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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]

Use Google Music in Ubuntu without keeping a browser tab open. Google Music Frame lets you run your favorite web-based music software in the background, showing notifications when a new song plays and allowing you to change tracks the way you’re used to. Google Music puts all of your music in the cloud, so you can listen to it on any computer.

09-11-2011
How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu [Linux]
Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]

Linux Windows

Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]

Let your computer do the talking. Install eSpeak and you can make your computer say anything, in a wide variety of languages. Looking for a lightweight text to speech program? Whether you want to listen to your favorite blog while doing the dishes, or just make your computer say naughty words to your friends so you can giggle like schoolchildren, eSpeak is a great tool for the job.

05-11-2011
Give Your Computer A Voice With eSpeak [Windows & Linux]
Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]

Linux

Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]

Do you love Ubuntu, but prefer Gnome Shell to Unity? You’re not alone, but you’re also in luck. Ubuntu 11.10 makes it easy to install Gnome Shell. Not liking where Gnome was heading, the Ubuntu team decided to build Gnome into a desktop of their own devising – Unity. Simply put, Unity is a different interface, or shell, for Gnome.

03-11-2011
Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer [Linux]
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

Browsers

Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB

Finding long, fulfilling articles to read is both rewarding and relaxing, but reading articles on your web browser isn’t always ideal. Epub files can be read on most e-readers, including your Android and iOS devices, so you know you will be able to read this file on pretty much any device. dotEPUB is simple to use, and useful for anyone who regularly reads long articles.

02-11-2011
Instantly Convert Webpages To Cross-Platform eBooks With dotEPUB
CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]

Linux Mac

CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]

Browse an assortment of amazingly useful commands. Whether you’re an veteran system admin or a command-line neophyte striving to discover more, CommandLineFu is a vote-driven collection of commands that serves up thousands of ideas you should have thought of but didn’t. Some see the command line as Linux’s weak point, the ultimate symbol of a system lacking ease of use.

29-10-2011
CommandLineFu: Amazing Collection Of Command Line Gems [Linux & Mac]
Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome

Windows

Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome

Is your Windows progress bar stupid, green and boring? Make it 5011% more awesome: add the infamous Nyan cat to it, complete with the trademark music and rainbow. It’s just a simple download away. There are plenty of articles explaining how to do useful things on our website. This isn’t one of them. This article explains how to make your progress bar awesome.

22-10-2011
Add Nyan Cat To Your Progress Bars, Because It’s Awesome
Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes

Internet

Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes

If you’re like most people, your job (or jobs) requires that you focus on more than one task every day. It’s easy, under such circumstances, to have no idea which tasks are taking up most of your time – or, for that matter, which tasks are wasting your time. With a full-featured web client plus apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, Toggl can help you track your time anywhere you might be.

19-10-2011
Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]

Linux

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]

It’s here! With a multitude of user interface improvements and a few new default programs, Ubuntu 11.10 keeps the premiere Linux distro moving forward. Whether you’re a long time Ubuntu user or a Windows/Mac user interested in trying something new, Ubuntu 11.10 is worth downloading now. The latest version of Ubuntu is numbered 11.10 and codenamed Oneiric Ocelot.

15-10-2011
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Is Out Now With New Default Programs [Linux]
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

Linux Mac

Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available

RAR files are smaller, easier to split and easier to recover than ZIP files. These three features mean RAR files are better than ZIP, even though ZIP files are far more common. If you use the Internet often then, in all likelihood, you’ve more than once downloaded a ZIP file. A ZIP is basically a compressed folder you can download as a single file.

13-10-2011
Why RAR Is Better Than ZIP & The Best RAR Software Available
Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]

Internet

Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]

If you’re reading this blog you’re likely the unofficial tech support for at least some of your friends. The problem is getting your technically challenged friend to launch any service. If there’s a client to download or a service to sign up for, getting the screen share up and running alone can take an hour of giving instructions over the phone. Good thing Quick Screen Share exists.

12-10-2011
Quick Screen Share: Screen Sharing Without Client Software Or User Accounts [Cross-Platform]
5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube

Internet

5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube

Are you tired of reading about useful software? Then take a break and watch these crazy stupid video clips. They won’t make you smarter, or a better person, but they will make you laugh. We’ve all done it – wasted a few hours trying to find hilarious, crazy stupid videos on YouTube. Below are some of my favorites, compiled for your viewing pleasure.

08-10-2011
5 Crazy Stupid Video Clips From The Depths Of YouTube
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