Man, how times change. I remember paying nearly $200 for a 2GB USB flash drive in 2006, and having people “oooh” and “ahh” about the amount of storage space available … Continue Reading Booting via USB Key Made Easy
If you care about such things, something significant just happened. The internal time on your computer, measured in number of seconds elapsed since 00:00:00 UTC January 1, 1970 (not counting … Continue Reading Happy 1234567890!
Well, Krista’s annoyance at seeing random $9.95 charges on our corporate card for wi-fi hotspot access during my travels over the last year finally convinced me to give an AT&T … Continue Reading My First Wireless WAN Device
The technical analog to “Management by Shiny Object” would have to be “Upgrading by Deep Dependency”. I am usually very quick to speak highly of Gentoo Linux as both a Linux distribution … Continue Reading Upgrading by Deep Dependency
It is no secret…I think Open Source Software can be of tremendous value to some organizations, but up until quite recently, books on the subject tended to focus more on the tools … Continue Reading Review: “Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks Reaping Rewards”
In my review of Ubuntu Linux 6.06 the other day, I mistakenly gave credit to the Ubuntu Team for the “Networking” applet (a.k.a. network-admin) I enjoyed so much. While it is probable … Continue Reading Correction: network-admin in Ubuntu
As many already know, I am a die-hard Gentoo Linux user…I use it at work, at home, and anywhere else I have machines used (primarily by me) to “hack“. Lately I’ve been … Continue Reading Kicking the Tires on Ubuntu Linux 6.06
There are several tools and processes I’ve been wanting to make the subject of Weblog posts, but keep I forgetting about them until something comes up that makes me wish … Continue Reading favicon.ico Creation and Screen Captures on Linux
I spend a fair amount of my commute time reading. Mostly just catching up on a seemingly endless pile of magazines covering topics of interest to me professionally and personally. … Continue Reading Trust Turned to Trussed
BCP, or Business Continuity Planning for long, is the art practiced to insure that when disaster strikes, your business doesn’t crumble. It can, and should include such things as site evacuation plans, … Continue Reading BCP and the Small Business: Computing Infrastructure
The time has come ’round once again where I will be regularly presenting information to hungry graduate students. This last Saturday marked the beginning of my second year teaching a … Continue Reading Linux, Laptops, and Projectors…Oh, My!
There is nothing more ergonomically and functionally annoying than to have to use two machines sitting next to each other, and having to switch between keyboards and mice to control … Continue Reading 2 machines, 2 screens, 1 keyboard and mouse = Synergy
I have to admit, I love thinking that others read my weblog posts, and actually find them semi-useful…but realistically, I write them to leave my increasingly feeble mind breadcrumbs for … Continue Reading Mount an SMB/CIFS Share via Linux Automount
I managed to give the latest Gentoo Linux a whirl just in time to rave about it at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in S.F. next week. I tried out a lot of the … Continue Reading Gentoo Linux 2004.2 Rocks!
When I was in B-school pursuing my MBA, one of my professors asked us all a haunting question. “Are leaders born, or are they made”? Before anyone could formulate a … Continue Reading Leaders: Born or Made?