Streamripper 1.64.4 deb packages for Intrepid

I wanted Streamripper 1.64.4 for Intrepid so I made the deb package myself!

Streamripper is (obviously) a program that rips audio (radio) streams into files. It supports mp3 and ogg as output files. There are different third-party front-ends that you can use for those who needs a GUI (graphical user interface) and there is also a winamp add-on of the same name with customizable skins.

You can use it as a relay server when you rip your favorite station:

streamripper -r http://mystation/

And then connect to either one (depending on your player):

http://localhost:8000/
http://localhost:8000/.ogg
http://localhost:8000/;stream.nsv

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Artha 0.8.0 (thesaurus) .deb package for Ubuntu Intrepid

Yesterday I looked at freshmeat.org to look for GPL’ed software I didn’t know of, and I found amongst others: Artha 0.8.0 .
(see at the bottom of this post for a screenshot).

Artha is a quite powerful thesaurus for Linux and Gnome. It uses GTK+ and is written in C using Glib, and built using Autotools. This is a well-packaged software, very clean code source and powerful. A very neat app to test out!

It is a handy GUI thesaurus that focuses on high usability, without trading off simplicity and ease of use.

Here are some of the features it contains (from official website):

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How to remove the login prompt at start up (Ubuntu)

If you are totally sure to trust every one who can access your computer, you can follow this tip to remove the login prompt / activate the automatic login.
This might only work for Ubuntu/Gnome.

  1. Go to System > Administration > Login screen setup.
  2. Click on the Security tab.
  3. Check the Enable Automatic Login box.
  4. Choose/Type the user that you want.
  5. Close the window.
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