Adding a gnome/nautilus thumbnailer

thumbnails for xfig files

NOTE: this only works for Gnome 2. For Gnome 3, see an update here… What it is:

a thumbnail is the little image that Nautilus (the file manager of Gnome) shows to represent the file. Most of file types has a standard thumbnailer, and you see a representation of the file such as a […]

Integrating a new application in Gnome

part of the screenshot defining the new application as default

Just found out that the task of adding a new application for a new file-type on gnome (so that I can run it by double click, or from the mail client on an attachment, is easier than I suspected.

The problem: my bank send me my account information in files that are managed by an […]

Giving up: I bought an ebook

the new kindle with a red lace

I am quite a geek in a lot of thing, but I resisted, till now, to leave my papery books and do the jump at the new technology.

I have tons of book on the shelves of my home (and in my mother’s house, and in the office, and in boxes rotting away… they’re just […]