Archive for September 2010

Printing from any device with drop box

My paraphrasing of it?? Create a folder inside of Drop Box , Create a script that watches that folder for documents – prints them – and then moves them, and schedule that to run on a regular basis. So, you put a document in your Drop Box print folder, then they sync to your PC, which ‘sees’ them, and prints them.

Here’s a tip that will let you print documents, emails, photos, PDF files, etc. from a mobile phone to your existing printer.

All you need is a printer connected to the computer and a mobile device for sending print jobs – it could be a BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android or any other web-enabled phone.

Wirelessly Print Anything from Anywhere, Anytime

While mobile phones have become a lot more capable in the past few years, the connection between the printer and your phone is still very weak.

For instance, if you are using a BlackBerry or an iPhone, how do you print any of the presentations or spreadsheets that you have as email attachments? Or if you are viewing driving directions on Google Maps using an iPad, how do you send that map to the printer?

Posted September 30, 2010 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips

X11 over SSH Windows to Linux

X11 over SSH part 2: Windows to Linux

As explained in Part 1, all you need do open GUI apps over SSH is an SSH client and an X11 server. If you’re on Windows this can be achieved with Xming and Putty. Darren demos using an XP VM.

That got me thinking… If I can find an X11 “client” for an iPad, then doesn’t that effectively mean that I can run all kinds of applications on the iPad… Yes, I know, technically they would be running on my ubuntu desktop, but they would “feel” like they were on the iPad, and that the iPad suddenly got “beefy” makes just that… However, to be blunt, I am a little disappointed with it. It seems like a replacement for vnc, meaning it gives you the whole desktop… I want to run just certain apps on the iPad. Maybe it’s not possible, but… for now… there are remote desktop applications that are cheaper for the iPad. Just a tad disappointed…

— update – I got an email from the company that they are coming out with a new version soon.

Posted September 30, 2010 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Linux, windows

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Open Office is now… Document Foundation

LibreOffice Productivity Suite
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About LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.
Download LibreOffice Beta2

The following software packages are intended to give you a first impression of what LibreOffice is. Currently we are in the process of combining the work of many contributors, and improving how to make the software available to our users. There are known issues, so please consider reading the release notes below for a list of known issues being worked on, the most obvious being the incomplete language packaging situation.

This beta release is not intended for production use! Be advised that the current beta might replace your installation.

Posted September 28, 2010 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Office

Bootable USB drive

Posted September 24, 2010 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips

My Dad died–Murphy-1935-2010.html?nav=5022

Here’s a link to the online version of the photoshow that Cathy made:

Howard Murphy Funeral

Posted September 14, 2010 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized

iPad Maps closes unexpectedly letter W

I have an iPad. When I run maps, it closes unexpectedly whenever I enter a location starting with the letter W. I have tried MOST of the other letters, both upper and lower case, and they work. I hope to hear from you if you have the same problem.
I called Apple support, and they had me go into Settings, General, Reset, and “Reset All Settings”. It then rebooted, and all is good.
I did have to put in the network password again, and my icons are rearranged, but small price to pay for fixing this.
It’s doing it again. Apple care wants me to do this when I get home


It’s STILL doing it, I will have to work on it later….

Posted September 9, 2010 by mmdmurphy in tips

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