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Bob Blanchard
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Two-way syncing Evolution Contacts and Calendar with Google on Ubuntu Trusty using SyncEvolution
SyncEvolution does the magic, this just is how to put it together. Follow SyncEvolution install instructions for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu https://syncevolution.org/documentation/installation Repeated here for convenience - do following as root or use sudo: ...

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Perfect Audio over RDP with padsp
Unfortunately, in the linux desktop world, some things just don't work.  Especially when it comes to webinars, web conferencing and the like, where the focus is on Windows desktops.  Using RDP to a virtual or physical Windows box is a good solution, except ...

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Improving LTSP scripting facility
One thing that has been a pain with LTSP is that the scripts in /usr/share/ltsp/screen.d which control what launches on the thin client are all contained within the build image.  Any change/customization to those scripts then requires a rebuild/redeployment...

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Ubuntu LTSP for the Enterprise
Ubuntu LTSP (ltsp-server package) provides a very easy and convenient method for deploying a thin-client environment (see ltsp.org), but is centered primarily around one server being the DHCP/TFTP/NBD and image build server.  Being in an enterprise environm...

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Inserting/Pasting HTML into OpenOffice Calc via Basic macro
Its easy to manually copy data from a browser window and paste into an existing OO Calc doc.  If tables are used in the html, they paste nicely into rows and columns. I needed to automate this process via a macro, but it wasn't as simple as I at first thoug...

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MarkLogic - using xquery to interact via Alfresco's content repository using the REST API
Using Alfresco community edition 4.2.a, and MarkLogic 6. It was difficult navigating Alfresco's documentation on the REST API, as there w...

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MarkLogic base64 encoding of a binary file using MLJAM
MarkLogic has the function xdmp:base64-encode, which unfortunately only works on xs:string's. I needed a function to convert an arbitrary...

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Diving the North Star and the Regina tomorrow! So pumped!
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