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Mobile VOIP

Considering that I’m heading out for a trip to Israel tonight, I figured I should look into some way to call back to the USA cheaply. My thoughts immediately went to my old friend Skype. So, I headed over to the Skype website and downloaded the latest version of the Windows Mobile client. Big mistake. […]

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Re-Install Complete

After a few hairy moments when neither Ubuntu nor Windows would actually boot, my re-install of Ubuntu has worked out ok. What did I do different? Well, first of all I created a partition specifically for my /home/ directory. This is supposed to make upgrades easier since I won’t have to redo all my settings […]

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Ubuntu Reinstall

I have been using Ubuntu Linux for a little over a month now with a little bit of a mixed experience. I found that installing Ubunut was a piece of cake and using various pieces of software like Openoffice, Firefox, Evolution and so on was painfree and very easy. However, I found that getting various […]

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EVDO on Ubuntu

My current project is this: to get a CDU-650 EVDO USB wireless modem to work on Ubuntu. So far, I’ve progress quite nicely I think. I have manage to get it to actually connect and to be properly recognized by the system and that’s always a first step. I just have to get the rest […]

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The GTA Phenomenon

We all know that the Grand Theft Auto series has always been very popular. From the now simplistic looking GTA and GTA 2 to the latest GTA IV with fantastic graphics, massive cities, a deep story line and a huge dose of questionable and immoral activities, its pure success might be hard to understand for […]

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Progress Report

So I have had time to play around with my Ubuntu installation a little more. One thing that has irked me a bit since I got my music up and running has been the lack of surround sound. So, I made it my mission for the day to enable surround sound. You’d think it wouldn’t […]

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Printer Victory!

So far, my biggest challenge with my Ubuntu/Linux adventure has been my printer. I’m using a Brother MFC-240C Printer/Scanner/Fax combo which has served me very well since I got it this past fall. However, I found that getting it to work in Ubuntu was easier said than done but I finally did get it to […]

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Picasa

Picasa by Google is an application that I have used for several years for organizing photos, printing them, ordering them, importing them and so on. Initially, I had not even thought about not being able to use that while using Linux so when it did dawn on me that I needed access to all my […]

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Universal Remote

Being a tech guy with electronic devices all over the place, it was just a matter of time before my “media” room became cluttered with remotes. There’s the one for the TV, the cable box, the stereo and the one for my PS3. The PS3 one I can’t do much about since it’s a Bluetooth […]

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