Category: Tips Tricks
How to install HL-3040CN Brother printer drivers on Linux (Ubuntu)
Install ScanSnap s1300, s1300i, s1100 and s300 drivers on Linux - drivers included
The Fujitsu ScanSnap s1300, s1100 and s300 were some of the best low cost duplex scanners available, and if you've got one no doubt it's still going strong. Likewise, the current generation s1300i upholds that tradition and is arguably one of the best scanners currently on sale.
Unfortunately Fujitsu don't provide linux drivers so this post provides those drivers for you to download.
This post looks long but it's just spelt out very very clearly. The actual number of things you need to do is not that high at all. I've seen many terse instructions that fail to give new users enough to go on so this one is written out fully and clearly.
To that end I'll also walk you through the install process so you can have your s1300, s1300i, s1100 and s300 happily scanning away just like they would if you were using Windows or OS X/macOS.
Well, almost, there are certain bits that don't work like one button scanning but it's not too much of a hardship.
Nginx rewrite rules for MyBB SEO friendly URLs
I've recently switched a forum I run from Wordpress and bbPress to MyBB. Overall I've very happy with it but there are a few bits to watch out for with MyBB.
If you are running Nginx instead of Apache as your webserver then one of those things to watch out for is the need to manually update the rewrite rules needed for SEO friendly URLs.
MyBB SEO friendly URLs
Below is the full set of Nginx rewrite rules for rewriting MyBB's SEO friendly URLs. To activate this option in MyBB you can do so from the Admin CP:
Find the Absolute Path to a folder or directory in Mac OS X
Mac OS X doesn’t have an obvious way to view the exact text based path to a folder (otherwise known as a directory) in the finder window. You can have it show a graphical path, but getting just the text based path to a directory (for use in the Terminal for example) requires a couple of extra steps.
Yosemite users special note
Apple removed the ability to easily copy the file path in OS X Yosemite. Yosemite users must now follow a complicated procedure of creating a Service to do this simple task or take the path directly from the command line.
El Capitan - Built in file path copy function
If you are a El Capitan user you are in luck, Apple has now created a specific command to capture the file path. Instructions on how to use this can be found here.
Mavericks and below - How to find the Absolute Path to a folder on Mac OS X
Here are the instructions for finding the file path on Mavericks and below...