How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used . . . → Read More: How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

How to debug MumbaiStock.pm with Finance::Quotes

After creating or editing any of the Finance::Quotes modules you need to test them. To test, open a terminal window and do the following to check if the module gives any errors $ cd /usr/share/perl5/Finance/Quote <enter> $ sudo cp ~/MumbaiStock.pm . <enter> $ cd ~ <enter> $ gnc-fq-check <enter>

If above command returns any errors, . . . → Read More: How to debug MumbaiStock.pm with Finance::Quotes

MumbaiStock – A Perl module for Finance::Quote to enable stock price retrieval from the Bombay Stock Exchange

MumbaiStock v 1.0 Gnucash Finance Module has been released. This is a totally new module to parse the page at the Bombay Stock Exchange web site to retrieve the bhav copy for the last trading day. This module will fetch the last traded price from the bhavcopy for use with GnuCash.

Download the MumbaiStock.pm module . . . → Read More: MumbaiStock – A Perl module for Finance::Quote to enable stock price retrieval from the Bombay Stock Exchange

How to upgrade Dell BIOS on a Ubuntu laptop with FreeDOS

Those of us who use only Linux Laptops like Dell’s Vostro 3546 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on it, cannot just apply the BIOS upgrades that Dell provides on it’s web site. The BIOS update file is actually a MS DOS .EXE file and it requires MS DOS to work. Here’s how to apply the . . . → Read More: How to upgrade Dell BIOS on a Ubuntu laptop with FreeDOS

How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

My objective was to create an image map of a slide I created using LibreOffice Impress. See this link for the result. Here is how I went about it:

Create a presentation or flow diagram with the shapes you want, in LibreOffice Impress. Save the presentation as an ODP file, which is the default LibreOffice . . . → Read More: How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Install Google XML Sitemaps generator plugin by Arne Brachhold to generate the sitemap.xml file that Google uses to scan your WordPress site for posts to publish onto Google Search pages. I installed this as a result of the search results from my latest posts literally dwindling as I had last used some other tools to . . . → Read More: Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Eclipse IDE and Python Development

Python is very easy to learn. However, for newbies, you need a code editor that allows you to view code completion. Code completion helps to develop and learn a new computer language rapidly and that is why, Eclipse is one of the most popular Integrated Development Environments (IDE) out there.

To develop programs using Python . . . → Read More: Eclipse IDE and Python Development

Convert and compress PNG files to JPG in bulk

To compress PNG files to JPG, you can follow steps below: I. Convert all PNG files to JPG: Create a script using your favorite Linux text editor and type in the following lines: for i in $(ls *.png); do convert $i $i.jpg done

II. Convert the JPG quality to 50% compression To compress the JPG . . . → Read More: Convert and compress PNG files to JPG in bulk

No spaces after commas in all WordPress site posts – Atahualpa theme

In the Atahualpa theme on your wordpress blog, you would find that posts do not display a space after commas or special characters. Internally, in the database, the spaces are correctly stored. This is a bug in Atahualpa theme and you can fix it.

To resolve, look for the BUGFIX for it on the bytesforall.com . . . → Read More: No spaces after commas in all WordPress site posts – Atahualpa theme

Mount truecrypt volume in a Linux shell / terminal

Truecrypt has one of the most user-friendly GUIs for mounting encrypted volumes or container files. However, if you do need to use the command line, use it as shown below.

To mount a truecrypt volume using the shell, use following command: # truecrypt -t truecryptfile /media/truecrypt

Enter the password and the contents of the truecryptfile . . . → Read More: Mount truecrypt volume in a Linux shell / terminal

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