Monday, April 30, 2007

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Yes! I finally installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn a little over a week ago. Having had the chance to open it up and see what is under the hood, well, you'll have to listen to the podcast. You can download it here - Episode 33.

News Item 1 - Trademark Redux

Pakages - Web authoring packages

Quanta Plus

Salsa Caribe!

Download "Ariba Caribe Remix" (mp3)
from "Salsa Caribe!"
by Michel Freidenson
Azul Music

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The Meadowlands

Download "Everyone Choose Sides" (mp3)
from "The Meadowlands"
by The Wrens
Absolutely Kosher

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Romantic Energy

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from "Romantic Energy"
by Twelve Girls Band
Domo Records

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An Inconvenient Truth - Soundtrack

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from "An Inconvenient Truth - Soundtrack"
by Michael Brook
bigHelium/Canadian Rational

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 Release on the 19th

Only a couple of days until the release of the much anticipated release of Ubuntu 7.04 and I think there are probably many like me who are itching to get in the queue. On the other hand if you are willing to wait you can do so and listen to the next podcast while you are at it. Here is the link for the next podcast, Episode 32.

Links to the news

The announcement of gutsy gibbon ubuntu 7.10

Call for final testing help

Full Circle Magazine issue#0


GRAMPS, a genealogy package. Click on the link for more information.

Main - what is new in feisty


Gut a file from the inside out

cat /dev/null > foobar.log

This is a nifty trick to clear out the contents of a file but not remove the file itself. Suppose foobar.log has gotten ridiculously huge and you want to remove all the stuff inside it but you don't want to delete the file, simply cat /dev/null and direct the output to your file. In other words, take /dev/null (a black hole of nothingness) and stuff it inside foobar.log.

See you again soon!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


My humble apologies for taking so long to get this podcast out. As I transition to a new line of work things should get back to a more normal schedule. In any event, this one is finally out and ready for consumption. This week I talk about how to read and write to an NTFS drive and much more. I also have some interesting new packages that were brought to my attention by one listener. He has an excellent alternative for MS Visio, must hear podcast. Below are the links, enjoy!

From the better late than never department. Dell will pre-install Linux

From the Extreme Makeover Department: Lauchpad facelift

From the We are the Borg; resistance is futile department: VMware in kernal

Package magic -

Main -

clcotw - Create a file (the fast way) with "touch"

shell>touch foobar.log

Bam! You've successfully created foobar.log. It's much faster than running vi, saving, and exiting. Touching an existing file updates the time it was last modified.

Music by IODA Promonet

Kiss The Crystal Flake

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from "Kiss The Crystal Flake"
by The Mother Hips
Camera Records

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Cleopatra Cafe

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from "Cleopatra Cafe"
by Trio Mafua
Time Zone Records

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Cookin' at the Corner Vol. 1

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from "Cookin' at the Corner Vol. 1"
by Les DeMerle
Origin Records

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The Jimi Project

Download "Manic Depression" (mp3)
from "The Jimi Project"
by Phil Brown
Apaches From Paris

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