Why I’m using Windows nagware on my Linux box

April 26th, 2007

When I switched to Linux a couple of years ago, I was able to find excellent replacements for most of the software I used on Windows. In a couple cases I had to use Wine to run my favorite Windows-only programs until I was more comfortable with the replacements, but there was one that I never gave up: Textpad.

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Ubuntu “Feisty Fawn” upgrade was a breeze

April 20th, 2007

I just completed the easiest operating system upgrade I've ever experienced: Ubuntu Edgy Eft to Feisty Fawn. I directed the entire process over VNC, and did not have to leave the GUI at any time. Only a single restart was required, I did not have to edit any config files, and there does not seem to be anything left to clean up.

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WordPress plugins I love

April 2nd, 2007

WordPress is nice, but some of the plugins I've installed really boost the user experience (and mine!) I thought I'd share what I've gathered.

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An ode to my hosting company

February 11th, 2007

I've been hosting Brain on Fire with NearlyFreeSpeech.net for close to 9 months now, and they've won my admiration. I'm currently paying a couple pennies a day for some of the best service I've ever encountered with a host or registrar.

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