HOW TO: Create a Multi-ISO Bootable Flash Drive

The easiest way to create a multi-iso bootable flash drive

 

When you want to install a new OS, you usually create a bootable USB flash drive with the .iso of that OS. To do that you can use GUI programs like Etcher or Rufus or the dd command. But what do you do if for any reason you want a multi-iso boot flash drive? Or you simply don’t want to to wait for the drive to be formatted and flashed with a new .iso? You can use an open-source tool called Ventoy.

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Apple Virtual WWDC 2020

Apple announced today that WWDC 2020 will start on June 22. For the last three years, Apple has hosted its Worldwide Developers Conference at the San Jose Convention Center however this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be will be hosted in the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website and it will be free for all developers. A keynote event is also in the plan, presumably on June 22nd, the first day of WWDC.

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HOW TO: Fix Netflix and Other Videos Not Playing in Firefox on a Fresh Install of Pop!_OS 20.04

 

Other than Arch-based distros, my favorite distro is Pop!_OS from System76. So, I’ve decided to install it on old laptop that was just laying around gathering dust. Superb release.

However, after spending a few minutes to customize it, I’ve noticed that even though YouTube videos play just fine in Firefox, other video streaming sites like Netflix or vimeo and even gifv embeds on Reddit return errors.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix….

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HOW TO: Easily Create Custom Search Engines in Firefox

Want to quickly search for something on your favorite website? It’s super easy to create a custom search engine in Firefox

Firefox comes out of the box with a few search engines preinstalled. You can add more by installing addons. That’s all fine and dandy, however the problem with addons is that they add extra “weight” and bits of identifying information ( finderprinting ) to the browser. Also, you should always check the permission they require. Not every addon absolutely needs access to all tabs and pages.

If you want to add custom serch engines within Firefox, you don’t even need extra addons. Firefox allows you to easily create these custom search engines, for any website that has a search box. Basically you can take a link such as https://anywebsite.com?search=%s, where Firefox replaces the %s with the search term and create a custom serch engine.

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Bashtop: An Htop Alternative Written in Bash

An Htop Alternative Written in Bash

Here’s a quick post about a cool Linux program ( macOS support coming soon ) called bashtop. It’s a resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes, an alternative to Htop, that’s writte in bash.

The great thing about bashtop being written in bash is that it comes with no real dependencies for running the program and it’s very easy to install. If you’re on Arch and derivates you can install it from the community repo or AUR. If you’re on Debian/Ubuntu and derivates there’s a .deb you can use. Or you can clone repository and just install it that way.

Features:.

  • Fast and responsive UI with UP, DOWN keys process selection.
  • Function for showing detailed stats for selected process.
  • Ability to filter processes.
  • Easy switching between sorting options.
  • Send SIGTERM, SIGKILL, SIGINT to selected process.
  • UI menu for changing all config file options.
  • Auto scaling graph for network usage.
  • Shows message in menu if new version is available
  • Themes

For more info check out the project page on Github.