Category Archives: network

HexChat auto login

I have always preferred a graphical IRC client, probably because I got familiar with IRC quite late. I used to make XChat auto login to irc.freenode.net with my username, but since I did this once per Slackware release, I never really remembered how I set it up.
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Flagfox: display server country

Going through some old screenshots of mine, I remembered about a neat little plugin, called Flagfox. It is available for SeaMonkey and of course Firefox. This extension displays the country where the server hosting the webpage currently viewed is located. It does so by placing a cute little flag in the browser’s address bar: Continue reading

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Mount a remote folder by sshfs

I have several computers at home, all behind a router. Sometimes, I need to access files between computers and so far I have always used ssh either in the terminal or by gftp.

However, I wanted to be able to mount certain folder remotely in a seamless way, as if it was on the computer I was currently using. This can easily be done by sshfs. It is not part of Slackware, but can be found at SBo: sshfs-fuse.
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Bookmark Toolbar Menu Button

My bookmarks toolbar has a lot of links (listed here under ‘Academic’). I do not have space for all of them to be displayed and recently I searched for a possible solution. I came across the Bookmark Toolbar Menu Button expansion for SeaMonkey. It is available also for Firefox.
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YouTube fullscreen in SeaMonkey

Recently, I realised I can no longer watch YouTube videos in fullscreen. The switch to HTML5 is something that I have missed to notice… Now the videos cannot be shown in fullscreen mode. Continue reading

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