How to SSH into your home computer to access media files, documents, processes, or anything else you might need

I wanted access to my home machine so I could access any files I want. Dropbox is pretty awesome, but if you’ve forgotten to put something in your Dropbox folder, you’ll be in deep trouble. (1) Run “sudo apt-get install openssh-server” at the command line. (2) Run “sudo cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.original”. This copies your original […]

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How to batch scan using Xsane

If you’re like me, you can’t throw important documents away, but there’s no easy way to scan old records, tax documents, and all the crap you’re supposed to save for 7 or 10 years…or however long taxes are supposed to stick around. Unfortunately, batch scanning with Xsane using an ADF (auto document feeder) is not […]

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Why are we always trying to copy Windows?

There are skins for each of the OSs that aren’t Windows–to make them LOOK like Windows. http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/08/26/199228/Making-Ubuntu-Look-Like-Windows-7 There’s the latest; why is everyone trying so hard? There’s the usual answer; the more you make OSS look like proprietary software, the more likely that n00bs will give it a shot–but does this turn you off of […]

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