Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

I wish you all a happy and safe new year!! No podcast this week as I am on vacation. Stay tuned in for next weeks podcast. Thanks.

My Christmas Wishlist

Monday, December 18, 2006

Download Episode 21

The kids can hardly wait get any sleep in anticipation of Christmas. I don't blame them. I couldn't sleep either when I was their age. I submitted my 'list' to my parents and hoped that they would get the biggest, most expensive gift on the list. I would often be surprised, and sometimes disappointed (on the naughty list those years). I am rarely disappointed nowadays with Ubuntu. It makes a perfect gift for anyone you might know, still though there are a few things I would like to ask for and in this episode I 'submit' my list to St Mark, patron Saint of Canonical (whoa, sounds way too Catholic...memories flooding back. No! not the ruler!!! Not again...). I realize that this list is most likely incomplete at best. So feel free to leave a comment by pressing on the word comments at the end of the post and adding to the list. Please, leave a name (real or otherwise) so I can showcase it on the next podcast. It beats being called 'anonymous'. I hope you enjoyed the podcast!


News

Item 1. === Introduction to Ubuntu Security ===

Item 2. === Ubuntu: The Linux poster child ===

Item 3. === Ubuntu in South Australian Parliament ===

Item 4. === MAKE Zine adds Ubuntu to its Christmas shopping list ===


CLCOTW

df - The df utility displays the disk space usage on all mounted filesystems. Below is a pic of the usage on my terminal.



du - You can use the du command to determine which files or directories need to be deleted -- or at least trimmed. A simple du will print usage for the present working directory and its subdirectories, along with the size of each directory. Here is the pic for the usage:




Here is the list for the bumper music I used.

Hathead - from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

Atlantis

Download "Espionage" (mp3)
from "Atlantis"
by Technetium
WTFD Records




Midnight Bossa - Brian McRae - from the Podshow Podsafe Music Network

The Disk Usage Analyzer

Monday, December 11, 2006

Download the podcast here - Episode 21

News

Item #1 - Linux Backer Lets Go Of Third Of Staff

Item #2 - Feisty Fawn (7.04) Herd1 Released!

Item #3 - The Open Source Car Project

Main - -The Disk Usage Analyzer for Ubuntu and Kubuntu





This was a neat little find!! The Disk Usage Analyzer located in the application menu under accessories, as well as KDirStat, included in the base installation of Ubuntu and Kubuntu will tell you how big your directories are and how much space is allocated to it on the physical drive. The utility will give you both a text version of the space and a graphical representation of the data that is on your hard drive. Above are the pictures of both the Ubuntu version and the Kubuntu version. The Fresh Ubuntu choice for disk analyzers is....Kubuntu!!! Yes, it is actually far and away a better implementation of this utility. It is located in the K menu under the utilities menu and is named KDirStat (Directory Statistics), the Kubuntu version gives both the graphical and textual information in a split window, whereas in Ubuntu you have to call up the graphic by pressing a different button on the menu. I also give a thumbs up to the way that Kubuntu walks you through the whole process by selecting the directory from a popup window upon initial startup of the utility. On the other hand, Ubuntu leaves you standing there wondering what to do. Now, I realize that once you learn the application this become less clumsy, but, when opening up the program for the first time it can literally stop you in your tracks. This is a novel utility which might come in handy someday when you are getting close to filling up your hard drive with documents, music, and, (ahem) graphics.

CLCOTW - aliases


This is not really a specific command, but a way of accessing a set of commands through "aliases". An alias is a shortcut to a proper command that can be entered in the terminal. Aliases can be very handy with long and verbose commands. I am a poor typist, so anything that can alleviate that end of my work is appreciated. Before we can use any aliases we must declare them in our user's ~/.bashrc file, which resides hidden in our home directory.

You can use sudo gedit ~/.bashrc to open the file. (I am not a big fan of Vim or Nano).

I would save a copy of the file before making any changes. For example, File -> Save As -> .bashrc.orig It is also a good idea to actually read the file before adding the aliases. Bash, the default shell, already provides some example aliases that have been commented out. It is here that I suggest adding the apt-get aliases.

alias agu='sudo apt-get update'
alias agi='sudo apt-get install'
alias ags='apt-cache search'
alias agsh='apt-cache show'
alias agr='sudo apt-get remove'

These aliases could also be put in a file called .bash_aliases, and set aside from the .bashrc file. there is a provision in .bashrc to map all aliases to a file called .bash_aliases. That option is quite helpful for cross-pollenating your settings from machine to machine. This example was taken as an excerpt from the O'Reilly press book "Ubuntu Hacks", chapter six, page 209.

Enjoy!!!

Links to the music - Because of the graciousness of the artists, they have allowed podcasters to play their music on our podcasts in exhange for a little promo. So here it is, thanks for listening.

Hullabaloo / Calypso Blues

Download "Hullabaloo" (mp3)
from "Hullabaloo / Calypso Blues"
by Spiritual South & Sleeptalker Sleepwalker
Raw Phusion




Artistry In Swing

Download "Take The "A" Train" (mp3)
from "Artistry In Swing"
by Tony Evans & His Orchestra
Tema International




HatHead - Rumba Lullaby

Synaptic Package Manager

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Download Episode 20

I would like to thanks these artists that are featured as the bumper music on the podcast.

'Kiss' by Anna Lee - Visit site

'Download It" by Clea - Visit Site

'What U Got To Say' - by Ax - Visit Site

Demographic information

Type of podcast aggregator - updated Stats
iTunes for Windows - 59%
iTunes for Mac - 24 %
Juice - 5%
Unidentifiable - 7%
iPodder Linux - 1%

As a side note, there are up to 3 people using the command line wget to download the media file!!! Also, of the roughly 20 episode of Fresh Ubuntu 25122 downloads have happened. True, not as big as some but not bad for an amatuer.

Top 5 episodes downloaded in order of highest to lowest

Windows Equivalent Apps for Ubuntu, Episode 6
Ubuntu Powered Security, Episode 7
Ubuntu Strength Security Pt II, Episode 8
Beginning Ubuntu Linux Book Review, Episode 9
Remedial Command Line, Episode 5

Top Five Visitors by Country in order from highest to lowest

USA
UK
Canada
Sweden
Australia

Bottom Five Visitors by Country in Alphabetical Order

Brunei Darasalaam
Kyrgystan
Kenya
Uzbekistan
Taiwan

Top Languages Spoken by Visitors

English
German
Spanish
French
Finnish

Top Five Referring Source
Google Search
Direct
beta.blogger.com
podcastalley.com
podcast.net

CLCOTW - lspci, Here is the output to lspci from my terminal window.

harlem@freshubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia] (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8601 [Apollo ProMedia AGP]
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:07.4 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20)
00:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Trident Microsystems CyberBlade i1 (rev 6a)
02:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface


Main Segment

Well, I promised pictures and I will post them the old fashioned way by uploading the files. But I want to get a lightbox script on here to make it more accessible as well as appealing.

Here is the background of the terminal window.



And below are the pix of the Synaptic Package Manager.