Thunderbird display settings

I prefer to keep Thunderbird messages bold (unread), until I have opened them by pressing Enter, or marked them read by pressing M.

The only way I have found to get this behavior is go to Edit > Preferences > Display > Advanced, select "Automatically mark as read", select "After displaying for seconds" and enter a very high number in the seconds field.

October CMS

October is an up and coming CMS, with a growing user base "October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. A simple and modular CMS that grows with you, with a precise and beautiful interface that comes as second nature." From:

Control Firefox cookies with Cookie AutoDelete

From Firefox 57 onwards, Add-ons will stop working and be replaced with WebExtensions. One very used Add-on is Self-Destructing Cookies, but this extension will not be rewritten as a WebExtension. As a replacement you can use Cookie AutoDelete.

Thunderbird plain text

If you have an image file attached to a Thunderbird e-mail message, it's easy to delete at the bottom of the message, by right-clicking and selecting Detach. But if the image is embedded, you don't have that option.

In order to detach an embedded image in a Thunderbird e-mail message you need to display it as plain text:

Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser, launched in April 2016. It uses the Blink rendering engine, same as Google Chrome and Opera do, so you can install extensions developed for Google Chrome.

Steam downloading ubuntu 16.04

First, install the Steam client:

sudo apt-get install steam

This will add the Steam client under "Applications".
After that, just download the games via the GUI.

Export tracks as wave files from Boss BR-80 on Ubuntu

The Boss BR-80 is a very handy little recording tool. To export MTR files to Ubuntu in Wave-format, you need to use a Windows program called BR WAV Converter v3.1 (PC), running it with Wine.

Opera VPN Ubuntu 16.04

Since version 40, Opera has offered a built-in VPN solution in their browser: "In April, Opera added a free, unlimited VPN to the developer edition of its browser. Now, the company has brought that same capability to the stable version of its Opera 40 desktop browser."

Varnish bunny

Drupal has a flood protection feature, which bans a user after a number of failed login attempts:

"Drupal 7 prevents brute force attacks on accounts. It blocks login by a user that has more than 5 failed login attempts (within six hours) or an IP address that has more than 50 failed login attempts (within one hour)."

Drupal VM

From the official Github page: "Drupal VM is A VM for local Drupal development, built with Vagrant + Ansible."

Install NFS-kernel-server and git
If you haven't already, install nfs-kernel-server and Git:

sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server git