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Hey, Buddy. Can You Spare a C-Note?

The way I figure it there are a lot of rich LJ readers out there. How do I figure that? Well we offer $100 bucks, that's right a C-note, a Franklin, a Benjamin, a Bill, a Yard for Tech Tips that we publish in the magazine. Do we get any takers? Not a lot. So I figure, since everybody out there is rolling in dough they ought to send some of it to me. more>>

Typing Nonstandard Characters on Ubuntu

Typing characters that are not standard in English can be done quite easily in [Ubuntu] Linux without any modifications. In most situations, you can do this by using the Character Map utility included in your system, which can be found at Applications > Accessories > Character Map. Upon running Character Map, a window will appear. more>>

Cat 5 Compliant Wedding Set

The female ring has a choice of four opaque colors: turquoise, white, orange or black. The male ring stands tall and dramatically transparent. Switch up sexes -- order two of the same! The world is your technological oyster.

Lovin' me some Etsy.

Introduction to Forensics

A break-in can happen to any system administrator. Find out how to use Autopsy and Sleuthkit to hit the ground running on your first forensics project. more>>

Media And The Social Web

Seana Mulcahy writes:

Move over, World Wide Web, and give a warm welcome to the World Live Web (WLW). Actually it’s been around for many years now. Unfortunately it hasn’t popped up in our beloved industry until late. more>>

I Sense Serious Changes

Well, I am trying to be a mystic here but it seems like there is something really changing for the good right now. more>>

Create a Logo from the Command Line

You can create a neat logo from the Linux command line:

$ convert -size 800x120 xc:white -font Times-Roman -pointsize 100 -fill gray -annotate +20+80 'Linux is cool!' -fill black -annotate +23+83 'Linux is cool!' -trim +repage logo.png

And, the following command should display the result:

$ qiv logo.png more>>

Summing Up Open Source, Sticking it to The Man, and Who Isn't on Facebook?

This morning we continue in our quest to flesh out all the weekend's news in order to see that you are suitably prepared for the week ahead. In that spirit, we bring you the last and latest of the noteworthy news. more>>

New Products Roundup

Integrated security systems going green; real-time Linux; CRMs; data automation; and security management tools top off our editors' new products roundup. more>>

Merchandising MySQL, Scalping Skype, and IE 3!

It's time again for the Weekend Edition of Breaking News, bringing you all the news you need to know before jumping back into the grind on Monday. There's lots to cover, so strap yourself in and prepare for a ride. more>>

Understanding Infrastructure

Is Linux infrastructure? Or is it just another operating system, like Windows, MacOS and various Unixes?

How about the Internet? Is the Net infrastructure? Or is it just the #3 "service" in the "triple play" sold by your local phone or cable company? more>>

Go Get Your Stickers from Shawn!

Go find Shawn, and score some stickers. more>>

Run Windows XP on Ubuntu with Virtualbox

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is a professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. more>>

Will Someone Please Go Talk to Shawn?

He's at Penguicon, and he has some cool stickers and other swag for you. Go find him! more>>

When Penguins Fly

Just a little something to end your work week with: more>>

Top 25 Articles of All Time, Part 5

This week we take a look at the all-time favorite articles ever featured on We'll feature the top 25 in this series, presenting you with five each day this week. These 25 articles alone represent tens of millions of page views on

Top Articles 1 - 5 more>>

Red Hat Drops the Desktop, iPhone Prices Take a Chop, and What Was Microsoft Thinking?

It's time again for another installment of Breaking News, with a look at the best and most broken — er, breaking — news from far and wide. And away we go! more>>

Automatically re-start script as root

If you use sudo you can automatically re-start scripts that need to be run as root by adding a check at the beginning of the script and executing sudo if the script is not running as root: more>>

Who Let the Dogs Out? - Call For Articles

Our September 2008 issue is going to focus on "underdog" software/programs, and we're looking for writers. If you're interested, please read on. What's an underdog? Well, for example, in Web servers, Apache is generally recognized as the top-dog, so an underdog might be lighttpd. more>>