Bash Shell Scripting

One of the best things about Linux is the ability to write shell scripts. These are most often used as utility programs to do repetitive tasks for you. I just wrote my first one on Sunday and here it is followed by commentary. #!/bin/bash echo “starting xchat…” xchat& echo “starting Gaim…” gaim& echo “starting Thunderbird…” […]

My Fluxbox desktop on Fedora Core 3 Part 3

Here I have decided to run the “top” command in the top transparent Eterm window. This is a great command to have running on the desktop. Basically it’s equivalent to hitting control-alt-delete in Windows and then clicking on “processes”. It tells you what you are running on your system, how much RAM/CPU cycles it’s taking […]

[the field of] Infinite Potential

I’m free flowing my writing tonight. We’ll see how much sense it makes. My dad has encouraged me to listen to Deepak Chopra. He is a western medicine educated Indian who beecame disillusioned with the poor success rates of western medicne. Determined to fuse the best of the West and East he went back to […]

Why Mandrakesoft bought Conectiva

A while back I posted that Mandrakesoft had bought Conectiva and changed its name to Mandriva. What I didn’t both researching at the time was the reason for this move. Apparently, Conectiva made the most popular commercial distribution of Linux in Latin America. In fact, it had contracts with the Brazilian army and navy, as […]

More OS-Tan Info

I was left wondering about these OS-Tans. Here’s some extra information I picked up: To see some of the comics translated go to: http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/ to see a little movie that parodies the beginning of an anime go to: http://ironfrost.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/. Decriptions from Answers.com, This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material […]

Whatever you do….don’t use wikipedia….

…unless you have a LOT of time on your hands. Wikipedia, by being internet-based takes advantage of cross-referencing in a way that was NEVER possible with traditional encyclopedias. Even new multimedia encyclopedias like Encarta don’t take advantage of it like Wikipedia does. Almost every word in an article is a reference to something else. For […]

Mandraksoft is now Mandriva!

One of the most well-known Linux distributions has recently changed names! After their recent merger with Connectiva, Mandrakesoft is changing its name to Mandriva. No more Mandrake Linux! It’s Mandriva Linux now. Their URL will soon be changing to reflect this, so make sure to update your bookmarks. Only in the Linux world can a […]

Spiderman, Spiderman….does whatever a spider can

Technology continues to be an amazing force and I’m always amazed at even the little things that technology can achieve. Until I was in High School I used to read Marvel comics every month when a new issue would come out. There were only three Marvel comics I cared about: (which happen to be some […]

Let the flow of encrypted bits henceforth flow!

I have finally uploaded my public encryption key to the main pgp server that is the default on KGPG, the encryption program I use on my Linux computer. I also set up my Thunderbird email program to digitially sign all of the messages I send with my public key so that anyone who gets an […]