Category Archives: News

Instant Ubuntu Now Available

I’m very happy to announce the availability of my new book, “Instant Ubuntu“! I spent most of the summer working on this and I’m very happy to finally see it published. This book is written for those brand-new to Ubuntu. The book includes step-by-step installation instructions, a tour of the Unity desktop and an outline… Read More »

Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” Alpha 2 Released

I’m sorry this notice is a day late. I didn’t catch it in my Inbox when it first came through–somehow it got filed away without me catching it. In any case, the second Alpha release of the upcoming “Lucid Lynx” release is now available for download. This is a perfect opportunity to fire up Virtualbox… Read More »

A New Look For A New Year!

I posted about a week ago that I’d begun working on a new theme for the site. I felt like it was time for something new–something a little less plain. I tried out a number of WordPress themes and layouts, and finally found one that I like. I feel it better represents where the site… Read More »

Announcing Root Certified

Today I want to formally announce the formation of my new company, Root Certified. This company was created in partnership with Aaron Toponce, aimed at providing expertly hosted applications and Linux consulting. Aaron and I have been good friends for years now. We’ve worked together as Linux Instructors and within the Linux community. We recently… Read More »

OpenID Plugin Reactivated

Thanks to some quick feedback and troubleshooting from the OpenID WP plugin developer I’ve got things functioning again.  It seems we turned up a few issues that will still need addressing (primarily regarding my use of Lighttpd vs the more standard Apache), but we have things functional again. Big thanks to Will for his help. … Read More »

Server Migration Complete

Well it appears that the server migration is complete, and so far I am very happy with the results.  First of all, I don’t think there was much downtime, if any at all.  The only oddity that I encountered was regarding DNS propogation, and there is only so much you can do about that.  Here… Read More »

Quick Announcement

I have a few minutes this evening after a full day at the hospital.  My first child, a little girl, was born last nite.  Everything went well and we’ve been getting used to the new addition in the hospital today.  We’ll be back home tomorrow sometime, and I’m sure life will be a lot different.

Database Update

I’ve just done an update of the database for this blog.  I did an export and a giant find/replace for some formatting tags I wanted updated.  If you notice anything really odd about the site, pages not displaying, content screwed up, etc please let me know. It appears all is well.. so far. What I… Read More »