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Dropbox : Easy Way To Share and Store Files Online

I’ve been auditing some of the applications that I use day-to-day and thought I might share some tips about them. I’ve found that most people tend to get comfortable with a certain set of applications and rarely break out of that set. The beauty of the Free Software world is that the number and quality of available applications is constantly expanding. Hopefully some of the applications I can share here will make your computer usage more efficient and more fun! Today I wanted to talk about Dropbox. It is a really simple way to store and share files online. I have been using it for a while now, primarily to share files between multiple laptops but also to share quick files and screenshots with people. I’ve got it installed on my work laptop (Dell D630), personal laptop (Macbook) and work Desktop. Anytime I need to quickly share a file from one machine to another (or even all) I simply drop it into my Dropbox folder and its instantly synchronized to the other machines. Read more

Gnome Terminal Shortcut Keys

I’m a keyboard junky. I’ll admit it. Anytime I *have* to use the mouse I feel like I’ve just slowed down my work. Considering most of the work (at least my work) is done directly into the keyboard, taking my hand off the keys to move something is time I’m not getting back. To that extent I’ve collected a number of keyboard shortcuts to allow me to do as much as I can without ever leaving the keys. The shortcuts I wanted to share today are regarding maximizing, minimizing, un-maximizing, moving and resizing the gnome-terminal. Shortcuts Maximize: alt-F10 Minimize: alt-F9 Un-Maximize: alt-F5 Move: alt-F7 Resize: alt-F8 With these few shortcuts you should new be able to resize your terminals, shrink or enlarge them and even move them without leaving your keyboard. Thank goodness for shortcut keys. Where would we be without them? Ohh, yeah, I think its called Mac OS X 😉