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Last Build Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:57:43 +0000


Adding IR to Xbian

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:57:43 +0000

For Christmas one of the gifts-to-myself was a Logitech Harmony Smart Control. This was to replace an aging Harmony 550 with some button issues. In the course of setting things up I wanted to get IR working with my Xbian installation on the Raspberry Pi. I needed to get an IR receiver and found that […]

What makes a good tutorial?

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 02:47:43 +0000

Recently I came across a Google+ discussion about a post that was in the tutorial section of a community. The problem was the post itself wasn’t, to many, a tutorial at all. It was more of a ‘look what I did’ post. Sure it described what it was, what it was used for, and the […]

Learn by Lecturing

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:21:10 +0000

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. It seems that there should be a third option; Those who know, introduce others to the topic. As some readers know, I run the monthly meetings for the Columbia Area Linux Users Group located in Maryland. I want to share with you the most difficult part of my job, […]

Leaving Ubuntu

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:51:18 +0000

After some consideration of both recent and historical decisions by Canonical in regards to the Ubuntu project and distribution, the lack of any noticeable dissension by the community leadership, I’ll be deleting my Launchpad account, along with all memberships to Ubuntu groups, this Saturday, March 2nd. The date represents the six year anniversary of my creating the account, […]

Ubuntu Maryland New Contact

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:51:10 +0000

I want to let everyone know that the Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team has a new contact. Ron Swift has stepped in to take over the reigns. Those who have been involved with the team know that he has been an invaluable part of the team since its earliest days. Whenever help was needed he has […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:30:11 +0000

I hope that the day was wonderful for everyone, and if not then you made the best of it!

Going to FUDCon!

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 03:22:09 +0000

Yup, I’ll be heading to Blacksburg, VA for the Fedora FUDCon 2012! I’m looking forward to going to this event. I’ve recently switched a couple of machines over to Fedora and been happy with the results so far. It’ll be interesting to see how one of these events works for someone fresh to the Fedora […]

Resolve To Talk To Your Group!

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:10:27 +0000

So I’ve been doing the whole reflecting on the last year and goal setting and planning for the next year thing. As part of the process I look at the schedules for the various groups that I am a part of and those that I run. In particular I want to talk about the Columbia […]

Talking About Enhancing The B&N Nook Color

Wed, 18 May 2011 23:11:45 +0000

On Thursday, May 19th I’ll be giving a talk to the Open Source Maryland group at the Howard County Library Central Branch from 7-9pm. Titled “Exploring the possibilities of the best tablet value on the market, the Nook Color”. The talk will be an introduction to the publicly available information about enhancing the Nook Color […]

Opensource Maryland Meeting April 21

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 01:30:54 +0000

Come and join the Opensource Maryland group for our monthly meeting this Thursday April 21 from 7-9pm at the Howard County Central Library. Our feature presentation this week will be given by Ron Swift. He will be giving an introductory talk on OS virtualization and some of its uses with VirtualBox. Following the presentation we will […]