Fast copy of photos — a solution!

configuring gthumb to run a script after a key press

So, you have a (big) collection of photo, and you want to rapidly browse trough them and select a subset for further consideration for, for example, printing or editing them. What I would like was that, while in the image viewer, with a simple key press I could copy the file to another, pre-chosen directory. […]

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 […]

Multimedia problems with ubuntu...

If you, like me, have problems with multimedia under Ubuntu (Karmic at least), try these little tricks before anything. I hope they will help.

First of all, take a look medibuntu repositories. That alone solves a lot of problems.And if are upgrading from old versions of Linux, clean up the audio configuration.

After that, try […]

Finally, a new gksyn

I have finally (thanks to a kind of flu, really) found the time to update, quite rewrite, my gksyn plugin, a little gkrellm applet to control the touchpad present in most laptop. In the meantime, I discovered and re-discovered a couple of really nasty details when programming in Unix environment, like the buffering of the […]

Please, resume only when I want...

I have a laptop (a Toshiba one, a 13″ nice thing) which is running more or less happily with Ubuntu Karmic. Lot of good things but some very annoying behaviour sometime. One of them is the fact that it resumes automatically when opening the lid and the AC plug is in.

I don’t like it. […]

The quest for a CMS...

I am out there in the wild searching for a CMS (Content Management System) system that can satisfy my needs. And it seems that it’s not easy at all.

What I’d like to have is a simple system that let me build a collection of pages, with a more or less fixed content, and all […]

Hello world!

Welcome to Romano Giannetti blog! This is just a start post. Please check my home page, there will be things appearing there.

Per ora, ho trasferito qui IHC Memories, il sito dove ho raccolto tre anni di ricette, suggerimenti e trucchi di cucina apparsi sul newsgroup it.hobby.cucina. I newsgroup sono, sembra, una cosa del passato, […]