linux that allows you to add an EC2 instance to Amazon’s Route53 DNS automatically when you start up the instance, and remove it when the instance is knocked down.

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How To Hedge Against Amazon Web Services RDS Outages

If you’re familiar with Amazon Web Services, then you know that it is supposed to have enough redundancy at Amazon’s data centers to protect against such an issue.

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Cropping multiple images the same way (short tutorial)

Sometimes you’ll want to crop the same area from multiple images (think of taking the contents of the same window from a load of screenshots).

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Linux Game Programming Tutorial 2: Texture Quads / 2D Images

Most of you will be happy with starting out making 2D games, others would want to jump right in to 3D.

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Introduction: FLAC, the Free Lossless Audio Codec

This article tells about FLAC: what is it, why use it and how to use it?

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Solution: Resetting your screen resolution with xrandr

I recently discovered a very useful tool: xrandr.

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How to Make Your Boss Angry — Bad Linux Sysadmin Practices

“You’re fired!” yells a red-headed, more or less bald guy in a suit.

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Solution: Converting Line Breaks In Linux

Linux text files and Windows text files differ from each other in an important aspect.