Install znc from the Official repositories. The installation script will create a group and user znc. The default home directory for this user is /var/lib/znc.

Generate ZNC config as user znc.

  • # su – znc
  • $ znc –makeconf

Go through the wizard and setup your preferences.

Warning: Use the webadmin or controlpanel modules to change settings on-the-fly.

To make ZNC start on boot:

  • # systemctl enable znc

Start and stop the ZNC daemon as usual by running:

  • # systemctl {start|stop|restart} znc

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GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.

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Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them. It currently supports NZBs.org, NZBMatrix, NZBs’R’Us, Newzbin, Womble’s Index, NZB.su, TVTorrents and EZRSS and retrieves show information from theTVDB.com and TVRage.com.

Running as a systemd service

· You can run sickbeard automatically from boot using the systemd service.

# systemctl enable sickbeard

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Download PBS Videos

-Install WinPCAP, then url sniffer

-search for m3u8 with protocol filter set to Show All

-copy the result and change hls-800k.m3u8 to mp4-1200k.mp4

-Rise of ISIS


Firestone and the warlord


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Open Source Apps: the Monster List

Open Source Apps: Accounting

1. Edoceo Imperium

Web-based Imperium combines some business management features like CRM and job tracking with a full-featured double-entry accounting package. It’s built in XHTML/CSS and JavaScript, and it integrates with Google Apps. Operating System: OS Independent

2. FrontAccounting

Like Imperium, FrontAccounting is Web-based and includes some ERP functionality. It prides itself on being powerful, yet simple. Operating System: OS Independent

3. GnuCash

A good option for small business owners, GnuCash combines the features of a business accounting package with the features of a personal financial manager. Key capabilities include double-entry accounting, investment management, invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receiveable, Quicken data import and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

4. Lazy8 Ledger

Best for very small businesses, Lazy8 Ledger offers an alternative to doing your books by hand or with a simple spreadsheet program. However, it lacks the advanced features that larger companies are likely to need. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X

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What is a free PC program everyone should have?


The big open source, freeware and free to use software list.

Again noted, this list is not my own and was made by /u/foamed  and then edited by me.

This doesn’t really answer the question, but a lot of this software is recommended to all

Update: Added a lot more suggestions from the comments.

Please up vote /u/foamed  ‘s comment below guys! Most of this list was made by him!

Note: All of the applications are free to use, freeware or open-source. A couple of them have however a trial period (you can still use the software after the trial has run out) or there’s a purchasable version as well. I’ve also listed several similar applications (like Firefox and Chrome for browsers or Foxit Reader and Sumatra PDF for PDF readers) so that you can find your own personal favorite. You don’t need both, but it’s nice to have something to choose from.

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(RIP)How Steve Jobs beats presentation panic

Steve Jobs had a serious and embarrassing Wi-Fi problem to deal with. It was plain to the thousands in attendance and the tons more people watching online: On Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Jobs was struggling withwireless connectivity while attempting to demonstrate the new features of Apple’s iPhone 4.

“Our networks in here are always unpredictable, so…I have no idea what we’re going to find,” he said. “They are slow today.”

What Jobs did next, according to Carmine Gallo, author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, was vintage Jobs (and a model for how presenters should deal with stage crises): He did not panic. He did not look hot under the collar of his trademark turtleneck. His hours of practice and intimate knowledge of every inch of every slide made him comfortable enough so that he could jump around to another part of the presentation.

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