Recording a Guitar solo into Audacity
First of all get your bass Guitar, DON'T plug it in your amp it may not be needed, convert the Guitar lead from standard jack down to a [3.5mm adapter] and plug it in your mic or line-in port for your sound card or laptop.
Then go to your sound preferences in puseaudio and make sure that input is enabled on the Hardware Tab (e.g. Stereo Duplex instead of Stereo Output) and select your input tab after that set your volume to 100% you can then run up [audacity] set the record In to mic then record.
Upgrading Version 2 Thunderbird to Version 3
If you have updated recently your version of Linux Distro in Ubuntu, Mint and others you might have hit on a couple of upgrade problems associated with the Thunderbird Version released with the distro. This howto covers the instructions needed to overcome these problems. At least one of the fixes is very simple the other is only slightly more complex.
Howto convert Mpeg or Mp4 to FLV Video file format
This is a very simple console conversion method I came across, in order to create this format it does depend to a large extent on the source file being converted from. In other words if you have a crap source file your resultant file will or may look worse, so always choose the best quality and best resolution file you can lay your hands on before converting.
Importing an Address Book
As a complete and utter novice to Linux one of the first things I found I needed was a working Address Book. My first attempt to import one was a total disaster, leaving field names and data all over the place.
Accordingly, this article explains, I hope, how to import into a Linux operated computer a backed up version of windows address book stored as a Comma separated values (csv) file on a flash memory stick.
What On Earth is Grep
As a tool "grep" is just one of those commands that once you begin to use you just can't do without, nothing in it name suggests what this command does. Grep Wikipedia documents grep as a command line text search utility originally written for Unix. The name is taken from the first letters in global / regular expression / print, a series of instructions for the ed text editor.
W64Codecs - Howto
I recently needed to come to the rescue of one of our club members the other day having some trouble playing some video content, so thought I would spell out what you need to add to get things working properly for both 32bit and 64bit systems for Jaunty Jackalope. Having the Flash Plugin now working on 64bit Firefox is great in Jauty Jackalope and only requires the installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras.
Converting "Mixed Case" filenames to "Lower Case"
Mania Drive - Motor Stunt Game
ManiaDrive is a free clone of Trackmania, the great game from NadÃ©o studio, and is an arcade car game on acrobatic tracks, with a quick and nervous gameplay (tracks almost never exceed one minute), and features a network mode, as the original.
Tar file archiver and compression utility
In computing, tar (derived from tape archive) is both a file format (in the form of a type of archive bitstream) and the name of the program used to handle such files. Initially developed as a raw format, used for tape backup and other sequential access devices for backup purposes, it is now commonly used to collate collections of files into one larger file, for distribution or archiving, while preserving file system information such as user and group permissions, dates, and directory structures.