Tip: discover and terminate high CPU processes (Linux)

A quick tip to get the dust out of our blog 🙂

If you hear the fan of your computer going way up, most likely that was because some application or process is using too much CPU. Find out which one and terminate it by:
1. Open the terminal
2. Run “top”
3. Press “k” and the number on “pid” column of the process which appears on the top of the list.

Automated Bugzilla email reports

Bugzilla has a very interesting feature called Whining. With it you can schedule reports to be automatically sent by email to you or anyone else in your team.

As an example, I have sent to me on the weekend a report of all items that were created or worked by our dev team in the past week.

Creating a whining report is pretty easy:

  • save a search criteria that interests you (eg. all open items, items closed in X days, etc);
  • fing at the bottom of the Bugzilla page a “whining” link;
  • create the subject and description of the email;
  • select the mailing interval;
  • recipients;
  • and saved report.

This way you’ll have a nice list on your mailbox with the bugzilla tasks that are most important to you.

Tip: Open eps files with Gimp

For the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of work editing images in .eps format. Since I really like my Gimp, I spent weeks trying to find a nice way to edit these images with this program, instead of running to Photoshop. Well, I was finally able to find a solution I now share with you.

The steps you’ll need to follow are actually quite simple:

  1. Download Gimp and install it;
  2. Download Ghostscript and install it;
  3. Go to the  /bin directory of where you installed Ghostscript
  4. copy all .exe files (may be 2 or 3) and paste in Gimp’s main directory (where gimp is installed);
  5. Start gimp and try opening eps files.

That should do it! If you’re on Linux, just make sure Ghostscript is installed, it should be easy to find in Synaptic for example.

Via: Gimptalk.