I like to jot down things that I learn how to do on the spur of the moment so that I can find it later.
I admit, in the 80's there was quite of bit of "herbal remedy" usage and my short term memory isn't what it could be. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I've decided that I might as well potentially help some other folks who might want to know about some of the things I discover, so I thought why not here?
For my very first post, I wanted to figure out how to sum cells across multiple pages in Google Docs spreadsheets.
I just saw an article headline about Tomboy and it's strengths. It made me think about all the reasons I use Tomboy and perhaps my favorite reason for using it.
I use Dropbox because I like having access to files regardless of what computer I'm using or where I'm at. It is extremely helpful to me.
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If Ubuntu is getting into the mobile platform then it needs to understand a few things, the first and most important is the message are sending out to the world with their world wide litigation against samsung over look and feel. The interface looking like IOS5 will cause you problems, this is Apple territory and as such must stay so.
In a recent post Ubuntu Mobile Phone Concepts on the OMGUbuntu site. concept art for a new Unity style touch interface and this design is very good.
The hatches are coming down slowly on the underground downloading of media, its just starting now, the various lobbies are chipping away at the BitTorrent sites and the various Indexing services such as Google are self governing themselves to slowly stop providing links to other locations hosting shared media.
There are options however and this time they are Linux compatible and require very little fiddleing.
It is no mistake that setting up a business is expensive, the IT side of it especially so. This expense is even worse during the current financial climate where you could really be investing the money in other areas of the business.
Traditionally the path to go down would be a Windows server, Windows Applications recurring licence costs etc. I'd like to introduce some alternatives for businesses which provide well supported systems at a fraction (if any) of the cost of the commercial alternatives. All of which run on Linux keeping the server costs down.
This isn't a technical guide, its not going to explain how to set any of the suggestions up, i've put this together to show there are cheaper more cost effective long term solutions than the usual business fare.
Just been reading an interesting Techcrunch article "Solving eMail overload with a company-wide ban" in which Thierry Breton, CEO ofAtos, wants his “zero email” policy to be in place within a year-and-a-half.
I have to think my place of work and come to the conclusion Mr Breton may be onto something. eMail is less of a tool and more of a hindrance in many cases.
I'd be interested in feedback from anyone who has suggestions for reducing email..
This brings out the inner geek in me.. Its the worlds largest model railway.. The video quality is great and it is indeed huge.
Just found this on Read Write Web...
Here's our nominee for most evil Web service of the week:FindHisPorn.com. For a one-time low price of $49.99 only $19.95! Limited time offer!, you can allow a dubious piece of Java voodoo onto your PC (Windows only) and let it scrape the contents of your hard drive and show you all the porn it finds. It's just perfect for spying on that special someone in your life.
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You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbor.
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.
You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.
While you are sitting there wondering the plight of Ubuntu or if Gnome 3 is worse than KDE4.. take a look at this post, it sort of all falls into perspective..
A sysadmin's toolbox doesn't contain physical spanners or screwdrivers, it does however contain tools. We pick them up over the years. Open source software which provides servers, tools, scripts they all end up in the metaphorical toolbox.
One such tool in my toolbox is a Linux distro i found a few years ago and has become invaluable. So much so that slowly but surely converts to the Microsoft cause i work with who felt that Linux offered them nothing are now using this as well.
With the big boy offering Cloud based systems for storing and listening to music and streaming systems such as Rdio and Spotify being slow on the Linux Uptake. There is a 3rd way to stream your Music over the net, and one of them specifically is very linux friendly.
Why put a review of a Hard disk enclosure on a Linux site? Weill this linux enclosure does a little bit more than your average one, it works with ISO's and makes booting multiple Linux ISO's a piece of cake.
APT is the core of package management on Debian based systems, its a powerful suite of tools for getting and managing packages onto the system.
As powerful as the Apt suite is, it has problems as I found out this week working through a proxy server. Something i've recently implemented.
Any change to something which has been done the same way for years is going to cause an uproar, before Gnome 3 as far back as IT history goes major changes to GUI's have caused friction. The earliest i remember is the change from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 which was a huge change in an OS, the Windows 7 used today is not really that different in concept from Windows 95. When OSX was released same thing and most recently the KDE 3.5 to 4.0 change is still causing friction years after the update.
If you watch this video it shows Google Translate doing its stuff translating between two Languages. Its pretty obvious that despite years of desktops trying to push text to speech, voice control and similar translate offerings its obvious this is a battle which moving forward is going to be fought on the mobile platforms.
While Unity may not be best interface ever, the Ubuntu project is not short of great desktops, and one of the best and most intuitive is the KDE Netbook Interface, its based on the KDE Plasma system, and while it is by far the best netbook interface by far, it also works REALLY well on desktops.
While the world is out there looking in retrospective at the life and times of Steve Jobs, the question is also being asked will we ever see another Steve Jobs in out lifetime? or Who will the next Steve Jobs be?
With the IT industry still really in its infancy, the founders of the computer industry are all getting on, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Larry Ellison and other such illuminati are our gods the founders. while they no longer have a day to day effect on the industry they founded directly there is no doubt they still hold sway and have valid opinion.
There is no doubt that Android as a Mobile OS is gaining traction, with a slew of enterprise apps on the horizon, a good number of apps in its app store and the closest competition either Palm OS or Blackberry's offering it can only be a good future for the little green robot.
When you buy Android on a mobile however, you are not always guaranteed to get the same experience across a Samsung, HTC or Motorola who all take the stock google provided Operating System and add their own twist and apps to it.
One of the reasons the OS is popular is the simple fact that you can take what your Mobile phone vendor has done with the phone and throw it away and start again.
I'd like to share with you what i've done on my Samsung Galaxy S in three areas: