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Patrick G
Patrick G
I like to write code. I love open source software. I like to self-host stuff.
Projects
You may find more projects in my GitHub profile or on my Git server.
Linux Tips
Running Debian on the Acer Aspire ES1-522 laptop

I recently needed to help install Debian on an Acer Aspire ES1-522 laptop. There were quite a few issues to do with drivers.

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Configuring git-credential-cache on linux

git-credential-cache is a useful tool to remember your HTTP/HTTPS git credentials (though you really should be using SSH instead). It’s useful for things like long passwords or access tokens. It stores them in memory for a certain number of seconds.

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Configuring VirtualBox autostart on Linux

It is often useful to configure VirtualBox virtual machines to automatically start and stop on startup and shutdown. The official documentation is a bit unclear, so I have made a tutorial about how to configure it.

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How to get Vino VNC Server to connect properly

This article assumes you have set up the Vino VNC server correctly, but your client gives you a message like “encryption not supported” or “the authentication method requested is not availaible”.

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A collection of tweaks for Fedora

I have made a new page where I am putting useful tweaks and tips for Fedora. Some examples are: getting a color prompt in bash, hiding the GRUB menu, a list of links to packages for third-party apps, and lots more. Click here, or look below to see the full collection.

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How to record screencasts in GNOME

One little-known feature of the GNOME desktop environment is that it has the ability to record screencasts. By default, the keyboard shortcut to do so is CTRLALTSHIFTR. Press it again to stop recording. This will save the video as a webm video into your Videos folder.

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SimpleMarkdown 2.0 released

I have finished SimpleMarkdown 2.0, a markdown editor for Windows. I have rewritten it in C#, improved the design, fixed bugs, added features and themes, improved the stability, and more.

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BookReader 2.0.0 released

I have released version 2.0.0 of BookReader. BookReader is a powerful application for Windows and Linux which allows you to read ePub documents. It has bookmarks, book search, stats, a portable version, color schemes, a clean design and more. You can download it from the BookReader site. It was written in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript using NW.JS.

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ePubViewer 2.0.0 Released

I have finished version 2 of my webapp for reading epub ebooks ePubViewer. It features a Book info panel including the cover, title, author, percent read, current chapter, and more. It also has a brand-new UI style. I have also fixed many bugs.

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Creating a web-based ePub viewer

I have been working on a webapp for reading EPUB eBooks. Try it out here: http://geek1011.github.io/ePubViewer. It has been tested on Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox 20+, Google Chrome 30+, and Opera 30+.

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A Markov chain generator

Markov chains can generate some random, but mostly real-looking text from some existing text. I have a Javascript and HTML implementation on my site. See the link below to try it out.

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KoboUpdater - A tool to upgrade the firmware of your Kobo on Linux

A tool to easily update your Kobo’s firmware to the latest version on Linux.

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