SOPA Blackout javascript "landing page"

Some code I modified from sopablackout.org to fit the needs of the Open Source Club. It temporarly blacks out the page until the user clicks. This however could be used for any type of important webpage announcement. You should probably talk to sopablackout.org for rights to this code …

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Bazaar

A presentation I gave to the Open Source club as an introduction to Bazaar:

Introduction

Bazaar is a distrubuted revision control system sponsored by Canonical

  • written in python
  • packages for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
  • FOSS
  • intuitive commands
  • easy to use
  • support for working with other systems
    • git …
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Brightness

If you want to adjust your screen brightness in Linux (Debian / Ubuntu) from the command line you can write to a file:

/sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness

The maximum value for this variable is listed in the file:

/sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness

A script can easily be …

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Dual Displays

I was using awesome window manager and trying to connect an additional monitor to my computer with a vga port. A friend recommended xrandr. A quick look at the man page and you'll find:

xrandr -q

will list off all the connected display devices. I see four listed: LVDS1, HDMI1 …

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