When I write in Italian using LibreOffice on a computer that's not mine I usually struggle with hyphenation. Every time I have to recap how to enable the Italian language, so I've decided to write this post for future reference.

First of all, I have to download the Italian extension here: extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center.
Click on "Italian dictionary, thesaurus, hyphenation patterns" and download the file "dict-it.oxt". OpenOffice and LibreOffice extensions share the common .oxt extension.

Then I have to install the extension in LibreOffice. I have to go to Tools -> Extension Manager, click on Add, then select the dict-it.oxt file and open it. It's worth restarting LibreOffice to let it know of the new extension.

If hyphenation still does not work, I have to right click on the document, choose Paragraph -> Text flow and make sure that Hyphenation's flag "Automatically" is checked.

Recently I've bought a refurbished lenovo thinkpad x201 online and I've installed the new Ubuntu 14.04 on it. These are my finding on how to customize it for my personal taste.

If you have a Thinkpad and want to know its hardware and install Linux with more insight, make sure to read thinkwiki.org. This is a volunteered site with useful suggestions about all the Lenovo family.

First of all I suggest to limit the speed of the CPU before incurring in overheating and an unexpected (and very quick) forced shutdown. To limit the CPU I found very practical the use of the cpu scaling indicator which can be installed by:

$ apt-get install indicator-cpufreq
$ indicator-cpufreq &

Samsung CLX-3305 is a multifunction printer with an embedded scanner. While the printer component is perfectly managed by Ubuntu, the scanner doesn't get automatically recognized. This is due to a missing piece of configuration in the /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf file which is the configuration file of the SANE backend able to support Samsung scanners (despite the name suggesting Xerox multifunction printers).

One of the first source of information for a Linux network administrator is the tcpdump command. If you need it, you already know it, so I'll not dive into its details. Mikrotik RouterOS on the other hand offers a very similar sniffing tool but without the flexibility of the Linux shell: /tools sniffer. How to have the same flexibility on Mikrotik? Easy: join the best from both worlds by streaming.

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