Shopping Guide

Monday, December 17, 2007

NX Free

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tape Hiss

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

If UR A Mac

Monday, November 26, 2007

Episode 48

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

I want to take up a little online space just to say thanks to all who make this podcast a reality. It isn't easy trying to balance work, family, podcasting, and other activities in this day and age. So, I first want to thanks my wife and kids who have been very patient and loving through all the hectic-ness of my podcast schedule. I want to publicly thank my new host for agreeing to co-host the show, Peter, who has been a welcome addition to the podcast. We are growing at a much faster clip since Peter has come on board, but, also the podcast has never sounded more interesting since his addition. I also want to thank Tim B. who helped me get into the Ubuntu Live Convention for free and also was directly involved in getting the podcast an interview with Mark Shuttleworth, Jono Bacon, and Gerry Carr. We've also done some remotes at the Free Geek Center for a segment to the podcast also thanks to Tim. Thanks you to the guest who have been kind enough to participate. In order of appearance, Mark Shuttleworth, Jono Bacon, Gerry Carry, Chess Griffin, Dave Yates, Jason Watkins, Scott Willtsey. You have sprinkled the podcast with flavor and have givien the podcast much needed boost in confidence. Lastly, I want to thank my listeners for helping make this podcast what it is. Thanks you for listening, and being an active part of the Fresh Ubuntu Community. I am looking forward to what the coming year has in store for the podcast and I am enjoying every bit of it while it lasts. God Bless you, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nice Coincidence

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Episode 47

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Gutsy Round Table

Friday, November 09, 2007

Episode 46

Shownotes located at

Listener Emails

Monday, November 05, 2007

Episode 45

Shownotes are located at

Post Gutsy Hangover

Monday, October 29, 2007

Episode 44

Shownotes are located at

Gutsy Release

Monday, October 22, 2007


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Episode 42

Shownotes located at

Just News

Monday, October 08, 2007

Episode 41

Show notes are located at

One Laptop Per Child

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Episode 40

Show Notes Located at

The Wubi Installer

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Epsiode 39 - The Wubi Installer

Show notes will be permanently located at under the Wubi Installer Article


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Episode 38 - Miro

To find out more click here to go to the show notes

Here is a screenshot of the package I highlighted this week.

Free Geek

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Episode 37 - Free Geek

The links will come along shortly, I've just been very busy. Sorry!

Ubuntu Live Conference

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I attended the Ubuntu Live conference on Monday and I have impromtu interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, Jono Bacon, and Gerry Carr. Enjoy


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

So, I've finally gotten out of summer mode long enough to get the next podcast put together. You can listen or download this episode here. Inside the podcast I talk about a new package that I have been using lately and some interesting news worthy of inclusion and then I talk about some of the packages that they should include in a plain vanilla installation of ubuntu. Now I realize that it is easy enough to download these yourself, but if you are a new to linux user you may not know what to do outside of turning on your browser. I found out the hard way that these programs do indeed give a level of comfort and convenience in my day-to-day routine. Also, even though a plain vanilla installation of Ubuntu gives you almost everything you need to get started, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll get started in the right direction. I have left out Automatix on purpose because I am not the biggest fan of Automatix, yet, I must confess I use it! Why the dichotomy? I use it because it is so easy. Just point and click on the packages that allows you to do what you want and press install. On the other hand, if you have been using Ubuntu for awhile then you also know that all of the packages that Automatix offers is easily downloadable through the repos which makes me just plain lazy. So, I praise Automatix for its ease of use but lament it because it shows my human weaknesses. Plus, Automatix gets plenty of press so I chose to leave it out, sorry guys.



Gutsy Gibbon tribe 1 is out

Wubuntu - the ubuntu interface, not the actual ubuntu OS, on the internet

Beryl/Composite merge is beginning with the advent of the new forum for the merge

Packages they left out but wish they didn't


cdparanoia - an audio CD reading utility which includes extra data verification features
cdparanoia retrieves audio tracks from CDDA-capable CDROM drives. The
data can be saved to a file or directed to standard output in WAV,
AIFF, AIFF-C or raw format. Most ATAPI and SCSI and several propri‐
etary CDROM drive makes are supported; cdparanoia can determine if the
target drive is CDDA capable.

In addition to simple reading, cdparanoia adds extra-robust data veri‐
fication, synchronization, error handling and scratch reconstruction

Thanks for joining me and we'll see you again soon. Here is a list of the music that was played on the podcast kindly provided by Ioda Promonet.

Traveler '06

Download "Mumtaz" (mp3)
from "Traveler '06"
by Bombay Dub Orchestra
Six Degrees Travel Series

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Best Reason To Buy The Sun

Download "Becky" (mp3)
from "Best Reason To Buy The Sun"
by The Benevento/Russo Duo
Ropeadope Records

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Walkin' Target

Download "Plain Speaking" (mp3)
from "Walkin' Target"
by Ashtech
Interchill Records

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Subterranean Kicks

Download "Hope The Light" (mp3)
from "Subterranean Kicks"
by The Furze
Three Sixty Records

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Ubuntu Studio Impression

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Finally, it is good to be back! As I explain in the podcast I was...well, I'll just let you listen to it. You can download Episode 34 here.

Here is the link to the Ubuntu Mobile Edition news article. Click here.

Here is the link to the New Torrent Team. Press Here.

And, here is the link to the story submission list. Just mail your story submissions to and who knows you might see one of your submissions in the new mag!

In this episode I talk about Ardour for the package magic segment. Here is the link to ardour.

Also, I talk about Ubuntu Studio! yes I downloaded the iso and installed it on my aging desktop you can listen to my first impressions.

Here is the music I played.

Sunshine In A Shot Glass

Download "All My Friends Are Crazy" (mp3)
from "Sunshine In A Shot Glass"
by 500 Miles To Memphis
Deep Elm

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The Hands Up EP

Download "Hands Up" (mp3)
from "The Hands Up EP"
by Red Collar
307 Knox Records

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All Or Nothing At All

Download "All Or Nothing At All" (mp3)
from "All Or Nothing At All"
by Joey DeFrancesco

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    Afraid to Dance

    Download "Afraid to Dance" (mp3)
    from "Afraid to Dance"
    by Eric Colville
    Copacetic Records

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      Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

      Monday, April 30, 2007

      Yes! I finally installed Ubuntu Feisty Fawn a little over a week ago. Having had the chance to open it up and see what is under the hood, well, you'll have to listen to the podcast. You can download it here - Episode 33.

      News Item 1 - Trademark Redux

      Pakages - Web authoring packages

      Quanta Plus

      Salsa Caribe!

      Download "Ariba Caribe Remix" (mp3)
      from "Salsa Caribe!"
      by Michel Freidenson
      Azul Music

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      The Meadowlands

      Download "Everyone Choose Sides" (mp3)
      from "The Meadowlands"
      by The Wrens
      Absolutely Kosher

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      Romantic Energy

      Download "River Shule" (mp3)
      from "Romantic Energy"
      by Twelve Girls Band
      Domo Records

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      An Inconvenient Truth - Soundtrack

      Download "1000 Slide Shows" (mp3)
      from "An Inconvenient Truth - Soundtrack"
      by Michael Brook
      bigHelium/Canadian Rational

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      Ubuntu 7.04 Release on the 19th

      Wednesday, April 18, 2007

      Only a couple of days until the release of the much anticipated release of Ubuntu 7.04 and I think there are probably many like me who are itching to get in the queue. On the other hand if you are willing to wait you can do so and listen to the next podcast while you are at it. Here is the link for the next podcast, Episode 32.

      Links to the news

      The announcement of gutsy gibbon ubuntu 7.10

      Call for final testing help

      Full Circle Magazine issue#0


      GRAMPS, a genealogy package. Click on the link for more information.

      Main - what is new in feisty


      Gut a file from the inside out

      cat /dev/null > foobar.log

      This is a nifty trick to clear out the contents of a file but not remove the file itself. Suppose foobar.log has gotten ridiculously huge and you want to remove all the stuff inside it but you don't want to delete the file, simply cat /dev/null and direct the output to your file. In other words, take /dev/null (a black hole of nothingness) and stuff it inside foobar.log.

      See you again soon!!!


      Saturday, April 14, 2007

      My humble apologies for taking so long to get this podcast out. As I transition to a new line of work things should get back to a more normal schedule. In any event, this one is finally out and ready for consumption. This week I talk about how to read and write to an NTFS drive and much more. I also have some interesting new packages that were brought to my attention by one listener. He has an excellent alternative for MS Visio, must hear podcast. Below are the links, enjoy!

      From the better late than never department. Dell will pre-install Linux

      From the Extreme Makeover Department: Lauchpad facelift

      From the We are the Borg; resistance is futile department: VMware in kernal

      Package magic -

      Main -

      clcotw - Create a file (the fast way) with "touch"

      shell>touch foobar.log

      Bam! You've successfully created foobar.log. It's much faster than running vi, saving, and exiting. Touching an existing file updates the time it was last modified.

      Music by IODA Promonet

      Kiss The Crystal Flake

      Download "TGIM" (mp3)
      from "Kiss The Crystal Flake"
      by The Mother Hips
      Camera Records

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      Cleopatra Cafe

      Download "Incompatibilidade De Genios" (mp3)
      from "Cleopatra Cafe"
      by Trio Mafua
      Time Zone Records

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      Cookin' at the Corner Vol. 1

      Download "It Might as Well Be Spring" (mp3)
      from "Cookin' at the Corner Vol. 1"
      by Les DeMerle
      Origin Records

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      The Jimi Project

      Download "Manic Depression" (mp3)
      from "The Jimi Project"
      by Phil Brown
      Apaches From Paris

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