Skype4Slackware : a Skype packager for Slackware

Microsoft makes packages of “Skype For Linux” only in .deb and .rpm format. If you want to use them on Slackware you have, every time, to download the file,  convert it into a native package and install it. Can we execute this procedure using a tool that requires only to be launched ? The answer is simple : YES. See how to …

Install Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux

Installing an instance of Mozilla Firefox portable on Linux is pretty simple but this action could reserve you some trouble if you have to do it manually every time. Because of this i created a very simple script which does the dirty job and can create a portable installation of this the browser. Supported Firefox versions, …

MultiCopy: copy a file to multiple destinations

Often i have to copy manually a single file into many destination directories (or files), so i decided to create a command line tool to do help me in doing this task: Multicopy (mcp). The program can be used as show below: mcp <src_file> <directory_1> <directory_2> … <directory_n> copy file <src_file> into the given directories …

Manage D-Link DCS-960L motion detection using rfid tokens

After having presented RFIDer and after having show you a simple shell script to control motion detecion of a D-Link DCS-960L, i want to describe how to merge those two programs in order to enable/disable motion detection using rfid tokens and a rfid reader. As usually i’m using a RaspberryPI as a central unit.

Manage D-Link DCS-960L motion detection using a RaspberryPi

Installing and configuring a surveillance camera is becoming an operation very easy and very common, strong technical skills are not required anymore. The question is: can we control a “home camera”  with our RaspberryPi ? The short answer is: YES ! I’ll show how to use the RaspberryPi to control, using jus the linux shell, a D-Link DCS-960L .

Linux – suspend Thunderbird when screensaver is active

If you have configured many Thunderbird’s mail filters and you don’t want them to be applied when you are away from your computer, maybe because (like me) you want to have all the messages in the standard Inbox when you are reading them on the smartphone, you could try to suspend Thunderbird when screensaver is active.   A …

Android icons creation tool

Are you developing an Android application and have you to convert an image to a set of icons ? Do you want to avoid as much as possible repetitive manual operations ? Here you can find a tool to convert a single image to the set of icons needed by Android for various device screen …