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28Oct/11Off

Broadcast Multiple SSIDs From One Computer

NetworkList

 

MDK3 is a Linux program that will allow you to do all sorts of things with wireless beacon frames.  One of the things you can do is broadcast a list of fake access points from a single wireless card. Good for illustrating that users shouldn't just connect to any open AP that they come across.

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7Jun/11Off

Try Mozilla’s Webian Shell

Webian Shell is a full screen web browser (simular to Chrome OS) with a minimal interface, and is very web standard compliant. It's still in a very early stage, but worth checking out if you've been following Chrome OS.

You can download it from Webian.org

To run in Windows and Mac OS, you unzip the file and run the executable.

In Linux, download and run:

tar -zxvf webian_shell_0.1-linux_xx.tar.gz
cd Webian\ Shell/
./Webian\ Shell

 

To install Webian Shell in Ubuntu, so you can run it by just typing webian in the terminal:

tar -zxvf webian_shell_0.1-linux_xx.tar.gz
sudo cp -r Webian\ Shell/ /usr/share
sudo ln -s /usr/share/Webian\ Shell/Webian\ Shell /usr/bin/webian

 

Now you only have to type webian into the terminal to run, regardless of directory. You could also create a launcher that points to /usr/bin/webian.

Official Project Page

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26May/11Off

Downgrade Miro From 4.0 to 3.5

Miro Database Error

 

Miro is a great open source application for managing video podcasts. However, when I upgraded to version 4 I was having issues with the program. So I tried to downgrade it by downloading and installing an old version from here, which resulted in this database error.

Luckily, Miro creates a backup of your database when performing  an update. To get the old version working again, you need to replace the new database file with the old one. If you can still open Miro, go to Help > Diagnostics to view where the database is stored.

If you can't open Miro, use the list below to find the database for your OS.

Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\(yourusername)\Application Data\Participatory Culture Foundation\Miro\Support\sqlitedb

Vista/Win7: C:\Users\(yourusername)\AppData\Roaming\Participatory Culture Foundation\Miro\Support\sqlitedb

OS X: /Users/(you)/Library/Application Support/Miro/sqlitedb

Linux: ~yourhome/.miro/sqlitedb

 

In the same folder as the sqlitedb file, there should be a dbbackups folder. Rename and copy the most recent database backup, from the dbbackups folder, to sqlitedb and replace the newer sqlitedb file with the backup. Now you can run the old version of Miro without losing all the feeds and playback info.

If you haven't tried Miro, check it out at getmiro.com

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17May/11Off

Get the Ubuntu Font Family in Windows

You can download the .zip file directly here. Extract and install just like any other font. Then the Ubuntu font option will be available in all your programs.

In Vista and Windows 7, you can just double-click the .ttf files and they will install.

In Windows XP:

Click Start -> Control Panel

Double-click fonts (If you don't see the Fonts icon in the Control Panel, click "Switch to Classic View" on the left side of the Control Panel)

Click File -> Install New Font...

Now all you have to do is use the old style folder browser at the bottom of the Window, and navigate to where you extracted the .ttf files.

Archaic Folders

Select All and click OK. Now you can enjoy creating documents and whatnot with this great looking font.

Ubuntu Font Download Page

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