West Point Bridge Designer

Mar
07

This software is an excellent free bridge design software. It runs on Windows PCs and can be downloaded from there website: http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/ This is the description from their site: “The West Point Bridge Designer 2007 will introduce you to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience. This software provides you with the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria.

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Setting Default Printers

Feb
21

Finding a way to have client default to the closest network printer was fairly simply after finding this post on the edubuntu mail ing list...

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/edubuntu-users/2007-January/000600.html

This post suggested editing the /etc/profile logon script and adding something like this...

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Linux, Opera: Using Multiple Profiles

Jan
17
At home I share the same account with different people. They have their bookmarks, favorite sites, etc nd I have mine. For a while we were using Firefox, but now we are testing out Opera (http://www.opera.com/) as a web browser. One feature of Firefox is the that allowed us to use the same account was the profiles mode feature. Well, Opera does not have this. So to workaround this I did the following...
1. First I Created a default profile by opening Opera(In Gnome: Applications->Internet->Opera). This makes a folder in your home directory here: /home/UserName/.opera
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Ubuntu - Updating Java Runtime Manually

Jan
12

I found that I was running a few versions behind on my linux desktop, but their was no updated package for the latest java. This is how I created a .deb package and installed it...

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Firefox: Backing up your bookmarks

Jan
09

By Default the latest version of Firefox makes a backup of your bookmarks. The problem is that this backup is in that hard-to-find area on the hard drive under C:\documents and settings\UserName\Application Data\etc. etc. etc.(Technical data here: http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile#locate)

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