About Scott Nesbitt

Scott is a writer of various things -- documentation, articles, essays, and reviews -- based in Toronto, Canada. He loves to play with tech, and to write about it too. Scott hasn't snagged that elusive book contract. Yet.

Articles by Scott Nesbitt

Tweeting From The Linux Desktop With Turpial

Tweeting From The Linux Desktop With Turpial

I use Twitter quite a lot. For the longest time, I used Web-based Twitter clients, clients for my smartphone, or browser extensions to interact with my Twitter account. Why? The desktop clients for Linux left me feeling cold. They either did too much or too little, and just weren’t satisfying overall. One client that does […]

How to Convert Videos in Linux with Arista

How to Convert Videos in Linux with Arista

Converting videos on the Linux desktop isn’t exactly difficult, but it can be tricky. There aren’t all that many conversion tools out there, and some of them aren’t all that easy to use. Take, for example, ffmpeg. It’s pretty much the top of the heap when it comes to video and audio conversion. But it’s […]

Take Your To Do List to the Command Line with iKog

Take Your To Do List to the Command Line with iKog

I like a good GUI as much as the next person, but some things beg for a little more simplicity. One of those things is a to do list. Which is why I turn to the command line and a text file for mine. Of the several command line to do applications out there in […]

How to Quickly Convert Audio Files with Gnac [Linux]

How to Quickly Convert Audio Files with Gnac [Linux]

If you’re like most people, you probably have more than a couple of audio files on your computer. And they’re probably in a few different formats. Like what? Like MP3, MP4, WAV, FLAC, or even Ogg. And maybe you want to covert to those files to another format – say MP3 to Ogg. There’s no […]

4 Great Sources of Information About Linux and Open Source

4 Great Sources of Information About Linux and Open Source

If you’re new to Linux and free/Open Source software, or even if you’re a more seasoned user, then you’re often looking for more information. Not just documentation, but also useful tips and tricks. The team here at Make Tech Easier works hard to provide as much quality information as we can. But we can’t write […]

Rip Your CDs At The Command Line

Rip Your CDs At The Command Line

Are you looking for a fast, efficient, and easy way to rip music from your CDs in Linux? Then look no further than the command line. Yes, you read that correctly. The command line. For a variety of reasons, the Linux command line has a reputation for being difficult and unwieldy. In some cases, that’s […]

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

There comes a time when every serious Linux user needs to do something more than read a PDF file. That something could be combining several PDFs into one file, splitting a file into individual pages, or pulling an attachment out of a PDF. Windows users have it easy. If they’re willing to part with a […]

Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop

Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop

Even though we’re supposed to be in the digital age, it’s amazing how much paper and printed matter we still have to deal with. Contracts, receipts, photos, forms. It’s hard to count how many trees have been sacrificed to print those kinds of things. If you want to try to go paperless, one way to […]