Rotating and resizing pictures

My digital camera (a Canon Powershot A550) has the nice feature of saving the orientation of the picture in the EXIF information (it has a sensor to detect this at the time you take a picture). Some software, like Eye Of Gnome seems to automaticaly show the picture in the correct orientation.

gthumb has the option to rotate the images while importing, but it doesn't remove the EXIF information, so EOG rotates them again when displaying :)


nautilus .thumbnails directory wasting space with old thumbnails

If you look at your ~/.thumbnails directory in gnome, you might find out that there are tens or even hundreds of megabytes wasted to thumbnails of files that aren't on your system (thumbnails of files that have been moved or renamed, were on removable devices, ...). Since I'm always running out of diskspace, I'd like to "fix" that. There are several "easy" solutions: delete the whole contents of the directories in .thumbnails. But then the "good" thumbnails are gone too, and they all need to be rebuild while you're browsing your filesystem.

Netbeans 6.0 and non US-qwerty (eg. Belgian Azerty)

When I started using Netbeans (on Ubuntu Linux), and after starting to like it really quickly (it has some features Eclipse lacks, or requiers plugins I don't know about). But when I started writing code in it, I very quickly came across the problem that Netbeans didn't respond to "Alt Gr" key combinations.


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