Archive | July, 2006
No saver shipping

It's the little things in life…

… that put a smile across my face: Oh well, maybe if I add a CD or Book I’ll get Super Saver shipping?

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Get iPod Podcast Synchronization Working on Ubuntu 6.06

Well after my long-winded first week with Ubuntu outlined here I got a ton of excellent feedback from folks on how to make my life easier. This post covers one of the tips which was how to get my iPod working with linux using Amarok 1.4.1. It turns out that using Amarok 1.4.1 is going […]

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Ubuntu 6.06 Long Term Review

Introduction I started my quest for a good Windows XP alternative (before Vista ships) with SUSE 10.1 RC3 preview as I outlined in a 2 part review here and here. I realized during that review that reviewing something for a day worth of use isn’t that handy and if I don’t force myself to use […]

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Novell SUSE 10 Usage Preview – Part 2 of 2

Be sure to start off reading Part 1 of this piece of you are interested in how the installation of SLED went. Because using an operating system is typically organic, I am going to update this post as a stream-of-thought post to give snippets of information to the reader about how my tasks are progressing. […]

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Novell SUSE 10 Installation Preview – Part 1 of 2

Novell has gotten a lot of attention around their SLED 10 preview release recently. While I have Ubuntu 6.06 installed I figured I’d give it a try; honestly the whole commercialization of Linux has been the best thing that could ever happen for it. Hobby development with the help of some paid positions has helped […]

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Designing conceptually "perfect" software, why is it so hard?

Why is it that whenever you start a new programming project the initial design, in your mind, is always immaculately laid out, symmetrical and performant while the end result ends up being a shadow of that overall projection? I don’t know what it is about the actual “development” phase of a project that ruins all […]

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Staying fit in I.T., is it possible?

Is it possible to stay fit in the I.T. industry? 8, 10, 12+ hours infront of a monitor all day long? Endless streams of RSS feeds, emails and instant messages? How am I suppose to get out for a jog, the gym or play some tennis when incomming requests that require my attention are endless? […]

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HDTV's and Gaming, trying to avoid the lag

Some of you might not know this, but if you are looking into an HDTV and plan on gaming on it, you might want to do some research before deciding. Most of the newer HDTVs have native resolutions of 1080p. “Native resolution” meaning that is the only resolution the TV displays. Most all will infact […]

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