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Flatpak tips

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
4 min, 616 words

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In this post I list some tips to help maintain your Flatpaks and have them in control. In general Flatpaks are much easier and straightforward to use compared to Snap (and from personal experience faster), but still there are few things that are good to have in mind when using them.

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CLI/TUI Tools I Have My Eyes on

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
2 min, 297 words

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This is not an article but rather a list of the software/tools I have found interesting either from feature aspect or design. These software are under my radar and are listed here as a shortlist for my own future reference and potentially introduce them to those who checkout my website.

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Emacs handy commands

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
2 min, 304 words

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In this post I will briefly touch upon some of the handy commands that can help new Emacs users like myself to have a smoother transition to Emacs and easier adoption and integration of it in to their workflows. The aim is NOT to teach Emacs, but it is to mention things that took me hours of searching to find online. I'll update this blog post every now and then to add more content instead of creating new blog posts. This would make this blog post a one-page cheatsheet for myself and others.

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Securely removing files and folders

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
12 min, 2274 words

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This is a general post to explain why and how to remove/delete files on a Linux system in a secure way. As usual, I will add some explanation on why and then get to how. Although I encourage you to read the explanation part, you of course have the freedom to jump right into the solution section.

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Rollback Flatpak and Snap packages

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
5 min, 853 words

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In this short post I briefly explain how to rollback (i.e install previous version) of a software that you have installed using Flatpak on Snap. This is useful especially when the new version does not work as expected.

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Extracting payment info in rasterized invoice

Mehrad Mahmoudian published on
4 min, 754 words

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In this short article I will explain how I have put together an OCR and a barcode reader and convertor using FLOSS (Free and Libre OpenSource Software) so that I can pay the bills I have got from my phone based on an image of an invoice I got on my desktop computer.

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