A friend of mine wrote a blog post the day of his 40th birthday. The title was "Version 4.0 is out!". I found it very interesting, as he told the history of his life as if it was a software project with a major x.0 release every 10th birthday.
Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is an Internet Radio show (podcast) that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. What differentiates HPR from other podcasts is that the shows are produced by the community - fellow listeners like you!. There is no restrictions on how long the show can be, nor on the topic you can cover as long as they "are of interest to hackers". The only question you need to answer is will my show be of interest to hackers ?
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With x2go you can access your desktop using another computer -- that means both LAN and internet connections. The transmission is done using the ssh protocol, so it is encrypted. By using the free nx libraries from NoMachine, a very acceptable performance in both speed and responsiveness is achieved. Even an ISDN connection runs smoothly.
This makes it is possible to connect your laptop to any computer with the environment, applications, and performance of the remote desktop. It is also possible to have a bunch of computers connected to a single server (terminal-server, thin-client).
Clients are available for Linux (Qt4), Windows, and Mac. The latter two can be downloaded directly as binary from the x2go homepage.
Episode 30 of Linux in the Shell talks about the use of the vmstat command. Learn about Linux Virtual Memory managment and the files in /proc where vmstat gathers information.
Over about 30 years Beeza has been a software developer and tester, a system designer and technical author. In that time he's worked with a wide range of software, hardware and technologies. From DOS and the early days of Windows and the Mac, through to his conversion to Linux, he's seen great changes in the way we develop software and use computers. Not all the changes have necessarily been for the better, though.
For anyone who's been around the IT world for a while, this may be a short trip down memory lane. For relative newcomers, it may come as a surprise to discover just how much was achieved years ago with so few resources.
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- A New Era for Worker Ownership, 5 Years in the Making
- New York City May Let Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections
- China's State-Run TV Uses Daily Show Clip To Demonize US, Viewers Point Out The Irony
- "Part of the Transition to Socialism": Venezuela's Labour Law Comes into Effect
- New York City Council Passes Sick-Pay Bill
- Megaupload Asks Court to Dump The “Baseless” Criminal Case
- Syrian Internet Goes Dark, Leaving Questions and Uncertainty
- Update to Email Privacy Law Must Go Further
- Why Private Torrent Sites Have Strict Copyright Enforcement Rules
- Blogger Issues DMCA Notice To Take Down Posts Infringing His 'How To Infringe' Post
- The Death of Truth
- The New York Times on Venezuela and Honduras: A Case of Journalistic Misconduct
- Reinventing the Wheel - The REAL Green Jobs Story
- When Will the Works of Octavio Paz be Published in Cuba?
- U.S. Govt. Attack on Megaupload Bears Hallmarks of ‘Digital Gitmo’
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This is an interview with YTCracker, one of my favorite NerdCore rappers. You can find links to his music on his website http://www.ytcracker.com/
If you like Nerdcore Rap, a good website to check out is http://nerdcorenow.com. They have a few "various artists" compilation albums available for download.
Thanks to my guest, YTCracker for coming on Hacker Public Radio, and thank you for listening.
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She is the Community Outreach Director at the Open Invention Network http://www.openinventionnetwork.com and the Community Manager at GNU MediaGoblin http://www.openinventionnetwork.com. She also serves on the board at Open Hatch https://openhatch.org/, a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools and education. She lives in the United States in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
There was great rejoicing in the Linux community when the Enlightenment Desktop, v. 0.17 (AKA E17), was released recently. It was the first major upgrade in well over a decade to a desktop environment that many remembered fondly for its commitment to a visually pleasing computing experience.
Frank Bell describes how he started using Enlightenment and what he has encountered so far. In this, the first of two parts, he addresses installing Enlightenment, Enlightenment's "first-run" dialog, the structure of the desktop, the menu, and the management applications and windows on the desktop.
Part Two will focus on the nitty-gritty of configuring the appearance and behavior of Enlightenment.
- E17 Screenshot: http://pineviewfarm.net/misc/e17_2.jpg
- Enlightenment website: http://www.enlightenment.org/
- Enlightenment wiki: http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/wiki
- Themes and eye candy: http://e17-stuff.org/
- Enlightenment article at the Arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Enlightenment
- Bodhi Linux Guide to Enlightenment (Enlightenment is Bodhi's default desktop): http://www.bodhilinux.com/e17guide/e17guideEN/index.html
- Frank's Enlightenment handout for his LUG: http://www.pineviewfarm.net/misc/TWUUG_E17.pdf
- Enlightenment Slackbuild: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/desktop/enlightenment
- SlackE17 binary: http://sourceforge.net/projects/slacke17
- Kernel Panic Oggcast Interview with Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler), Enlightenment maintainer: http://kernelpanicoggcast.net/Oggcasts/KernelPanic_71.ogg
In this episode I talk about my solution for capturing terrestrial radio so that I can listen to it at my own convenience. I use a bash script, cron jobs, and the streamripper package. here are some links to things I mentioned in the podcast.
Jezra's command-line audio player sap (simple audio player): http://www.jezra.net/projects/sap
Radio station KRVS 88.7 FM, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA http://krvs.org/
And you can see the whole radio-recording script here: http://jonathankulp.org/archives/647
LFNW Garage Sale Booth - old computer stuff sold to support the fest http://linuxfestnorthwest.org
Bill Wright at the LFNW World Famous Raffle http://linuxfestnorthwest.org
DW does a cheesy Lightening Talk about HPR.
Martin Obando http://www.obandocomputing.com
Larry the Crunchbang guy http://www.crunchbang.org/
OrangeFS Amy Cannon http://orangefs.org/
Dice.com Nathan James www.Dice.com
Linux Automation - Beer! http://www.linuxautomation.org/
Fedora Project http://fedoraproject.org/
iSEC Partners https://www.isecpartners.com/
Free Software Foundation www.fsf.org
Linux Professional Institute www.lpi.org