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YAAAUU (Yet Another Article About Ubuntu Unity)

 I tried.  I really did.  I tried to like Ubuntu’s new Unity interface and tried hard to make it work. Unity felt ok on the Acer Netbook -- the small screen is a good match for the new vertical application launcher. more>>

Your Friendly, Price-Gouging Cell Phone Data Provider

This is sort of relevant, because it involves an incident that I recently experienced with an application on my Android phone.  Android runs the Linux kernel, so this is peripherally a Linux issue. more>>

Ebook

Ebook Publishing Using Linux Tools

Digital books, aka “ebooks” are going to change the publishing world just as iTunes and digital music have changed the music industry more>>

QEMU vs. VirtualBox

Why is it that the U.S. Government always releases a slew of RFPs just before Thanksgiving?  I’ve been swamped working on proposals since the third week of November, but we got the last one submitted just before Christmas so it’s back to normal (or what passes for normal around here) for a while.

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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