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Marin County Still Porn Central

Despite severing their ties with a security-challenged web host, Marin County, California's web site is still experiencing problems with porn. Links to pornographic sites and malware were discovered on the county's Transportation Authority website in early October, and reappeared periodically throughout November and into December. more>>

2008 Linux Nicaragua Tour

While many today see Linux as a "just download it" or "just buy it" product, it hasn't always been that way. Installfests were actually the norm. Well, that's what is happening in Nicaragua. I received the following announcement in email—not from a geek mailing list but from the list of a social rights activists. more>>

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2008 Linux Tour in Nicaragua

While many today see Linux as a "just download it" or "just buy it" product, it hasn't always been that way. Installfests were actually the norm. Well, that's what is happening in Nicaragua. I received the following announcement in email—not from a geek mailing list but from the list of a social rights activists. more>>

1/11 To Debut KDE 4.0

The KDE Release Team has made it official: The long-awaited KDE version 4.0 will release on January 11, 2008. more>>

To Russia With LiveJournal

Popular blogging site LiveJournal — part of the Six Apart family which includes TypePad, Vox, and MoveableType — has been bought out by SUP, a Russian media firm which has been involved with LiveJournal since late 2006. more>>

Internet Explorer on Linux

What!?!? Blasphemy you say? Yes, here's how to run Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 on Linux. more>>

Microsoft Says Mozilla Updates Are Dangerous

According to Microsoft, Mozilla Firefox is less secure than Internet Explorer because Mozilla patches it's security flaws. more>>

What's New Down Here?

Many years ago, Carlie said to me, "You will never retire--just, someday, you will die." 100% correct. As I am neither retired nor dead, expect to start hearing from me on this site. more>>

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>>

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