Profile

Cover photo
Gary Richmond
Lives in UK
921 followers|53,236 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yet again I put out a call for help to all the good folk out there in Google Plus land:

I recently discovered #qubes  (Xen plus Fedora Linux) and installed it on a 240GB SSD. I know GNU/Linux (I've been using it for 14 years) but Qubes is a steep learning curve. 

I've never known a GNU/Linux distro that didn't pick up and configure ethernet out of the box. but in Qubes is doesn't. It just says that the device "is not managed". As Qubes is running Fedora 22 in my version I think it highly unlikely to be a Fedora problem as such but rather has something to do with the way Qubes manages things. (Yes, I have looked at the documentation but I'm a little overwhelmed.)

Can anyone tell me how to enable it.? If not Qubes is coming off, I'm afraid, as a non networked machine is useless and Qubes's security features are pointless with access to the internet.

Any help for a quick resolution would be really, really appreciated. 

Thanks.
1
Kienan Vella's profile photoGary Richmond's profile photoDavid Kasurak (DragonZlaver42)'s profile photo
4 comments
 
yeah its not too hard to know really the manpages for it tell you how in couple of commands
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
2
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
It seems like forever since I posted anything here but I'm going to make the effort because I've stumbled across a piece of simply  terrific software called Simplescreenrecorder.

don't be deceived by the the term "simple". It may have started off like that but it has a terrific set of features and it can be used "out of the box" without any tweaking or configuration - unless you want to do that.

You can see how it could be used to record your own desktop videos (with sound if you wish) and upload them to the likes of YouTube using the default .mkv file format that it accepts - without the need to re-encode.

I can think also of another use for this brilliant software: if you want to record a video (with sound) from  video websites you don't need to install a Firefox extension to do it. Simplescreenrecorder will do it all for you. Another use: if the brilliant Get_iplayer has been hobbled yet again this piece of software will be an excellent stopgap measure until Get_iplayer is up and running again.

So, a website paints a thousand words, so visit the link below and install the recorder via the author's PPA. And enjoy!
Last modified: Thu, 12 Feb 2015. Refresh. Main page. What is SimpleScreenRecorder? Features. Download. License. Feedback, bugs, feature requests ... What is SimpleScreenRecorder? SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program that I've created to record programs and games.
3
David Kasurak (DragonZlaver42)'s profile photo
 
yep that what i been using for years now works well with wine too stable fps while recording
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
It was overdue, but I eventually unlocked and rooted my Google Nexus 7 a while back and installed multiple ROMS (Cyanogenmod, Paranoid android, Omni etc). That helped to free me from vendor lockin and OEM bloatware but if you read the attached article you'll see that you're still a long way from being free from Google.

Android may be free and open source but Google has a stranglehold over the app ecosystem via the Google Play Store.  There are, of course, alternatives but they can't rival Google. It seems to me that the only way to cut through the Gordian Knot is the do what Canonical were doing and put the real thing on smartphones and tablets: GNU/Linux - and that seems to have stalled for the moment. Reading this article (which was written about a year ago) reminds us that this is simply imperative.

And yes, I'm fully aware of the irony of saying this on Google Plus. Alternatives? Facebook? Yuch!
1
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
The best one I've seen for a long time.
 
Creatiolution
1
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
I never used #ubuntuone   but the good news is that #canonical is releasing the source code to the open source community. Well, that didn't happen with Google reader. It's gone, and I used and liked it but it went the way of all proprietary code. Gone.
 
#Ubuntu, #Linux Ubuntu One File Services Shutting Down, Code To Be Released As Open Source http://ow.ly/2Fhzmz
Ubuntu One file services is shutting down. The news was just posted on the Canonical blog, which e...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
921 people
Scott Kilgour's profile photo
Paul T. Raj's profile photo
Prime Jyothi's profile photo
JOLA PUSTUL's profile photo
Craig Cockburn's profile photo
Branimir Sever's profile photo
Ronnie Tucker's profile photo
Pamarthi Vinay's profile photo
Linux+'s profile photo

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not an easy read but if it means an even more relatively secure version of Tor, worth a read.
 
"HORNET, a proposed anonymizing network architecture based on an 'onion routing' approach similar to Tor, could be much faster and integrated directly into Internet infrastructure."

"The researchers build HORNET infrastructure code into Intel software routers using the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). HORNET client code, which included hidden services, was built in Python." "To our knowledge, no other anonymity protocols have been implemented in a router SDK."
HORNET, a high-speed onion routing network, could be deployed on routers as part of the Internet.
6 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
To all GNU/Linux Ubuntu users out there. I need help!

I downloaded and installed Airstream on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) but when I run it in a terminal I get the following message:

/usr/bin/airstream: line 2: /bin/java: No such file or directory

This error occurred on both laptop and desktop.

Despite online research, I have been unable to fix this. Has anyone out there come across this problem - and fixed it?

Any help would be much appreciated.


Thanks
1
Alan Rochester's profile photoGary Richmond's profile photo
2 comments
 
Ah, one kind soul has answered my call for help!

I followed your link. There was no desktop app icon in /usr/share/applications, so I created one on the desktop launcher, refreshed the file path and, hey presto, Airstream launched.

I will set it all up later today and let you know how I get on. Looking good.

I've been using (and loving) GNU/Linux for many years and that's the first time I've ever come across a solution to a problem like that. Well, I'll know how to do it the next time.


Thanks for the help. 
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
The furore over the #eu demand for the UK to hand over nearly two billion pounds to their Lords and Masters in Brussels is understandable but, amidst at the tabloid fury, certain facts have either been overlooked or simply not understood - or worse still, not know.

This is forgivable in the mass of the politically and economically illiterate citizens of the UK but in the case of the politicians who actually agreed to the measures that brought about this demand it is simply beyond belief.

Everyone is fulminating about the behaviour of the EU (and the sooner we leave it the better) but it is increasingly true that the EU is simply adopting and passing standards set by higher international bodies like #GATT the #WTO and the #UN . In short, #globalization

The crucial distinction to be made here is that the accounting standards set by the UN are not mandatory (and several large global economies do in fact derogate from them) but the EU adopt them and then make fiscal demands based on them that are not discretionary. Hence the "bill" for two billion. It is a matter for utter incredulity that government ministers didn't know. They signed up to all of it (yes, all of them - Thatcher, Blair, Brown, Cameron).

Now, we don't need to leave the UN. The history of that dubious organization demonstrates that countries can and do regularly ignore resolutions they don't like and are deemed to be not in their national interest. The Eu is a different kettle of fish.

Read the attached article and see why.
1
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Truth is not a democracy #atheist   #atheistrollcall   #godless   #atheism   #evolution  
2
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
Big Brother is watching you. No, it's not Airstrip One (yet) but the UK, notionally a democracy, has powers over its subjects (Hell, we're not even citizens) that make the Spanish Inquisition look like a charitable institution. 

This time it's the UK HMRC (the equivalent of the US IRS). The attached newspaper article should bring us all out in a cold sweat. The powers these unaccountable bastards have tell you everything that's wrong and immoral about the modern nation state, a monster that extends its cancerous tentacles in the all the orifices of the body politic. Read this and be afraid, be very afraid. 

UKIP is campaigning to get the hell out of the EU and I'll certainly support that and it also supports the abolition of Inheritance Tax and I'll support that too but it really ought to be campaigning also to take an axe to the HMRC. It's a monster, a financial black hole that threatens to eat the British taxpayer alive. It's powers have grown exponentially in step with the insatiable and overweening powers of the state. Both need to be chopped down to size. I doubt that will happen as the British public, through the left wing media and the dumbed-down education system, has been brainwashed into believing that paying exorbitant levels of tax is the virtuous mark of a good "citizen".  In reality, they are financing their own oppression.
HM Revenue & Customs has special task forces that investigate specific job sectors. Here we explain how the taxman picks its targets
1
Add a comment...

Gary Richmond

Shared publicly  - 
 
Excellent!
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
921 people
Scott Kilgour's profile photo
Paul T. Raj's profile photo
Prime Jyothi's profile photo
JOLA PUSTUL's profile photo
Craig Cockburn's profile photo
Branimir Sever's profile photo
Ronnie Tucker's profile photo
Pamarthi Vinay's profile photo
Linux+'s profile photo
Work
Occupation
Blissfully retired
Employment
  • Blissfully retired, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Introduction
Passionate user and advocate of GNU/Linux for the past ten years. Fledgling Python programmer, Ubuntu user and regular contributor to Free Software Magazine.

When not computing, can be found learning to read music, playing my beautiful baby grand piano or (re)learning the electo-acoustic guitar.

Also a keen follower and advocate of science, especially anything to do with physics, astronomy and neurobiology.
Bragging rights
Went to the same school as Van Morrison, once jammed with rock guitarist Gary Moore (honest) and my mother's uncle's son's wife's father (phew!) invented the Belisha beacon
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
UK
Previously
United Kingdom - Belfast