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Category Archives: Open Source

Automatically lock your Linux machine via bluetooth

by atc on April 2, 2013, 7 comments

I had a requirement to lock my laptop at work automatically without having to touch it. The way devised by a friend was to enable the screensaver and its locking mechanism every time my phone’s bluetooth was out of range i.e. could not be seen via hcitool scan. It works *really well*! Now my laptop […]

Private Window in Firefox Nightly

by atc on December 29, 2012, no comments

One of things I disliked about using Firefox was the lack of “Private Window”. Whenever you wanted a private session it would reuse the current window. This is contrary to how Chrome has always done it. Now, in Firefix Nightly (version 20 onwards), you get a private window instead of replacing the tabs. This is […]