Flexibly Mount Network Shares On Login

There are several how to's out there showing how to mount network shares, some distro's (ubuntu) come with built tools/plugins (e.g. nautilus and others) to do this but I've found the following approach works better across multiple distro's and desktop managers (I prefer openbox or xfce and do not like the overhead of nautilus. The following approach works well with any file manager or command line as it uses samba (smbfs) to mount a network share as a local mount point.

My approach was borrowed from ubuntu forums.

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How To Format a TrueCrypt Volume with EXT4

This post describes how to format a Truecrypt volume with EXT4. The following steps provide a concise list of steps needed for format a truecrypt volume with the EXT4 filesystem:

  • Create a truecrypt volume (specify 'none' for the filesystem or you can leave to any format you like but we will overwrite it later)
  • Mount the truecrypt volume and ensure you check the "do not mount" option under Filesystem
  • Find the volume's mountpoint

Using Boxee To Access Local (pictures, video, music, etc) Media

Boxee has the ability to pull your local media into the Boxee client so you can view Internet and Local media all through Boxee. As you will see from my setup, "local" refers to your files on your Boxee computer or your local network as Boxee can pull content in from network shares as well as the local file system.

Adding Local Media

  • Start Boxee and navigate to the media type (video, audio, picture) you wish to add to Boxee.

NeurosLink InternetTV

Anyone interested in doing away with cable and going with InternetTV should have a look at Neuros. For around $350 you get all you need to go off of cable and onto internet-based TV (note: you may not get everything cable offers but in my case it was more than enough - check out NeurosLink Online TV Lineup for more info).

What is NeurosLink?

Scuttle - Remove Spam Accounts (aka the admin interface)

Scuttle is an open source bookmark manager (see here for more info). If you set up your own scuttle instance on your public web server you will no doubt run into spammers who create their own accounts for illicit purposes. This entry shows how you can enhance scuttle to provide a scuttle page for administering users (e.g. remove users).

Scuttle - Blacklist Spam Accounts

Scuttle is an open source bookmark manager (see here for more info). If you set up your own scuttle instance on your public web server you will no doubt run into spammers who create their own accounts for illicit purposes. There are several ways to deal with this issue (captcha, denying the ability for users to create their own account, etc); however, scuttle does have a basic whitelist/blacklist function that can provide a basic, quick, and easy approach to handling spammers.

Scuttle - your very own del.icio.us

Scuttle is an open source web-based bookmark manager (very similar to http://del.icio.us). You can get Scuttle from SourceForge and install it on your own website or, if you prefer not to go through all of the work or do not have a web site check out my Scuttle site on Adercon.com. You can register and set up your own account for free!

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Adercon was founded in 2007 by David Rader and incorporated in 2014. Since 2007, Adercon has focused on providing high quality consulting, design, and development services to its customers in the Integrated Justice, Child Care/Safety, e-commerce, and other domains.

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