viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2015

Network diagrams in Libreoffice Draw

Unfortunately I recursively face the problem of creating network diagrams in linux. There are a lot of options (as usual in linux) for this:
- Dia: Quite good, lot of resources there but... a bit ugly result from my point of view.
- Inkscape: You can achieve very good results but... it is a vectorial drawing program and it is not fast.
- Online: I won't (will not!) use an online tool for that.

In M$ people use Visio and the results are awesome with a scarce amount of effort. Why can't I have that in linux? Simple answer, you can.

You can use libreoffice draw and add galleries to it. In particular there is http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center/vrt-network-equipment/ which has a vectorial gallery of network resources which is perfect for fast, nice looking network diagrams. You just have to go to "Tools --> Extension Manager" and install the file you can download from the link. Then in your draw sheet go to "Insert --> Media --> Clip Art Gallery"  and a new tab will appear where you will see the VRT resources.

Enjoy it

lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

Thunderbird Lightning Today Highlight

I use thunderbird with the lightning extension for calendar. I'm just happy with it BUT it is difficult to visually locate Today, the color is just too clear. I was looking for an extension to highlight just Today when it is not selected and... I wasn't lucky. But I reminded that thunderbird uses css. Here is the solution I found:

  •  Edit (first do a backup) the file within your thunderbird profile extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}/chrome/skin/common/calendar-views.css (NOTE: {e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103} this was my lightning extension and it can probably change if you are running other OS or other versions).
  •  Change  viewTodayBackground to your favorite html color code. In my case, yellow =)
    •  --viewTodayBackground: #fff000;
    • You might also be interested in --viewTodayLabelBackground:  and --viewTodayLabelSelectedBackground:
  • Relaunch Thunderbird
That's all, now you should have your today in yellow ;)