Filesharing From Linux To Windows With SSH
While I used to use SAMBA to get files from WIndows to Linux (or the other way around), I found a tool lately called sshfs that also does the job.
I Have To Use Windows…
…and it's just about killed me. I still don't understand how people get anything done on that OS. After a month on my new job (I went from working at a lumber yard to working for the software company that the lumber yard uses) I've found some tools that help me cope…
Running Cloud Takeoff In Linux
It took some doing, but the process of running Cloud Takeoff in Ubuntu Linux and Linux Mint was very easy. Maybe even easier than getting it going in Windows! Here's how I did it.
Four Small Business Software Needs — And Some Open Source Solutions
If you're running a small business, software needs to do what you need it to do. That's it. And it would be nice if it did it without costing an arm and a leg, while at the same time playing nice with other applications.
Getting From Web Page to Print in Firefox
Getting a web page to print should be as simple as selecting Print from a menu, but in Firefox that just isn't so. Yes, you will get the web page to print, but it will come with all sorts of stuff in the header and footer that you might not want there. Here's how to get rid of them.
The Three Best Open Source Small Business Software Applications
If I had to pick three open source small business software applications that every small business owner ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE, these would be them.
Using Open Street Map on a Website
I recently built a website and the customer wanted their location shown on a map right on the site. This would have been easy with Google Maps, but then, I'm about OPEN SOURCE solutions, right? I went with Open Street Map instead.
Open Source Calendar Software Tutorial – Radicale
I've been looking for ways that small group could operate that didn't necessarily want to fork over ridiculous amounts of money to run a Microsoft Exchange server. One aspect of Exchange is a calendar, and I believe Radicale is a viable replacement.
Stream Audio With Ubuntu
A cancer patient can't get to church, so church is getting brought to her. Now that I've figured out how to stream audio with Ubuntu into her living from, she can enjoy the music and the message that the rest of us hear in the sanctuary.
What Is The Best Software For Small Business Database Creation?
It's a toss up really, but LibreOffice and OpenOffice immediately come to mind when I'm asked by someone "What's the best software for small business database creation?" Those two at this point (February 2012) operate in the same way as far as I can tell, and I use them both as front end software for MySQL when I'm creating a new small business database.
After leaving my blog out in the cold for almost three years, I'm warming it back up again.
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.