Category Archives: Randomness

Book Meme

Jumping on another meme: “You have discovered that bad people always have a bad effect, and good people a good effect, upon their nearest neighbors;” – Plato, The Last Days of Socrates. Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along… Read More »

This One Is For The LOLZ

Its hilarious sometimes what you find trolling and twitter.  If you’re up for some lolz install the “sl” package: sudo aptitude install sl Next time you fat finger your directory listing of “ls” you’ll get a nice little surprise. (Check out the man page too, its configurable.) I think this wins the official “This… Read More »

OpenOffice Easter Egg

I came across another easter egg this afternoon I thought I would share before I forgot about it.  This one is related to OpenOffice.  To find this easter egg do the following: Start OpenOffice Spreadsheet (Applications > Office > OpenOffice Spreadsheet) Within an empty field, type: =GAME(“StarWars”) Enjoy

“I’d Like To Preseed My Order Please”

This post is dedicated to the conversation I had earlier today with cjwatson… This evening I went out to dinner with _MMA_ from the Ubuntu Studio crew.  One nice thing about my traveling job is that I get to meet Ubuntu community members from around the country.  I generally like to take them out to… Read More »

Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 to Ubuntu 8.04

With Ubuntu 8.04 being the second LTS (Long Term Support) release it is also possible to upgrade from LTS to LTS releases.  This means upgrading Ubuntu 6.06 to Ubuntu 8.04.  I have tested this in a previous post, “Dapper 6.06 to Hardy 8.04 Direct Server Upgrade“, which you might also be interested in (that post… Read More »

Twitter Casualty

So I’ve finally, somehow, become the latest casualty of twitter. I don’t know how it happened, because for the longest time I did not get it. Well to give you some idea I get twitters to my phone… yeah, shameful I know. In any event, if you’re a twitter user drop by at and… Read More »

Getting the source package with aptitude?

Ever since I learned about the benefits of aptitude vs apt-get I’ve switched over. It’s been great and I’m sure I’ve preached about the benefits before (/me does some digging and pulls up links) here. Well, I ran into something yesterday that I haven’t been able to solve with aptitude. Is it possible to pull… Read More »

“Linux is a registered trademark of Linux Torvalds”

I was just looking through my swag-bag from the Utah Open Source Conference and noticed something a little off on the SUSE Linux Enterprise “evaluation” CD that were included from Novell.  On the back of the CD set, under the Novell logo it reads: …”*Linux is a registered trademark of Linux Torvalds” Linux Torvalds?  I… Read More »