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HELP! My iPhone got wet!!!! September 12, 2009

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Recently this is something I became familiar with first hand when our 13 year old accidentally went swimming with his in the pocket of his shorts. You don’t get a phone much wetter than that folks!

I searched google and was almost convinced we would be spending US$200+ for a replacement when I came across the following tip and decided to try it… (more…)

Cars, trucks, stuff I like to drive. May 10, 2007

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Someone asked, on a forum, “what do you drive?” The short answer is:

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KDE 4 – try it today with a special LiveCD May 2, 2007

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KDE 4 is still in development and won’t be out for a couple of months. You can however check its current state and play with the new futures and applications, thanks to special demo LiveCD put together by KDE developers.

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IMAGE – Dell Makes Ubuntu Official! May 2, 2007

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This image on Dell’s website makes it pretty official…..

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The embargo is over: Ubuntu will be officially supported on Dell computers. May 1, 2007

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From your humble servant at Canonical:”
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’s now official. That’s it, the embargo is over. We can talk. Many people have been involved in this and I can only say I am excited to be a tiny small part of it: Ubuntu will be officially supported on Dell computers. Any other details will come on http://www.ubuntu.com, check it for the official press release!”

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Ubuntu Studio: An interview with Project Manager Cory Kontros January 27, 2007

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I’ve known about, written about and even participated in the Ubuntu Studio project (in a limited capacity) in the past but had pretty much given it up as a project with good ideas but still a long way from any sort of maturity or release as a “distro” in it’s own right… until a link on Digg.com appeared quite recently. It seems that the project has found new momentum with new leadership and I thought I would take a closer look for myself.

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Linux is NOT Windows December 20, 2006

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Excellent article written by Dominic Humphries.

Possibly the best article I have ever read concerning the differences between linux and windows. Archived here for posterity under a Creative Commons License. Newest version of document is available at http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Original document as follows:

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Dyne:bolic 2.3 dhoruba review December 5, 2006

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Today I’m going to (try to) review Dyne:bolic 2.3, code named “Dhoruba Solid State”!

Dyne:bolic 2.3 is a “live CD” meaning that you can run it anywhere on any machine that has a CD-ROM drive. The computer doesn’t even need a harddrive to run a “live” CD! But best of all this is a live “multimedia” distro!

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The Linux Desktop Myth August 20, 2006

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It’s entirely possible that you may not have heard of Linux. Maybe you own a Mac or Windows computer and don’t read technology news. You may have a TiVo, but it doesn’t have a huge sticker on the box that reads “Powered by Linux” (even though it is).

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Hi-Res Color Pictures from the 1930s and 40s August 14, 2006

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In the spirit of a previous digg’d post of London in 1949, here are some pics from the Library of Congress of America in the 30s and 40s. Gives you nostalgia about a period way before most (dare I say, ALL?) of us were born…

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gdebi August 6, 2006

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Ever heard a windows user make the argument that all they have to do to install a package is “click on it”? Forget the fact that apps like Synaptic further equipt with a beefed up /etc/apt/sources.list can provide over 19,000 packages to a debian based system… without searching the web for app “x”, library “y” and driver “z”… “One click” makes Windows superior to linux, dammit!!! Ok, ok… settle down 😉

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Tweak XP for gaming July 18, 2006

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here are some GREAT tips on how to tweak Windows XP for video gaming.

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Ubuntu Customization Kit July 18, 2006

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Ubuntu Customization Kit is a set of tools for easy cutomization of Ubuntu Linux distribution. Currently it allows you to to create bootable LiveCD with predefined languages based on original Ubuntu/Kubuntu live CD using wizard with GUI. And to build live CD with special features using scripts. It is po

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Rendr June 13, 2006

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Rendr is a live CSS and HTML rendering tool. It displays what the page would look like as you type, making it great for rapid testing of page designs.

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How To Get Full Multimedia Support in Ubuntu June 13, 2006

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This gives Ubuntu desktop users the guidance to enable full multimedia support and playback of popular media codecs and technologies in just 3 steps. Covered: DVD (CSS) movie playback support, OGG / THEORA / AAC / MP3 / WMA / WMV/ DIVX / XVID / MPEG-1/2/4 / QuickTime support, Skype, Flash, RealPlayer, JAVA, and more.

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