Linux: Persistent Live USB with Extra Space

Apparently, persistent live USBs are fairly simple to set up. I originally learned to create one for Linux Mint Debian Edition from here. It turns out that the procedure is exactly the same for some other ISOs. Specifically, I tried it on CrunchBang because I couldn’t find a specific guide for CrunchBang Waldorf. I also prefer to have some extra space on my USB for other storage space, so I tried tacking on an extra partition at the end, and it worked! (Your mileage may vary; at least one OS, Elementary, didn’t work with this method.)

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Linux: codefireX NotifyMyAndroid Script

I wrote up a quick cfx_nma.sh script in bash that parses the synergye.codefi.re/__ pages for new updates. It then uses the Notify My Android (NMA) API to send notifications to my phone.

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Linux: Arch Switch to Systemd

Arch has switched to systemd. With that guide, migration on both of my computers was simple. That is all.

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Linux: Console Applications

I love console applications. I just like the look of them. I mean, the speed is nice, and the bafflement on other peoples’ faces when they see my screen is always fun, but mostly I just like how they look.  I mean, look how pretty!

That’s the music player moc. And here’s the IRC client irssi:

I like how the colorschemes adhere to your terminal’s colorscheme, creating uniformity (a little like GTK themes). In my case, I use urxvt, so the colors are determined by ~/.Xresources. I use the solarized colorscheme.

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ROMs: CodefireX Screenshots

Just some requested screenshots, from 1002. Easier to put them here than on XDA. It looks like stock Jellybean, so I’m not sure what good screenshots will do, so I included some shots of the specialized CodefireX settings.

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ROMs: codefireX

It’s just too difficult to update my rundown of codefireX settings here. More are added almost daily. Therefore, I have created a quick flowchart detailing the settings available in the codefireX ROMs. I will be updating it regularly. It will be “hosted” at 2012.11.01 EDIT: Google Docs until I figure out a better place to put it.

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Linux: Dotfiler (Dotfiles on Git)

I keep my dotfiles backed up on GitHub. Until yesterday, I did so by directly adding dotfiles to my repos from my home folder (~). This was silly, and I knew this was silly: it prevents you from creating any other git repositories in your home folder.

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ROMs: HTC Inspire 4G and Desire HD [Update]

Since my last post on ROMs for the HTC Inspire 4G apparently is the most-visited post on this blog, I figured I should do a quick update. The original post has been updated as well to reflect the changes in this post.

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Tools: IFTTT and Feed43

I discovered IFTTT recently. It takes triggers from a variety of sources and then takes various actions based on those triggers. For example, I like to watch GophersVids’ channel on Youtube. He uploads Let’s Play Skyrim videos, along with several others. So I have IFTTT trigger when he uploads a new video, and it takes action by sending me a message via Google Talk. Note that the YouTube trigger doesn’t seem to work for me, so I use the API with http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/<username>/uploads.

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