Improving Fedora Font Rendering with Open Software and Fonts Only

It is continuously discussed that some Fedora users do not like the font rendering in Fedora Linux and there are solutions to improve the font rendering with potentially non-free or non-licensed software/fonts. However, with only the open source fonts and software and little tricks, the font rendering on Fedora can be quite good. In this […]

Howtos for Git Submodule Commands (A Quick Git Submodule Cheat Sheet)

git submodule is a very useful tools in git to include other git repositories in one repository to handle cases such as library dependencies. In this post, I summarize some commonly used commands that I find useful for working with git submodule. For the list of full commands, check the git submodule manual. Add a […]

Improving ssh/scp Performance by Choosing Suitable Ciphers

Update on Oct. 9, 2014: You should be aware of the possible security problems of blowfish and it is suggested not to be used. Instead, you may consider ChaCha20 as suggested by Tony Arcieri. To use this with OpenSSH, you need to specify the Ciphers in your *.ssh/config* files as possibly with another default […]

How to Set Up A Gitolite Git Server – A Ten-Minute Tutorial

I ever introduced seting up git server using SSH or gitosis. However, gitolite is the way to go for managing git servers if you want an lightweight authentication layer. gitolite provides many very usefull features which can control each user’s right on each branch. I set up one gitolite git server and am very happy […]

Infrastructure Software For Fedora

Fedora is a popular distro supported by the RedHat Corporation. This article recommends you some infrastructure software and how to install them in details. Minimize and Maximize window ∞ 1, Install software gnome-tweak-tool # yum install gnome-tweak-tool 2, Start gnome-tweak-tool and set minimizing and maximizing functions as follows. Actually, gnome-tweak-tool has more functions than what […]

How to Configure Outlook-style Email Reply Header in Thunderbird

Thunderbird’s email reply header is short and not like the ones in Outlook and other email lients. Thunderbird provides several integrated reply headers. However, the Outlook-style reply header with sender, receiver, date, and other information are clear and useful (e.g. my boss cc’ed an email to me to let me handle a request and I […]

Thunderbird Tips: Default Descending Email Sort Order and Inline Quote When Reply

Thunderbird is a great email client and what make it special is deeply configurable like Firefox. For me, I like to view email in the descending sort order and inline quote relied email content when replying emails. Let’s look at how to set the default order as descending sort order and quote mode as inline […]

Thunderbird中使用Google Calendar及它的SMS功能

Google Calendar可以自动发短信提醒,这是一个非常棒的功能.为何不把它集成到Thunderbird中来呢. 首先安装Thunderbird的插件: Lightning 0.9 然后下载: Provider for Google Calendar 0.5.2 provider默认加入的提醒是pop-up.其实要把它改成sms非常简单: 将下载下来的.xpi文件unzip, 它就是一个zip包:) 然后修改其中的calGoogleUtils.js JavaScript文件, 将其中的两个pop-up修改为sms. 然后打包,再到Thunderbird下安装即可. 这样就把Google Calendar和Thunderbird集成到一直来啦.

How to Use MPlayer to Play DVD Directories / ISO Files / Disks

MPlayer is a universal (nearly) movie/music player on Linux and many more systems. It’s also my favourite player and MPlayer plays movie or music files in any format that I drop to it. Now, let’s take a look at how to use MPlayer play DVD. MPlayer plays “DVD” in many formats: DVD disks, ISO files, […]