Simple Steganography

Wanna hide that information and private things you don’t want your buddies to see? Here is what is called simple steganography. Steganography is the master of black arts. Nobody can ever suspect that there is a simple, easy-to-find drawer in one of your pictures. This works with .png files as I didn’t try it with any other. If the trick works on other file types, please let me know. All set to go? You need a GNU/Linux terminal or a Mac terminal to do this. Someone please post ways of doing this in Windows!
The Trick:
We have a file called “Secret Song.mp3”. We want to hide this into an image file. Let’s assume that our image file is called “Landscape.png”. First, compress the “Secret Song.mp3” into the .zip type compression. Then type the following in the shell:
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FaunOS Shadow

It’s a distribution based totally on Arch Linux… specialized for USB Portable installs and can also be used as primary OS has over 600 packages pre-installed (I know… it reminds you of Fedora and me too!). So that’s to say that it comes with definitely all the packages you would ever want along with several drivers(except the Broadcom WiFi one…). And what’s more? It has compiz-fusion which works like a thunder. It’s the distro’s Second release only and it’s really great… Though, they shouldn’t have had pacman as their package manager…
Snowing FaunOS

noatime System Boost

Is your system slow? Do you have to wait 6.2 seconds to start Firefox and other heavy applications?

Well, what you need is the “noatime” filesystem mount option! What exactly happens when system files are read? They are written too! The system writes access times to the files causing unnecessary IO traffic between you and your HDD.

To avoid this, you can mount all your partitions with the noatime option. Simply append “,noatime” beside the “defaults” option in the /etc/fstab and your done!

  /dev/sdb2          /          ext3          defaults,noatime          0  1

Make sure there is no space between defaults and noatime, only a comma.

To test this instantly, execute:

mount -o remount /dev/sdb2

Have fun with the new Performance!

Gentoo on a USB Pendrive

This is what made me leave Fedora within one week:

  • Drivers were not upto date
  • Too generic, resulting is slow performance

This made me remove Fedora Sulphur and finally get Gentoo. Well, the reason for using fedora was because they had a USB specialized version. It seemed too slow and along with other factors, it was terminated.

A fan of Gentoo can never leave it without thinking about it. So, I got the Gentoo installation disk and got it working. The true flavor of Linux. Why were distributions like Ubuntu released? Gentoo is the perfect distribution for humankind. If you want to use Ubuntu, think again! Slow performance with no flexibility.That’s what it is. That’s why I didn’t even think of it though it had a USB special.

Run Gentoo and promote Gentoo Expertises…

Gentoo is fast, non-generic, flexible, etc.