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Changing the Steam icon in Ubuntu 16.04

The official tray icon for Steam looks good with Ubuntu’s Ambiance theme, however, it doesn’t adjust its color when you change to the Radiance theme. Luckily, in order to change the icon, all you have to do is replace the existing icon: /usr/share/pixmaps/steam_tray_mono.png The icon is a 48 x 48 png image, so I suggest… Continue reading

Creating Launcher Icons in Ubuntu (14.04)


Full Version Sometimes programs you want to install in Linux come as nicely packaged deb files, making them easy to install. Other times programs come as a folder with a shell script (*.sh) inside that you are supposed to run through the command line. This can be annoying, and some of us want… Continue reading

How to Compile MPLABX Projects from the Command Line

Within the past couple of years, Microchip has released MPLABX, a Netbeans based IDE for their microcontrollers. The IDE works great and makes it easy to develop and build your projects; however, building releases locally on developer machines is not the ideal way to be releasing software. Continuous Integration (CI) and build servers solve this… Continue reading

How to Change the Firefox Button Color and Text

Starting with Firefox 29, they got rid of that awful button. No longer needed, this article has now been placed in the archives. Firefox seems to change how the settings for the Firefox button work with every release, meaning that most of the tutorials explaining how to do this are either broken or buggy. Here… Continue reading

How to Send a UDP Packet in Python

Recently, I ran across a problem where I wanted to automate the testing of a microcontroller for which I was unable to modify the locked down embedded software. Moreover, the microcontroller could only communicate over an Ethernet network using TCP/IP and UDP. Sending either a TCP or UDP packet onto a network is a very… Continue reading