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Welcome to Southend's Linux User Group
Saturday 1st March to celebrate Eben Upton's - Raspberry Pi's second birthday since it's launch we are holding an all day event. If you would like to contribute to the event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have in mind to provide where possible sessions to learn soldering of wires and components to PCB and to program devices using the Raspberry Pi in Python. If you can add or contribute we would love to here from you.
Obtaining Drivers for an Epson Printer/Scanner
I have been using for some time now an all in one printer/scanner by Epson, namely an Epson Stylus SX445W, with my Linux Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS but I had until recently not had need to used the scanning feature. When I started to use it I obtained a notice telling me there was no connection. Clearly, since the printer is working OK otherwise, I needed drivers for the scanner. However, this is not quite so simple, although using the Terminal helps enormously as described below.
ISP Network Block
I am writing this article partly because of the frustration experienced setting up a new network block of IP addresses assigned by the ISP (Internet Service Provider) and partly as a reminder. The operation itself is not difficult it is just not common knowledge or it is difficult to obtain, the process involves the configuration of an existing router in this case "Zyxel P660-R D1" but it could be any suitable router.
Protect Yourself from Prism
In late May or early June Edward Snowden began to reveal to the world the extent of government forces their disregard for privacy and most importantly the eroding of the principle that man is innocent until proven guilty. It is all to easy to debate the trappings, but what Edward Snowden has disclosed is in fact nothing new and had indeed been suspected for some time. Prism program is not an isolated incident there are many such programs, forces and commercial ventures designed to control the likes of you and I.
A Howto Automate your ScreenDumps to Movie
From time to time there are some useful websites that display valuable information in real time, but on occasions you would like to monitor this or these sites without physically watching, or you may want to condense several hours or days of viewing into a few short minutes. This tutorial does just that it is based on a bash script that is run from a user cron job.