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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat: One Hit, One Miss

Ubuntu 10.10, aka “Maverick Meerkat” was released recently, and according to the Ubuntu home page, the perfect 10 is here.  For those not familiar with Ubuntu’s release cycle, this one is a short-term support release which will be patched and modified up until it eventually morphs into the next long term release about 18 months from now.   more>>

MAEDS

Poor and Popular

 This week I'm in Bellaire, MI at the Michigan Association for Educational Data Systems conference.  It may sound boring, but it's actually quite a great conference geared specifically toward sysadmins for school districts. more>>

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It's Patch Tuesday...Again...

Overnight I received an email from a friend, forwarding me an article from Redmond Magazine. The topic of the magazine was the huge Patch Tuesday dump that our friends in Redmond have sent down. There was also some discussion about the patch bundles dropped by Adobe and Oracle as well. more>>

Linux Mint Fail

I finally became fed up with this one little idiosyncrasy that my KDE-based home entertainment center kept exhibiting -- it would not more>>

Sintel Poster

Sintel Introduces the Next Generation in Animated Films

When I think of (a) Blender, I think of a device for making slushy adult beverages, not an Open Source tool for rendering images, despite coverage in Linux Journal by Ben Crowder, Robin Rowe, Dan Saw more>>

Sun (Now Oracle) VirtualBox: An Observation

Ok, I recognize and greatly appreciate the tremendous contributions of open source software.  I really do.  I use it every day, and have done so for many years.  I’m a Linux person from the word go.  But, I work for a Windows Shop.  All Windows, All The Time. more>>

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REDCap: A Tool for Collecting Clinical Trials Data

In the course of my day job I tend to get drawn into interesting niche projects because of my Linux expertise. Recall that the Mothership (that corporate entity located somewhere on the East coat which pays me fairly well to work for them) is *shudder* a Windows shop, primarily. more>>

Drupal

Learning Drupal Fundamentals

Many of you already know what a huge Drupal fan I am, but on October 19th I am going to show you.  I hope you'll join me for a two hour online class about the fundamentals of building a Drupal site.  This class is ideal for those of you who are just getting started using Drupal, or who are curious about why and how you should use it.  As I am sure you know, Drupal is beh more>>

Free Beer

The "Free Beer" Hangover

A couple of days ago, I talked about Yahoo's warning messages saying my system (Linux) had not been tested with their mail program and that resulted in a very impassioned plea to help a group of Yahoo Groups users to protest the changes that Yahoo has apparently made to the way more>>

Error

"Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements"

Sorry, but your system does not meet the minimum system requirements (Adobe). The all-new Yahoo! Mail has not been tested with your operating system (Yahoo). more>>

fiber optic cable

Getting the Twain to Meet

I was riding around with Scott Bradner the other day when he uttered a piece of wisdom that brought great clarity to the black-hole argument-sink that network neutrality has become — and which had been depressing me for so long that I had all but given up trying to get past it. more>>

pirate Tux

Linux Journal be Taken Over by Pirates, ARRRR!

Dear Friends,

I regret to inform you that we've been boarded by a band of filthy pirates while sailing the high seas.  What? Isn't that what you do on weekends? more>>

Directory

What happened to Directory Services?

On Twitter a few days ago, a tweet from @jwildeboer caught my attention:

OATH, OAUTH, OpenID - this is all getting too complicated. We need simple identification for the future. more>>

What's It Like To Be A Linux Journal Blogger?

Well, first of all, it’s fun, or I wouldn’t be doing it. I work with some intelligent, talented people, like Carlie Fairchild, publisher at LJ, and Katherine Druckman, our Webmistress. My job description as one of the LJ bloggers is to “write about whatever you want, as long as it is Linux related”. more>>

Queens of Drupal

Something is Drupally in the State of Denmark

Now that I am fully recovered from jet lag, I am able to reflect on how enjoyable the recent Copenhagen DrupalCon was. Before going any further, however, I have to gratefully acknowledge the team of Drupalers who organized the conference and related activities. They all did an amazing job ensuring that the event was a great success. Thank you! more>>

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