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Computers, a love hate relationship

Part one... Magic Jack

I haven't used the MagicJack my father sent to me in a few months. Last time I tried to use it Windows griped about "USB Device Not Recognized". I try it again and it tells me the same thing. I go to magicjack.com and search their knowledgebase... finding nothing... I decide to try their "live person" chat.

I hit level one. They basically verify I'm not an idiot and pass me on to level two. Level two has me delete a folder in "applications data" (Magic Jack is only for Windows and Mac)... and then touch about five different things in regedit.


Report: Linuxfest Northwest 2009

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Another year another Linuxfest Northwest. 2009 was the 10th anniversary and the organizers went out of their way to make the event even more special this year. This was my third year in attendance and my second year as a presenter. If you aren't familiar with LFNW, let me provide a brief overview that I'll mostly steal from the report from last year.

LFNW is an annual free, two-day event held at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington on the last weekend in April. It has become a hub of Linux activity in the Northwest with several of the Washington area Linux Users Groups supporting it. Visitors seem to come from all over the country especially those places that don't have a Linux conference anywhere near them.

Video: Fedora First - LFNW2009

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Larry Cafiero gave a presentation entitled, "Fedora First: An Introduction" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA.

Unfortunately he had some trouble with the laptop to projector hookup and as a result his he doesn't display his slides in the video.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: Fedora Remix - LFNW2009

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Clint Savage gave a presentation entitled, "Fedora Remix" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA. A PDF of his slides has been added as an attachment.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: 3D Open Source Game Art Primer Using Blender - LFNW2009

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Wayne Tedder (aka Death Guppy) gave a presentation entitled, "3D Open Source Game Art Primer Using Blender" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: Fedora 11 Sneak Peek - LFNW2009

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Jesse Keating gave a presentation entitled, "Fedora 11 Sneak Peek" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA. A PDF of his slides has been added as an attachment.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: Why Desktop Linux sucks - LFNW2009

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Bryan Lunduke from Jupiter Broadcasting gave a presentation entitled, "Why Desktop Linux sucks and what can be done to fix it" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA. A PDF of his slides has been added as an attachment.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: Using Proxmox VE to Virtualize Infrastructure - LFNW2009

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Andrew Niemantsverdriet from Rocky Mountain College gave a presentation entitled, "Proxmox to Virtualize Infrastructure" at Linuxfest Northwest 2009 in Bellingham, WA. A PDF of his slides has been added as an attachment.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: SoGO, A real and free Exchange Killer - LFNW2009

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Jakob Perry from Asemblon, Inc. gave a presentation entitled, "SoGO / Postfix / LDAP / Cyrus / Maia: A real and free Exchange killer" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

Video: Getting Started with IPv6 - LFNW2009

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Tom Eastep gave a presentation entitled, "Getting Started with IPv6" at the Linuxfest Northwest 2009 conference in Bellingham, WA. Unfortunately my video camera battery died with about 10 minutes left of his presentation... so the last 10 minutes are missing. Sorry.

To view the video, click on the full story or the thumbnail image on the right.

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