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task management on ubuntu and android

ive always used gtask but need a bit more power so i installed nitro on the ubuntu app store and told the software to use ubuntu one for sync support, i could have used drop box if i didnt use ubuntu one.

I installed nitrodroid on the nexus from the google play installer. I again told it use my ubuntu account.

Created a task list on my droid and click sync and added a task on the ubuntu box and got full two way sync

I tried the auto sync on ubuntu but this wasnt good, if i was adding a new task and it started to autosync it closed the current task i was adding !! so i just manually sync. But works great..

Also available for mac – give it a go its great !!


ubuntu 13.04 facebook online accounts error

I upgraded my ubuntu install to 13.04 and for some reason when trying to add my facebook account to online accounts i got this:

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone.

here is a quick fix on my ubunto 13.04 64 bit

Edit /usr/share/accounts/providers/facebook.provider

sudo gedit /usr/share/accounts/providers/facebook.provider

Put this under line 13,

<setting name="AllowedSchemes" type="as">['https','http']</setting>

ubuntu google calendar from taskbar

Looking for a easy to add and use google calendar app that you can access easy from your taskbar.. 

get a terminal and use these commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
then i typed google into the applications put in my google calendar username and password
and i got the icon on the taskbar which can view and and google calendar events


steam on linux – ive installed on my ubuntu install

Steam for Linux

In order to enjoy the Valve on Linux Beta early users have been using the following steps…

From Terminal:

  1. wget http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
  2. sudo dpkg -i steam.deb && sudo apt-get install -f

Then From Unity Dash:

  1. Launch Steam App
  2. Login to Steam
  3. You will get a message saying you aren’t in Beta.
  4. Close this.

If you are on amd64 architecture then you will also need to run “sudo apt-get install libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libcurl3gnutls:i386 libogg0:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386 libtheora0:i386 libvorbis0a:i386 libvorbisenc2:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libasound2:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386″ from terminal without the quotations.

Finally from terminal run “steam steam://open/games” without the quotations and you will experience Steam on Linux providing you have all the package dependencies and follow the above steps.


ubuntu make printer available on network using cups

Cupsfresh install of linux will install your printer with out disks like linux etc but it won’t share it on the network by default

in the preferences you can select share but usually it won’t show on the network so use the built in cups web interface 

type http://localhost:631

you will get your admin page 

select administration at the top of the page and i select 

Share printers connected to this system and Allow remote administration

this will then restart cups and your printer will be available on the network! 

you can simply now go to another machine and put in the address of the machine with the printer with :631 on the end and get the cups web admin interface to administer the settings remotely.