Monthly Archive: February 2012

Mounting Box.net on Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10 3

Mounting Box.net on Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10

Right now, through March 23, Box.net is running a promotion to give you a free 50 GB for life (instead of their normal 5 GB) if you signup through their Android application. If you don’t know, Box.net offers cloud file storage and sync, much like Dropbox. Personally, I prefer to use Spideroak, but I figured I’d give it a shot for a free 50 GB. Now I’m not going to...

Greenshot – The most amazing screenshot app ever 2

Greenshot – The most amazing screenshot app ever

This past weekend I was over at Lauren’s house and while waiting for her to finish getting ready, I was looking through msconfig on her laptop (I’m an IT guy, sue me). One of the items I found that I’d never heard of before was Greenshot. I looked it up and asked her about it. She told me it was the most amazing screenshot application she’d ever used. I thought...

Recording high quality voice prompts for Asterisk 4

Recording high quality voice prompts for Asterisk

Recently I’ve found myself setting up a new Asterisk box, which is oddly one of my favorite tasks. IP Telephony (or VoIP for the rest of us) is quite fun to play with. Office phones and IVRs are something that everyone uses. It’s really nice to see something you have built used day in and day out without anyone ever noticing it. Asterisk doubles this fun because A) You can...

Non-interactive (Unattended) password change under Ubuntu 0

Non-interactive (Unattended) password change under Ubuntu

Last night I had programmatically created a large number of users on a server. Today, I started getting emails from the users complaining that their new accounts didn’t work. Turns out my user creation script had not set their passwords correctly, so I needed to reset everyone’s password. Try as I might, I could not find an automagic method to do so with passwd; thankfully, it turns out there is...