Posts under ‘Apps’

Regexxer GUI search and replace tool

I rarely have to search and replace a string in hundreds of files at once, so I can never remember how to use sed commands properly. Regexxer is a GUI that works very well for large find and replace jobs.

MP3Gain for inncreasing mp3 volume and quality

I use home-made mp3 files a lot in my work, often ripped from movie DVDs. Recently I found I hadn’t prepared them at an appropriate volume. This tool is great for fixing mp3 file volume issues: mp3Gain, thank you!

Useful page for those getting Deprecated error messages with PHP 5.3x

This might come in handy if you’re getting Deprecated errors, most likely with ereg: PHP: Deprecated features in PHP 5.3.x – Manual Deprecated features in PHP 5.3.x PHP 5.3.0 introduces two new error levels: E_DEPRECATED and E_USER_DEPRECATED. The E_DEPRECATED error level is used to indicate that a function or feature has been deprecated. The E_USER_DEPRECATED […]

Mukurtu – open source archive system

This looks like something to watch. I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl: Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) 1. A free and open source community archive platform that provides international standards-based content management tools adaptable to the local cultural protocols and intellectual property systems of indigenous communities, libraries, archives, and museums. 2. A flexible and robust […]

FC13 Tomboy sync error: The keyring daemon is not available

I had Tomboy set up to sync using webdav, but when I installed FC13 and tried to configure Tomboy, I got the following error: The keyring daemon is not available My solution was to install sshfs: yum install sshfs I also installed gnome-do-plugins-tomboy using yumex. I then went into my server and copied all the […]

Test post from Zoho

Posting from Zoho writer I’m test posting from within Zoho writer. I’ve been playing around with Zoho ( for a day or so and so far really like it. Let’ see how easy this is to post. (If this were a movie, you would now see a clock with the big hand fast forwarding a […]

Six Office Alternatives

Articles such as the one linked below appear regularly, and I hope they continue to given that new services are appearing all the time. After reading the article linked below, I tried Zoho ( and it looks very promising. Six office alternatives Six office alternatives Microsoft will release Office 2010 in June but until then […]

Free graphics software

Here’s a good reference for free image software. I’m a big Gimp fan so, being a creature of habit, I probably won’t seriously try anything else out until Gimp can’t do something I want it to do. But I’ll probably give a couple of them a spin. It’s also a good list to have for […]

Skype on FC11, pulseaudio interfering with sound

I’ve installed Skype on three FC11 machines, two identical boxes and one laptop. Everything works on the laptop, but initially the sound wasn’t working on the boxes and the video still doesn’t work (it appears scrambled.) I can live without the video for now. To get the sound working, I removed pulseaudio using yum remove […]

DVD Flick

Here’s some good opensource software if you need to create some DVDs. It’s apparently only available for Windows at the moment, but it seems to work very well. Flick