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The Last Farkle

In the spring of 1983 I went to work for Digital Equipment Corporation. At that time Digital was mostly providing support for different flavors of Unix on their PDP-11 and VAX lines of computers for the telephone company and universities that were using them. more>>

Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04)

Ubuntu's next LTS release date is not scheduled until April of 2008. However, you can test drive what the future will look like today. Follow these simple steps to upgrade your existing Gutsy Gibbon installation to Hardy Heron! more>>

Oregon Uni Sticks It To The RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America has hit a bump in their quest to browbeat file-sharing students and it's coming from of the University of Oregon. more>>

Documentation: Give it up; it won't happen.

At one point in time and not too very long ago, I fancied myself a decent system administrator with a decent resume and work history. When I finished a series of writing tasks working on technology subjects that included system administration, I thought the time had come for me to work in a shop with Linux and MS. more>>

Anyone experimented with Linux within a VM on Mac OS X Leopard?

I have VMware and Parallels, but I only use them to run Windows XP and Vista. I'd like to hear from a few people who are running Red Hat, Debian or some other flavor of Linux within Mac OS X Leopard, and what kind of results you're getting. What distro works best, for example? Does X interplay nicely with Mac?

Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part I - SoX

SoX is a power-packed command-line tool for various types of audio processing. It's very useful as an audio format converter, and it can be used for resampling audio files, converting between endianness, audio encoding and modifying other attributes of common audio file formats. more>>

LJ Loves Your Letters

In this on-line world of instant feedback via comments and forums and so forth, I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone that we still love receiving old-fashioned Letters to the Editor--either via e-mail or [shudder] postal mail. We welcome your comments, suggestions, criticism, praise and questions. Plus, it's one of the easiest ways to see your name in print! more>>

Google Goes After Wireless

After months of rumors about whether they would or wouldn't, Google has finally announced that they will participate in the 700 MHz auction. more>>

New Web Content Category

Although I'm far from a prolific web poster, this isn't my first web post. But it is the first one that has been officially categorized as a blog entry. Its a somewhat strange moment because I've always had a less than positive image of blogging. more>>

Content Creation with Ubuntu Studio

Are you a musician? An amateur videographer? A graphic designer? more>>

Richard Stallman Free Software Song

"You'll be freeeeee hackers, you'll be freeee-ee-e-e hackers..." more>>

Weird, geeky shell script projects?

Alright, LJ readers and fellow Linux-heads, I'm asking for suggestions: what should I write about in the next few columns of my shell script programming column in the mag? I can certainly come up with stuff, but I think it'd be interesting to actually hear from y'all. So let me know! :-)

Web Accessibility

I just got home from the awards banquet for the AIR Houston competition. We won. Seriously. We actually won... third place. I am so very proud of our team. Our team was lead by my husband, Geri Druckman, under the name TechSophic, and supported by me and Heather Mortensen. more>>

Is PDF-Per-Click On The Way?

Adobe will soon be bringing pay-per-click ads to a PDF near you, as the result of their latest deal with Yahoo. more>>

The Major Metropolitan Dallas News tells its readers how to use BitTorrent to share

I opened the morning paper and turned to the front page of Business - Section D. Right in the middle of front page at the top, four columns wide and headlined with major graphics a story line asked "Mind if we share?" The lower headline read, "BitTorrent pours out movies, TV shows - and controversy". more>>

Live CD docs

Is it just me or does the Fedora Live CD docs lack substance? Has anyone undertaken a How-To? Especially as Fedora has jettisoned the older tools for making a live CD?

Bitter Penguins

I was just asked to run for a position on the board of directors for an organization of Technology Directors in Michigan. Being on the MAEDS board would be a great honor and all, but it reminds me that as Linux users, we are part of a diverse group of technology users. more>>

Making Wonderful Penguin Music

I'm really into electronic music and just recently thought about making some. Linux, being my favorite kernel in the world, and Fedora and Debian being my favorite distributions, I figured what better way to get into electronic music than putting the Penguin to work? more>>

Microsoft The Pirate

Microsoft — the corporate bully constantly alleging patent infringement against everyone else on the block — has been caught with their hand in the patent cookie jar. more>>

Coffee, Tea, or Other Caffeine

I find it interesting (which might be more insight into my psyche than you want), but different caffeinated beverages tend to have drastically different effects on me. I'm curious if this is the case with others... more>>

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