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hpr1609 :: Sigil And The Process Of The Epub In FOSS

lostnbronx rambles on and on about his current process for creating epubs using FOSS tools

Hosted by lostnbronx on 2014-10-02 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Here are some links to the software discussed in this episode


hpr1608 :: Interviews at Lincoln LUG

A collection of short interviews with Lincoln LUG members.

Hosted by corenominal on 2014-10-01 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews fellow members of Lincoln LUG. Each interviewee is asked 3 simple questions:

  1. What was your first experience of Linux?
  2. What distro and desktop environment/window manager are you currently using?
  3. What tools/utilities/applications can you not live without?

The participating LUG members were not given the questions in advance and the resulting answers were quite varied. Hopefully, this collection of interviews will provide you, the listener, with a good understanding of the broad mix of Linux users who attend Lincoln LUG.

Members of Lincoln LUG.

The members who were interviewed, in order, were:

  1. Dave Armour
  2. Myles Thaiss
  3. Phil Gobbett
  4. Jo Minchin
  5. Graham Markall
  6. Sarah Markall
  7. Becky Newborough
  8. Darren Scott
  9. Adrian Farrow
  10. Emma Martin

Note: Lincoln LUG meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln Bowl. The interviews were conducted outside the bowl and some background noise can be heard, we hope this does not affect your enjoyment of this episode.


hpr1607 :: Migrating from Drupal 6 to Nikola

I explain how I migrated my Drupal 6 blog to Nikola.


Hosted by johanv on 2014-09-30 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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I talk about the migration of my blog from Drupal 6 to Nikola. I explain why I wanted to migrate, and I tell about the script I used.

Details and scripts can be found on my blog: http://blog.johanv.org/posts/drupal-nikola.html

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hpr1606 :: Howto VNC

Klaatu talks about how to get to VNC up and running.

Hosted by klaatu on 2014-09-29 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Klaatu talks about how to get to VNC up and running. It focuses on x11vnc but basically it applies to any variety.

Virtual Network Computing
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In computing, Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a graphical desktop sharing system that uses the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.
VNC is platform-independent – There are clients and servers for many GUI-based operating systems and for Java. Multiple clients may connect to a VNC server at the same time. Popular uses for this technology include remote technical support and accessing files on one's work computer from one's home computer, or vice versa.
VNC was originally developed at the Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The original VNC source code and many modern derivatives are open source under the GNU General Public License.
There are a number of variants of VNC which offer their own particular functionality; e.g., some optimised for Microsoft Windows, or offering file transfer (not part of VNC proper), etc. Many are compatible (without their added features) with VNC proper in the sense that a viewer of one flavour can connect with a server of another; others are based on VNC code but not compatible with standard VNC.
VNC and RFB are registered trademarks of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries.


hpr1605 :: 38 - LibreOffice Calc - simple Descriptive Statistics

Descriptive statistics is how we make basic measurements about a population


Hosted by Ahuka on 2014-09-26 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In Statistics there are generally speaking two types of analysis, broken down between Descriptive and Inferential statistics. The difference has to do what what claims you are making about the data. If you are simply stating something about the data (e.g. there were more men than women in the sample) that is descriptive. But if you make a claim that something is not likely to occur by chance, for instance, or that something is statistically significant (and both of those statements are essentially the same thing) then you are in the realm of inferential statistics. Calc has functions to do both kinds of analysis, and this tutorial will examine some of the common descriptive statistics in Calc and how they are used. - For more go to http://www.ahuka.com/?page_id=844



hpr1603 :: GUADEC 2014: Matthew Garrett Interview

I was able to ask GUADEC Keynote Speaker and free software activist Matthew Garrett a few questions.

Hosted by 2BFrank on 2014-09-24 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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This year's GUADEC, the Gnome Users and Developers Conference was held in Strasbourg, France. Keynote Speaker was free software activist Matthew Garrett. He held an inspiring speech on the Linux and Gnome desktop and laid out his vision for both. Afterwards, I was able to ask him a few questions.

For any reactions, mail me at mail (at) linuxohneangst.net

Enjoy.

Links


hpr1602 :: An Open Source News Break from Opensource.com

Data-driven journalism, open source password management, and open electronics

Hosted by semioticrobotic on 2014-09-23 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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In this episode: Data-driven journalism with Journalism++, open source password management, and open electronics with Spark.

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hpr1601 :: Howto Install LAMP

Klaatu introduces new web developers to LAMP.

Hosted by klaatu on 2014-09-22 and released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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If you're just starting out as a web developer or designer, you should know about LAMP and how to use it. This episode introduces you to the basics.

LAMP (software bundle)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LAMP is an acronym for an archetypal model of web service solution stacks, originally consisting of largely interchangeable components: Linux, the Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system, and the PHP programming language. As a solution stack, LAMP is suitable for building dynamic web sites and web applications.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_%28software_bundle%29