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Set Time Zone in Ubuntu
Reconfigures time zone in Ubuntu, which I cannot figure out how to do through the GUI. Worked like a charm to set my time zone to CEST from EDT.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Extract JPEG images from a PDF document
This will extract all DCT format images from foo.pdf and save them in JPEG format (option -j) to bar-000.jpg, bar-001.jpg, bar-002.jpg, etc. Inspired by http://stefaanlippens.net/extract-images-from-pdf-documents

Get MD5 checksum from a pipe stream and do not alter it

Short URLs with is.gd
No curl and no sed, just wget :)

Edit video by cutting the part you like without transcoding.
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Record microphone input and output to date stamped mp3 file
record audio notes or meetings requires arecord and lame run mp3gain on the resulting file to increase the volume / quality ctrl-c to stop recording

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Destroy all disks on system simultaneously
This command will use the fdisk utility to find all block devices on your system, and overwrite them with data from the /dev/urandom non-blocking random number generator. CAUTION: This will irrevocably erase EVERY SINGLE physical block storage device visible to the fdisk utility, including plugged USB devices, RAID sets, LVM, etc.

Plowshare, download files from cyberlocker like rapidshare megaupload ...etc
you need to have plowshare installed http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/ plowshare supports Megaupload, Rapidshare, 2Shared, 4Shared, ZShare, Badongo, Divshare.com, Depositfiles, Netload.in, Sendspace, Usershare, x7.to and some others file sharing services.


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