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Ubuntu Linux on Desktop PC

I refurbished a couple of PCs for my family to use, and installed the latest Ubuntu Linux on them – Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.  I also updated my dual boot work computer with the latest Ubuntu – it was running Kubuntu … Continue reading

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Sharkfest ’08 Conference for Wireshark

I was invited to attend Sharkfest ’08, a conference for Wireshark users and developers, held March 31-April 2 at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. I had a great time, and am so grateful that Gerald invited me to … Continue reading

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Autism Jigsaw Puzzle Piece

I helped create an Autism support group website several months ago. I needed some Autism related clipart and tried to find some of the colorful jigsaw puzzle pieces that are often found on Autism related sites and accessories. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Subversion Inconsistent Newlines

I was minding my own business, coding the BACnet stack project, and decided to commit some files to subversion on SourceForge. However, tortoise-svn gave me the “inconsistent newlines” error. I googled the problem, and found a solution, but that solution … Continue reading

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Samba, CIFS, and Ubuntu Linux Server

I run a couple of servers at my house. One of them is my fileserver, and it uses Samba to do simple Windows filesharing. My 20 GB digital photos partition was full, so I got a 120 GB harddrive and … Continue reading

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Slide Rule

I was telling a friend about Scilab, the free numerical analysis tool, and came across a university page describing other numerical tools, such as the slide rule. There is even a society that is dedicated to the preservation and history … Continue reading

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MS-Word and Disclaimers

I was reading Linux Magazine and came across a link to Anonym.OS. I followed the link to the Anonym.OS home page and then to Taylor Banks’ website and eventually found Jeff Goldmark’s website. Jeff writes net rants about some things … Continue reading

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ssh, VNC, and IMAP secure tunneling

I run an IMAP server in the garage so that I can have my e-mail and folders in a central location. I have a domain name that I point to zoneedit.com and use ddclient to update the IP address. From … Continue reading

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Learning Python

Last year I started teaching my son Joshua, who was 10 years old at the time, to learn the programming language of Python. I had searched for and researched a Kids Programming Language, and settled on Python and the Livewires … Continue reading

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Creating Clipart

I am not an artist – I am an engineer. But I would like to be an artist. I like using Inkscape and Sodipodi to create SVG art images. SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics, is an open standard. The SVG images … Continue reading

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