Linux Journal Contents #172, August 2008
There's nuttin like a Cool Project to give you some relief from the summer heat, so get out your parka cuz we got a bunch of em. First up is the BUG, not a bug, The BUG. It's got a GPS, camera and more, in a hand-sized package that's user programmable. The BUG does everything. It's both a floor wax and a dessert topping. Get one now. Need a software version of a Swiss Army knife? Take a look at Billix, and don't leave home without it. Then, chew on this one, an X server on a Gumstix device driving an E-Ink display. Need more storage? How about 16 Terabytes? Can do. And, of course, we have the usual cast of characters: Marcel, Reuven, Dave, Kyle, Doc, plus the new kid on the block Shawn Powers. But it doesn't stop there: build a MythTV box on a budget, build your own GIS system, set up the tools to monitor your enterprise and more. Finally, remember The War of the Worlds? Now you can play too.
The BUG: a Linux-Based Hardware Mashup
by Mike Diehl
With the BUG, you get a GPS, camera, motion detector and accelerometer all in one hand-sized unit, and it's completely programmable.
Billix: a Sysadmin's Swiss Army Knife
by Bill Childers
Build a toolbox in your pocket by installing Billix on that spare USB key.
Fun with E-Ink, X and Gumstix
by Jaya Kumar
Find out how to make standard X11 apps run on an E-Ink display using a Gumstix embedded device.
One Box. Sixteen Trillion Bytes.
by Eric Pearce
Build your own 16 Terabyte file server with hardware RAID.
Linux for the Long Haul
by Michael Surran
Checking in with the Greater Houlton Christian Academy's switch to Linux.
Zenoss and the Art of Enterprise Monitoring
by Jeramiah Bowling
Stay on top of your network with an enterprise-class monitoring tool.
How to Fake a UFO Landing
by Dan Sawyer
Use Voodoo to solve video match-moving problems.
Quantum GIS: the Open-Source Geographic Information System
by James Gray
Hooked on Google Earth? Check out Quantum GIS to satisfy your geographic cravings.
Build a MythTV Box without Breaking the Bank
by P. Surdas Mohit
A quick-and-easy guide to the world of MythTV.
Shawn Power's Current_Issue.tar.gz
Linux: the Root of All Coolness
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Profiling Rails Applications
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Cool as Ice!
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Movie Trivia and Fun with Random Numbers
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Doc Searls' EOF
Mixing Up a Generative Mobile Feast
Hot and Bothered at Starbucks
by Dan Sawyer
The Neuros OSD Connects Your TV to the Internet
by Marco Fioretti
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