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About five years ago I answered a question on Superuser.com — Can I close firefox browser tab or firefox browser from ubuntu terminal? My answer to this question was to use wmctrl, a CLI program to interact with an X Window Manager. I had completely forgotten about answering that question until today when I was…

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magic-wormhole Is a CLI program to quickly, securely, and easily transfer files from one computer to another. I thought the README.md for magic-wormhole was lacking some details on how to install the program on Windows. This sort of thing is probably obvious to any Windows Python dev, but I’m a Linux guy so I was…

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I started up a new Naemon (Nagios fork) server, and I came across this error while monitoring a Cisco switch. chris@machine:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins$ ./check_snmp -H 192.168.1.62 -C public -o sysUpTime.0 CRITICAL – Plugin timed out while executing system call I researched a bit, and found lots of unresolved forum and mailing list threads about the same issue.…

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Prerequisites sudo apt-get install build-essential libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev Set up CUPS driver Download the Linux toolkit from DYMO Extract tar xvf dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz change to directory of extracted files cd dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.5/ configure the CUPS driver ./configure compile the driver make install the driver sudo make install Now you can go to http://127.0.0.1:631 and add the printer. Use…

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I’m switching from OSX to Ubuntu, and I’d like to be able to play my favorite game. Playonlinux has an install script for League of Legends, but it hasn’t been maintained in awhile, and there are some show stopping bugs. Here is how I got League of Legends to run on Ubuntu 14.04 in September…

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You may run into errors when running OpenBazaar-Server. One common error is this: Traceback (most recent call last): File “openbazaard.py”, line 8, in <module> import stun ImportError: No module named stun This happens because Python (which is running OpenBazaar-Server) doesn’t have access to the Python module, stun. If you have already run the command, pip…

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Openbazaar on AWS via @mariodian’s guide For this guide, you will need a little patience, a notepad, and a BASH shell with SSH support. If you’re on Linux or OSX, you have everything you need. If you’re on Windows, you will need to download Cygwin, PuTTY, or if you’re on Windows 10, you’ll need Bash.…

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