I'm 62 years old, and I've always been a reader. So, a few months ago, I finally coughed up the money to purchase a Barnes and Noble Nook ebook reader. Despite being a Linux user and occasionally enjoying tinkering with the innards of things, I haven't rooted my Nook, or installed any other OS variant—it is completely stock.
Unlike my wife's Amazon Kindle (with its E-Ink display), my Nook's battery doesn't last long. The other day I was reading a good short novel I had just downloaded from Barnes and Noble. I'm about half way through the novel when my Nook's battery level gets very low.
Here's the rub: my charger unit has an intermittent electrical short, and I can't immediately plug it in to continue reading while recharging my nook (a couple of days later, I fix this).
But I want to finish reading my novel now! I've got the time, and I'm really into the story.
There is an old quote, "you don't need to know the information, just where to find it" and when it comes to your computer that is never more true than today. We have local apps, web apps, cloud data, websites information all over the place.
Over the past few weeks, it really has struck me just how much you can do with SSH, this is because ssh is not a command as such it is a suite of tools. In reality the suite is most useful when copying files over the internet as your providing an encrypted tunnel to work in, however using it internally is not such a bad thing either. These are just a few of the functions you can use the SSH to perform.
There are a lot of reasons why Ubuntu has become the byword for Linux over the last few years. It had a promise, a simple one really "Linux for Human beings" and as an Operating system Ubuntu has more than delivered on that promise.
I've been an iPad user from Day one, however I'm starting to feel that while the Apple Tablet has a future and no one can argue that. I'm looking to migrate to an Android Device.
Turns out that there is an Open source version of Sonic the Hedgehog and its available on Linux.. (and Windows) I'm really now sure how this is available, if Sega Opened the code? However it's here and it plays quite well...
I know I just said in my last blog that KDE3 is the best desktop of all time, but you know how sometimes "home" means /home/ (everybody's home) and sometimes "home" means ~ (my home)? This is MY best desktop of all time. If you don't know anything about customizing fluxbox, it's worth looking at
This post is more than a little inspired by a Lifehacker Post where they cover a similar idea.. Got me to thinking, What bag do i use, and what do i put in it for tech stuff when travelling. I'll state right now this drives my wife nuts. However I only take one pair of shoes and half the clothes she doesw ith me, so i guess it evens out..
KIARA GNU/Linux is a Live CD based on Slax with applications ported from Slackware 12.2, including virtually all official components of KDE 3.5.10, and is upgraded to contain the latest Web applications from Mozilla and Opera. KIARA combines a full-featured classic KDE3 desktop with an up-to-minute web experience. The live format lets you run legacy software with rock solid security, and keeps your hard drive free for when you need to run something a little less old-school.
KIARA releases immediately follow each new release of Mozilla Firefox
Besides KDE3, KIARA also contains some popular light Desktop GUI's, including FVWM, Fluxbox, and XFCE, and even some text-based applications chosen with running from the console in mind (emacs, irssi, lynx, and GNU Screen).
If you have ever had the need to get a nested virtual environment working, so virtualbox running inside vmware, I've put some instructions together un an ubuntu1110 server on my blog.
If you've every had to migrate a Linux machine in VMware or Virtualbox, you'll probably have noticed that the eth0 either disappears or changes to eth1 I've put up on my blog why this happens, and how to solve the problem.
It seems almost obligatory to do some form of App List and as such these are my personally most used Apps on my Android Mobile.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/my-20-most-used-android-apps.html
Back in October i wrote what was described as a scathing post about the lack of innovation coming out of Canonical.
The complete lack of innovation part i feel stands. However I have had a chance to play with the Unity Interface and I'm getting accustomed to it.
It seems the move toward a more OSX looking system is very obvious especially when the background is changed and the borders are changed to a lighter colour.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/11/ubuntu-1110-take-2.html
A new Apache project.
It's not without surprise that Ubuntu is not without its faults, one of them is, from a new users perspective it's a Distro which does need a lot to setup to get it functional. What Pinguy Tries to do is provide a better Out of the Box experience..
Read More: me.hippofield.com
I guess this is a bug report. I'll be filing this soon, probably tomorrow, but I wonder if anybody else has seen this.
The screens hots probably aren't going to show up here so go to http://unityisntthatbad.blogspot.com/
Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...
These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html
My 2nd desktop is largely reserved for video editing. As it often the issue with video editing, storage space is getting scarce. The sata hard drive has 320 GB, and it's getting full. Time to purchase a new hard disk drive...
Back in 2008 I wrote a blog post about the state of Internet TV at the time, which was fairly well received. nearly 4 years on its time to re-assess the state of Internet TV.
Since 2008 when Internet based TV was really just starting the landscape has really changed, gone in a large proportion of the examples I gave they were very much Windows focussed. However the device landscape itself has changed hugely since 2008. Mainly due to the iPad and Android platforms, what is available has become platform agnostic, which has made the whole concept of cutting the cable and going internet only far easier.
As a Linux user is this easier or harder than it was in 2008?