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.
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.
Fixing A Backwards Tursion Android Tablet That Reversed Itself
My six year old son's Tursion Android tablet went wonky on us all of a sudden. When holding it in portrtait mode, every thing was backwards, as in reversed. Using a mirror, it'd be fine to read. Holding it in landscape mode made everything reversed and backwards both horizontally AND vertically. I got it fixed, though I'm not sure of the theory behind what worked for me. Here's what I did…
Running an OkiData MB471 in Ubuntu Linux
Despite being told by someone at Okidata that the MB471 multifunction would work great in Linux, it's not so awesome out of the box. I did get it to work though…
What Is The Best Laptop For Linux
The short answer is: I've had good luck with Acers from Staples, but read on if you want my whole story. I'm sure there are other laptops suited to the task, but an Acer is the best laptop for Linux based on the ones I've dealt with.
Open Source Computer Server For Small Business
It might be getting time for you to install a small business computer server. But before you go throwing obscene amounts of cash at Microsoft Small Business Server, know that there are other options. Figure out what you NEED such a server to do, then set to making it happen. If you want an inexpensive and robust option, then an open source computer server for small business is ideal alternative.
Small Business Technology: Even the Odds on a Budget
For many a small business, technology can be used to compete with bigger businesses in the same markets. Be one of those small business technology innovaters and leave your larger rivals in the dust.
Find The Best Small Business Web Hosting Package
Someone once said to me "I do good work. I do fast work. I do cheap work. You only get to pick two though." The best small business web hosting packages are going to run along the same lines. Here's a rundown of things to look for.
Small Business Server Computer: Four Reasons To Have One
There are many ways to configure a small business server computer. Knowing what you need and want before you set one up will keep you from wasting time and money. Here are some things you might want to do with a server computer at your small business.
Open Source Gateway Server
An open source gateway server is easy to build these days. Grab a computer, an extra ethernet card, and a Linux cd. You'll be off and running in no time
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.