Running Cloud Takeoff In Linux
What Is Linux
I get asked a lot when I talk about Linux. What is it? What's it for? Why do you keep talking about it?
Well, here's my take on what Linux is.
When You Can Not Empty Trash In Thunderbird With IMAP Folders
I had an empty folder. I deleted it. I emptied the trash. It was still there, in the trash. You too? Here's how to get rid of it.
What Does Open Source Mean For Small Business?
I posed the question to a bunch of bloggers lately "Anyone have any open source or other software questions they need answered," and the first reply was "Yeah, what exactly *is* open source software?" Well, here's my version of the "What is open source" and how I apply it to small business.
Creating Product Images for Your Website With GIMP
Some people might want to take product images to put on their websites, but it's hard sometimes to make them look nice. Feathered edges is an elegant touch, and here's how to do them.
Five WordPress Plugins I Can Not Live Without
On their Wordpress blogs, most people use Akismet, Better WP Security, and some other common plugins. There are a some more though that I find make maintaining my blog much easier. Here are five.
Got the Kids Each an Acer Chrome Book C710 – 2586 for Christmas — Now to Make Them Work
I've got two little geeks living with me. They each got Chromebooks for Christmas this year (2013) and want to start using them right away to do weird stuff. Before you get your hopes up though, I've got to admit that I never got it running correctly.
Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should Shop For Open Source Software
Making a Canon Pixma MG2220 Print From Linux
This one was so easy once I found the answer, I had time to take a nap after I set it up. I've still got no idea why the drivers were so hard to find ( I never did find the on the U.S. Canon site ) but they work fine once they're installed.
Switched Another One To Linux
I've moved another family from Widows (8 this time) over to Linux Mint. After a few days, so far so good.
Wake Up on an Acer Aspire 7750 Works Again After Kernel Upgrade In Fedora
Since installing Fedora 18 on my Acer Aspire 7750 (I ran Ubtuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin on it before) I've had a couple of display problems. Well, backlight problems to be more specific…
Trying Out DuckDuckGo
I've been getting sick of Google's search results for a while, so I started looking both both a new personal search engine, and one for the site.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) to 12.04 (Precise)
Many people's transition from one LTS version of Ubuntu to another went fine. While mine didn't, and I'm happily running clean installs on three computers I use regularly now, I did find some oddities on my Acer Aspire 5517 laptop.
ERP Software For Small Business
ERP software for small business can be a minefield of buggy and/or expensive software. I was looking into OpenBravo and OpenERP for a bit, but the project has been tabled for now.
Blocking Cookies With Firefox
With an Add On, selectively blocking cookies is easy again in Firefox. YAY!
Openbravo Is NOT Happening For a Client
For the moment, OpenBravo isn't happening for a customer of mine.
Small Business Calendar Software Testing
One pricey bit of stuff is small business calendar software. I'm looking for one set up that's NOT so pricey, and open source to boot. I think I've got it.
Acer Hard Drive Recovery
If they'd have just used Linux, Acer hard drive recovery would be easy. A bunch of lawyers have gotten involved though… Now, how smart do you feel Acer?