Category Archives: FOSS

How To Install Droid Fonts on Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty”

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include instructions for Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic”, 9.04 “Jaunty” and 8.10 “Intrepid” Based on this recent post regarding Getting Android’s Fonts on Ubuntu by Stefano Forenza I have installed these new fonts on my machine(s) and I’m enjoying them very much.  I thought I’d pass on the instructions for… Read More »

The FreeBSD Series

I’ve spent a few hours this evening putting together some articles on installing and configuring FreeBSD 7.0.  So far the articles cover installation, configuring a minimalist desktop, sound, boot config, etc and will span over the next week.  These posts are on Also, many thanks to all the comments and resources regarding getting started. … Read More »

tinkering with FreeBSD

I had some time this morning on the bus into work so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to post _something_ here. I know its been quite some time since I’ve been blogging, and I’d like to get started again, life is just hectic right now. Between starting a new job, having a 7 month old… Read More »

When Promoting Freedom Restricts Your Freedom

We were having a discussion in IRC this morning about how promoting free software and open standards can sometimes end up restricting your freedom.  Now tell me if I’m wrong here, but as I understand the idea behind OpenOffice is: To allow you to use any document format, and in the end any application that… Read More »

Open Discussion Day : May 19th

I want to remind everyone that today is the second annual Open Discussion Day. The day where we celebrate and advocate open protocols and computing standards. One year ago today I set the goal to stop using proprietary “closed” IM protocols. Today I only use Jabber and I don’t miss the others. My friends and… Read More »

Alternatives to Skype beginning Jan 1, 2007 : Ubuntu (6.10)

I have been using Skype for the past few months to take advantage of the promotion they had of “free calls to the US & Canada until 2007”. It has been nice to use a free phone service while my cell-phone battery has been dead. Starting Jan 1, 2007 however Skype will begin charging $14.95… Read More »

Software For Starving Students 2007.1 Released (XP / OSX)

I know this post is a little off-topic as it isn’t a tutorial (but hey, you’ve already got one today!). This is a project that some great local guys have been working on that I wanted to share with everyone reading the blog. Free software alternative so XP & OSX all compiled into a single… Read More »

How to install Iceweasel : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

Many of you probably remember the recent debate concerning Debian vs Firefox and the trademark issues. The last that I’ve heard it sounds like Ubuntu is going to honor the Firefox trademark and continue to include Firefox, but I’m unsure the status on Debian. In any event I have put together a few quick steps… Read More »