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DVDisaster cover story in Linux Format 116

I wrote the cover story on DVDisaster for the latest issue of Linux Format magazine. This is my first article for LXF and it was a wonderful experience. It’s quite different from writing for in many ways. While pressed for a more to-the-point structure, LXF insists on entertaining readers and not being a [...]


Tidy up your filesystem with FSlint

My latest article in now live on This time I talk about FSlint, a nifty little tool that helps you clean your filesystem by pointing out junk in the form of empty directories, corrupt symlinks, files with bad names, duplicate and temp files, and more. Enjoy the article and clean up your systems. Cheers!


UberScript lets you do more with XChat

That’s the title of my article about UberScript, the amazing XChat plugin. Ever since coming across UberScript, I’ve only heard great things about it. It really is a fantastic little tool that many people appreciate. Certainly makes my XChat experience more pleasant. Enjoy the article and have fun with UberScript. Cheers!


FSF Compliance Lab online meeting addresses license questions

I wrote an article for about the IRC meeting held on the 24th by the FSF Free Software Licensing and Compliance Lab. The purpose of the meet was to address some of the recent FUD surrounding GPLv3 and also to answer any questions about it or the other new licenses. GeekyBodhi submitted the article [...]


Extending Nautilus context menus with Nautilus-actions

My latest article on discusses the fantastic Nautilus-actions extension for Nautilus. There are literally dozens of plugins and extensions for Nautilus, the default file manager on the GNOME desktop environment, but there is just one that allows you to customize the Nautilus context menu items. The Nautilus-actions extension enables you to add customized entries [...]


Expert tricks for Nautilus

My latest article on is now online. It talks of two Nautilus extensions that I really find useful. The article discusses 1) Opening terminal from within Nautilus and 2) Changing image resolution. The second is very special, since you can do away with opening any special program to change the resolution of the images. [...]


Implementing quotas to restrict disk space usage

My latest article on discusses implementing disk quotas to restrict a users’ disk space usage. From the article: If you manage a system that’s accessed by multiple users, you might have a user who hogs the disk space. Using disk quotas you can limit the amount of space available to each user. It’s fairly [...]


Secrets of the man command

My latest article on reveals two very useful albeit less known secrets of the man command. That’s right! The most used command on any Linux box, man, has two secrets that can save lives. Well almost. They do however save a lot of time, mouse clicks, head scratching and more. So head on over [...]


Pain-free disk space management with LVM

Once again, I inform you all of my article after it has done it’s round on all major news websites (read: lxer, linuxtoday, etc.). This article is about LVM. It covers how to setup LVM and some of the popular use cases, like extending you logical volume or the size of the volume group. If [...]


Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional

That’s the title of the latest Fedora title from Apress. It’s what kept me busy these past several months. To browse through the TOC of my book, visit the book’s page on You will find exciting deals on the book on Amazon. It’s time now to thank the people who’ve contributed towards making this [...]

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