Tools and Software

Converting and merging TIFF files to PDF

Submitted by hpn on February 23, 2007 - 08:12
Found this on a forum. Very useful in converting Tiffs to PDF. tiff2ps -h 8.5 -w 11 *.tif > ps2pdfwr -g7920x6120 OR $ for f in *.tiff; do convert [options] $f $; done $ convert *.ps $ ps2pdf merged.pdf For the first method, you'll need Ghostscript Utilities installed. For the second, you'll need imagemagick installed.

Setting SCIM as default Input Method on Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy

Submitted by hpn on December 17, 2006 - 12:19
Many people have asked me about this, so let me point to this wonderful piece of documentation on Ubuntu Wiki. [:] and if you're still stuck wondering why GTK IM Module isn't working for you on OpenOffice, there's [:…|another] [:…|wonderful piece of documentation] for you.


Submitted by hpn on September 25, 2006 - 18:58
Looking around for some good Open source payroll software for a friend of mine, I came across this personal finance management tool by name [:|Grisbi]. It is a lot simpler than GnuCash (GnuCash looks heavily bloated and the latest version keeps crashing most times). It also has .QIF file support (although .QIF exported from Paypal didn't work very well). GnuCash files can also be imported into it.

Top 100 articles on Kannada Wikipedia

Submitted by hpn on September 21, 2006 - 05:46
[:…|Edward Chernenko] of [:|Russian Wikipedia] has put across [:|this very nice tool] that counts the hits that various language Wikipedias receive (Javascript snippet needs to be inserted on wiki to get it started, though). For many months now, Wikimedia has not been keeping page hit statistics on Wikipedia project since they add up to the load on the servers.

KMFL - The Keyboard Mapping for Linux project

Submitted by hpn on July 22, 2006 - 08:28
[:|KMLF] is a wonderful project that makes it even more easier to write keymaps for different languages. Unlike [:|scim-m17n] (where .mim files are used to parse the layouts), this uses binary files compiled from source containing mapping. The source files are not very difficult to prepare.