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Conky Always on Top Fix in Openbox
2011-10-08 02:57:00
I hit a snag recently when installing Openbox on the newest Alpha2 for Unity Linux.  I initiated Conky in my autostart.sh and it was always on top…of everything on my desktop.  That’s not a good thing when you’re trying to browse the web with your Conky layout on top of your browser.  After thinking about ... Related posts:TinyMe Linux For The Win I was running Unity Linux 2010.2 with KDE 4.5 for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Mozilla Firefox, From Darling to Enemy in One Release
2011-06-23 22:07:00
What is wrong with everyone in Linux land bagging on Mozilla Firefox and their 5.0 release? Complaints pretty much have one thing in common:  They claim there isn’t enough ‘new and shiny’ things inside FF5 to warrant a major version.  This is illogical thinking because major version means NOTHING when it comes to usability of ... Related posts:Install Firefox 4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) I am testing out Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Mozilla Firefox , Release
Some Random Helpful Hints
2011-06-11 05:34:00
I’ve been slowly collecting a few commands that are useful to me for various things while using Linux.  I figured that I would share some of these handy commands.  In no particular order, they are: To copy, preserving permissions AND structure AND recursively, from a remote system to your local system: Please note that the ... Related posts:GNU find – A Multidimensional Tool Beginners are mostly afraid of command prompt.  Whenever they see... Using ‘Alias’ in Linux There comes a time in every Linux users’ life when... Linux File Permissions, Groups, and Users Why Are Permissions Important? Permissions are important for keeping your... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Misc , Random , Hints
Radio Tray ? A Radio Player That Fits In System Tray
2011-04-25 17:12:00
Radio Tray is a very simple application that plays your favourite radio stations and it does so from the system tray, meaning any station you want to listen to is only two clicks away. Naturally you?ll need to add your favorite streams to this program before it will actually be useful. Most websites offering streaming ... Related posts:Using ‘Alias’ in Linux There comes a time in every Linux users’ life when... Install Firefox 4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) I am testing out Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Radio , System , Tips , Player
Install Firefox 4 on Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
2011-04-01 17:48:00
I am testing out Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and wanted to benefit from Firefox 4 and all its speediness.  It’s not available in the repositories and since LMDE uses Firefox and NOT Iceweasel, you really can’t install it from the Mozilla Debian repository.  So, I decided to manually install things. Normally I don’t like ... Related posts:Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010 I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... Finding Files with locate Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Back to the Basics with Debian
2011-03-16 17:29:00
Sometimes, you just have so many problems with the distribution you’re running that you have to wipe it out with a clean slate. I did that this past week and am now using Debian . With using Debian there comes a feeling of being back to the very basic of Linux distros…much in the same way ... Related posts:TinyMe Linux For The Win I was running Unity Linux 2010.2 with KDE 4.5 for... Interesting Statistics Very interesting statistics that I’ve noticed since moving the site... Disillusioned by the Community There are times when I don’t want to admit that... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Unity Linux Gets a Sponsor with Host Color!
2011-03-15 22:12:00
Good news to all of you out there that watch the project I’m involved with called Unity Linux .  What is Unity you ask?  Allow me to give you some background: Unity Linux is a small Linux core based on Mandriva Linux.  We whittle down Mandriva to a small base desktop to provide users with ‘just ... Related posts:Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010 I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1... Ubuntu Names Their Desktop After Us? I was quite surprised this morning whilst reading my RSS... TinyMe Linux For The Win I was running Unity Linux 2010.2 with KDE 4.5 for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Color , Host , Sponsor
Disillusioned by the Community
2011-02-02 19:51:00
There are times when I don’t want to admit that I use and love Linux. It’s true…at times, I’m embarrassed to tell people that I’m part of the community as a whole. You may wonder when these times are…right now is one of those times.  I despise infighting found in free and open source software…specifically, ... Related posts:A Canonical Controversy Remember these past few months where Ubuntu/Canonical’s contribution to Gnome... Boxee is Changing the World Television and Movies shape reality. Just look at this medium... TinyMe Linux For The Win I was running Unity Linux 2010.2 with KDE 4.5 for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Chasing Your ?Tail? With Linux
2011-01-27 07:04:00
‘GNU tail’ is a small utility which prints (by default) the last 10 lines of any file. This an amazing piece of software not only allows you to see the last part of a file but also enables you to monitor a file?s changes without opening the file. ‘tail’ can be used alone or can ... Related posts:Using ‘Alias’ in Linux There comes a time in every Linux users’ life when... GNU find – A Multidimensional Tool Beginners are mostly afraid of command prompt.  Whenever they see... Finding Files with locate Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Using ?Alias? in Linux
2010-12-23 15:42:00
There comes a time in every Linux users’ life when you will open the Terminal more often than not because you have realized that it is faster, more efficient and more powerful than GUI (Graphical User Interface).  You’ll have started to learn more and more commands and now feel more comfortable with command prompt.  The ... Related posts:Linux File Permissions, Groups, and Users Why Are Permissions Important? Permissions are important for keeping your... Finding Files with locate Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for... GNU find – A Multidimensional Tool Beginners are mostly afraid of command prompt.  Whenever they see... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Misc , Alias
GNU find ? A Multidimensional Tool
2010-11-25 04:30:00
Beginners are mostly afraid of command prompt.  Whenever they see a command prompt, they immediately say ?its very difficult?.  But it?s not true.  The Command prompt is as friendly as GUI (Graphical User Interface), provided if you use it with proper procedure. Most people use GUI tools to search for files.  They don’t realize that ... Related posts:Find ing Files with locate Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for... Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure I needed a quick way to backup my small music... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Linux File Permissions, Groups, and Users
2010-11-04 02:28:00
Why Are Permissions Important? Permissions are important for keeping your data safe and secure.   Utilizing permission settings in Linux can benefit you and those you want to give access to your files and you don’t need to open up everything just to share one file or directory (something Windows sharing often does).  You can group ... Related posts:Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure I needed a quick way to backup my small music... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... Finding Files with locate Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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ICH6 Intel Sound on Unity or Mandriva PulseAudio Fix
2010-10-22 07:02:00
I had been fighting for a very long time with pulseaudio on Unity Linux 2010…it just didn’t seem to work for me.  There were problems with having to mute and unmute the external amplifier channel in alsamixer in order to get sound to work.  On some boots there was no sound and on others, sound ... Related posts:Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010 I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1... Unity 2010 Beta 2 Impressions As noted previously, I’ve been pretty hard pressed lately in... What Is Unity Linux? There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Intel , Sound
TinyMe Linux For The Win
2010-10-21 03:39:00
I was running Unity Linux 2010.2 with KDE 4.5 for around the last month.  I really like what has been done there but it seemed a bit heavy for my Gateway M250…the CPU fan was always on which told me it was always in high use. I checked out Gnome 2.30 on Unity and found ... Related posts:Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010 I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... What Is Unity Linux? There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
A Canonical Controversy
2010-09-17 22:55:00
Remember these past few months where Ubuntu/Canonical ’s contribution to Gnome (or lack thereof) was called into question and the topic was on the tip of every Linux news website tongue (see closing thoughts for info links)?  Let’s throw some gasoline on that fire for your Friday!!  It’s time for a Barbecue! Today, Mark Shuttleworth’s blog ... Related posts:Ubuntu Names Their Desktop After Us? I was quite surprised this morning whilst reading my RSS... Zealots and Narcissism Many times in my journeys of distribution hopping, I’ve run... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Great , Controversy
Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010
2010-09-08 21:13:00
I just took a look at how Unity Linux 2010.1 shapes up and found that the flashplayer plugin doesn’t work with the default browser which is Midori.  Here’s a quick fix for getting flash to work with Midori on Unity 2010.  First, install the flash-player-plugin (as root in terminal or use the gui): smart install ... Related posts:Unity 2010 Beta 2 Impressions As noted previously, I’ve been pretty hard pressed lately in... Unity Linux Automates Build Process The guys over at Unity Linux have created and developed... What Is Unity Linux? There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Finding Files with locate
2010-09-07 18:52:00
Many Linux users use the ‘find’ utility when searching for files using the command line on their system. They’ll do a simple: find / -name 'pattern' Really though, the power of find isn’t just in finding names of files but rather specific details about those files. For example, if you wanted to find files which ... Related posts:Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure I needed a quick way to backup my small music... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Files
Google News Redesign is Horrible
2010-07-14 16:59:00
So, what do you think of the Google News redesign? You like it???  Tell me where you live so I can come hit you on the head a couple of times with a tack hammer…we’ll see if that jars anything loose.  All kidding aside (no I don’t want to hit anyone on the head with ... No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Google News , Redesign
Interesting Statistics
2010-07-13 06:19:00
Very interesting statistics that I’ve noticed since moving the site to a Linode VPS. If you take a look at the graphic below, the spike in the middle will probably stick out quite a bit.  Oddly enough, the spike I noticed in CPU percentage used (which is regulated for VPS at Linode) also spiked up ... Related posts:A Blip on My Posts Hello everyone! You may have seen a blip swing by... Do you…uh…Use Linux? I ran across the flash video above (note: I’m not... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Interesting , Misc , Statistics
A Blip on My Posts
2010-07-08 17:54:00
Hello everyone! You may have seen a blip swing by in posting on the site with the default WordPress posting “Hello World” displaying as a new post.  This was due to my recent migration from Site5 shared hosting to a Linode VPS.  During the switchover, the database had not been uploaded yet as I was ... No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux
2010-05-31 02:36:00
My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a while back and I?ve been using it ever since. I love the lightweight feel, the ability to customize and the center around having NO icons on my desktop.  I don?t feel cluttered when I work! Today, we’re going to go over installing Openbox with some ... Related posts:Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS Foresight and Fedora (aka “boots, a fedora remix”) Last week... Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II I previously blogged about how to add color to the... Unity 2010 Beta 2 Impressions As noted previously, I’ve been pretty hard pressed lately in... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Boxee is Changing the World
2010-05-25 18:13:00
Television and Movies shape reality. Just look at this medium over the past few decades and you’ll always find a TV series or movie that is a glass reflection of what is happening in the real world.  Movies and TV have the power to elicit strong emotional responses (i.e. The Notebook_or_insert_another_chick_flick_he re) , invoke the ire ... No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Do Package Managers Spoil Us?
2010-05-16 17:41:00
I thought of this interesting question the other day while messing around with Slackware 9.0 which was one of the last versions of Slackware to come on a single disk. The goal was to try to take a Slackware 9.0 install to the most recent stable and it was almost accomplished. Glibc was the largest ... Related posts:Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS Foresight and Fedora (aka “boots, a fedora remix”) Last week... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Rants , Misc , Featured
Ubuntu Names Their Desktop After Us?
2010-05-10 20:05:00
I was quite surprised this morning whilst reading my RSS feeds to discover that Ubuntu has named their most recent ‘lite desktop‘ Unity.  Surprised because we have our project, Unity Linux.  Strange that both our ‘lightweight distribution and desktop’ and Ubuntu’s ‘lite desktop’ should share a name together. While I’m not really sure why no one ... Related posts:Unity Linux Automates Build Process The guys over at Unity Linux have created and developed... Unity Linux Theme Refreshes I’ve been pretty busy lately with theme design for the... Unity 2010 Beta 2 Impressions As noted previously, I’ve been pretty hard pressed lately in... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Desktop
Green Technology
2010-04-24 04:42:00
I recently began blogging with my wife about green living including green technology.  We launched the site a couple of days ago and today was my first post on green technology:  Corky, a Battery Free Wireless Mouse.  It’s a mouse that charges up with every mechanical motion and click of the button you make. We’re ... No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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Rethinking Home Servers
2010-04-18 00:48:00
Since my first home-built server (a PI 75Mhz behemoth) I’ve used Red Hat based distributions as my home server.  This lasted until around 2002-3 when I moved into a 4 bedroom house with 3 of my Air Force buddies and one of them wanted to learn Linux. I knew from experience in the mid-nineties that ... Related posts:Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS Foresight and Fedora (aka “boots, a fedora remix”) Last week... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Servers , Home
Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure
2010-04-15 05:14:00
I needed a quick way to backup my small music collection on my laptop and preserve the complete file structure and permissions.  There are a few ways to do this of course…for example, you can just copy the files using whatever file manager you happen to be using in your Linux distribution.  In some cases ... Related posts:Convert PNG to GIF via Command Line I installed a bare bones Arch Linux system today and... Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux My friend Og Maciel originally introduced me to Openbox a... Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II I previously blogged about how to add color to the... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
More About: Backup , File , Directories
Unity Linux Automates Build Process
2010-04-12 19:05:00
The guys over at Unity Linux have created and developed a ‘build server’ that will allow the automation of package building in both 64bit and 32bit flavors.  All the building is done in a chroot and then the package is automatically moved into the ‘Testing’ repository. Very interesting stuff…much like what rMake does for Conary and ... Related posts:Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux Most, if not all, top distributions of Linux ship a... Clarification on Foresight and Fedora I previously wrote about a possible “rebasing” of Foresight Linux... What Is Unity Linux? There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
What Is Unity Linux?
2010-03-29 22:27:00
There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity Linux is. I thought I’d talk today a bit about that.   I’d like to talk a bit about what Unity uses for it’s ‘guts’.  I’d also like to dispel some myths surrounding Unity.  Lastly, I’d like to talk briefly about how Unity is doing all it ... Related posts:Unity 3.7 Snapshot Preview Out Gettinther announced that build 3.7…a developer environment snapshot intended as... Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux Most, if not all, top distributions of Linux ship a... The New Planet Unity Some of you may have noticed that Planet Unity got... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
Do you?uh?Use Linux?
2010-02-19 19:44:00
I ran across the flash video above (note: I’m not taking content and embedding it here…you’ll need to click on the image to be taken to the author’s site) a while back and have never posted a link to it.  It’s pretty funny and if you look around on ubergeek’s site, you’ll find a couple ... Related posts:Overheard at the Water Cooler Heard at the water cooler recently in my almost all... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
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