Tag: GNU/Linux

  • Zonbu – The Zen of computers, or is it?

    Zonbu is what I call a YAW2.0C (yet another web 2.0 company). Take a product (computer), hype it up a bit with new-age marketing bullshit (“low carbon footprint”, “silent”, “under $99”) and sell it not as a product but as a service ($12 a month). There you go, your KDE-based linux mini-box with 4gb flash-drive […]

  • Ubuntu: the true meaning

    Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘I can’t configure Debian’…

  • Fixing open DNS servers

    Ok, there seems to be a *lot* of posts and threads about this issue and I think a simple page is appropriate. Lets start with the problem. Check the report for your domain here: http://www.dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE.COM An open DNS server is one that replies to a query about a domain it is not responsible for, to […]

  • GNU Radio: hacking the last frontier

    Imagine a combination of hardware and software that could receive and transmit at any frequency. Imagine you could have an FM radio that turns into a GPS receiver that turns into a RFID reader. Or a Radar. Or a Digital TV Receiver. Or a mobile phone. Or a Wi-Fi scanner. All at the click of […]

  • Linux: What you should have on your Ubuntu lady

    This is my attempt to put together what I consider the “essentials” if you’re new to Ubuntu and/or don’t have time to scout around for all those things everyone is talking about but you haven’t got the faintest clue (like what the hell is “glxgears” and why is it *not* a benchmark and why you […]