Before I start, let me first say that following these instructions may void your warranty if you have one, open your machine up to vulnerabilities, or replace existing files and cause instability. If you don’t know how to revert or fix any issues that may occur, don’t continue. I offer no sort of warranty, support, or anything else. Consider this a ‘hack’ of sorts.
I found a blog post detailing how to install an archive package and ruby on rails in ChromeOS. I followed part of these instructions and I have modified them to fit my needs.
You must have a Chromebook, possibly only the CR-48
Run on the terminal: cd /home/chronos/user/Downloads
Run on the terminal: tar -zxf xz-*.tar.gz
Run on the terminal: cd usr
Run on the terminal: cp * /usr/
Now that xz is installed in /usr/bin (verify by running on the command line: which xz), you will be able to extract certain files that are necessary for nodejs and possibly any other package you’d like.
Download and install nodejs and openssl. The site claims openssl is optional, but node wouldn’t open without it
In newer versions of Google Chrome, you’ll be able to enable profiles by navigating to chrome://flags and enabling Multiple Profiles. Restart the browser, and you’ll have a switcher and multiple profiles which can be activated in different windows. This allows you to sync to different gmail accounts. For instance, if you have a personal account and a work or school account, each with different bookmarks… you can run two or three different profiles and have access to all of your data.
If you’re using an older version of Chrome or Chromium and you don’t have the Multiple Profiles option, you can use the switch
when opening the browser and the profile for your session will be pulled from the given folder instead of the Default folder. The folder specified should be created automatically. To be safe, I like to create the folder before providing it as an argument.
As explained here, the default directory is located at:
Google Chrome: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
Open a terminal and create a new directory for your second profile. For instance:
I recently decided to update my resume, which forced me to revisit an issue I originally faced when posting my resume to my site: I am writing it as a doc file in Google Docs but I want to link to it as a PDF and have my updates visible immediately.
I know this is a selfish thing to want, and I settled for the quick and easy solution of copying the PDF to my host and pointing to the local file. After updating my resume today, I thought, “I’m sure someone has already encountered this.” A quick search on Google took me to a Google knol article in which the other provides a link which will convert the Google Doc (provided by a document id) to a desired format. This link causes the PDF to download immediately, but when passed to the document viewer, it works as expected. Perfect!
Here is the article citation:
Google Docs Guide 2. Google Docs Help: Howto Link Straight To A Public Docs Pdf Or Other Supported File [Internet]. Version 2. Knol. 2008 Oct 8. Available from: http://knol.google.com/k/google-docs-guide-2/google-docs-help-howto-link-straight-to/2vcnhxffa8r42/20.