OpenSUSE Tumbleweed – A Distro for All Seasons

We use Tumbleweed as a way to try out and vet different technologies, and it’s one of those distributions that provides an exciting desktop/laptop experience, if by exciting you sometimes mean it presents you little challenges to overcome. Read more on ZDNet

Think Your Password is Good?  Make Sure It Really Is…

I hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing has a totally secured password. There are only passwords that are more secure and less secure. Passwords are the easiest, most effective and convenient way that the ‘bad guys’ can access your accounts. Most people don’t know the most common techniques for…

An Electro-Muzzle:  The Perfect Gift for a Gabby Co-Worker

Got that colleague that has such a piercing voice or an irritating voice that you have actually considered a sneak attack with a roll of duct tape? Right, so do we, so we like the idea of this hush-microphone that makes you look like an evil fiend, or like Jordie from Star Trek’s visor slipped…

How to Execute Commands via SSH on Multiple Servers

Nixcraft has a great article about how to use pssh to execute commands on more than one server at a time, and you can basically connect to and run commands on any number of configured servers all at once.

Best SmartPhone Car Mounts

I have been searching for the best car mount for my phone, I don’t need it all the time, I really don’t have a commute, but I do need one that’s very reliable and doesn’t flop around. This article has a lot of very good options, I have ordered several, if they are really good,…

Now if Only I can Load openSUSE on it…

I’m a fan of Apple hardware, but this little beastie caught my eye at a show the other day, so here is a nicely-done review about Asus’s new ultra-thin Macbook competitor. I’m currently schlepping around a Dell Inspiron, which although thin and not too heavy, looks like a snow shovel next to this lovely piece…

3 Habits of Highly Creative People

Really interesting article that among other things shows that I.Q. is clearly separate from creative talent though they often do occur in conjunction with each other.. Read More