openoffice menu & font resize

here is a simple way to shrink down the sizes of your fonts and menus in openoffice3: fonts: echo “Xft.dpi: 80” > ~/.Xdefaults change the 80 to a size that fits you best edit 20-nov-2008: this will obviously override .gtkrc & .gtkrc-2.0 menus: open any oo program tools —> options —-> —-> view change … Read More

show a progress bar while copying

i did this more for the fact that sometimes it want to know what progress really large files are at. this method does cause some overhead and is not as fast as just a regular cp, but who cares. user $ pv ../test500M | dd of=../test/test500M 500MB 0:00:13 [36.6MB/s] [==============================================>] 100% 1024000+0 records in 1024000+0 … Read More

minimalist desktop .xinitrc

here is a copy of my .xinitrc its a bit light since my machine is started from slim: [ -f $HOME/.Xdefaults ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xdefaults xsetroot -solid \#000000 xsetroot -cursor_name crosshair /usr/bin/evilwm -snap 10 & xv -quit -root -rmode 5 -max ~/.e16/backgrounds/3d\ smilies_1920x1200-474974.jpeg & exec xclock -digital -padding 2 -g -0+0 xbindkeys & exec sleep … Read More

scp speeds

so i was scp’ing some files across my network when i realized that there is / was something wronf with the speeds at which the transfers were occuring. here is what i learned we will create a test file to copy around the network (not to big or it will take forever but not to … Read More

vulgar display of drivespace

uranus ~ $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 72G 28G 41G 41% / udev 10M 164K 9.9M 2% /dev /dev/sda1 99M 53M 42M 56% /boot none 1006M 0 1006M 0% /dev/shm mercury:/mnt/sdb1 68G 295M 64G 1% /media/mercury mercury:/var/www 67G 2.1G 62G 4% /media/mercury_web pluto:/mnt/disk1/All 909G 609G 254G 71% /media/pluto sol:/mnt/sol … Read More