Sunday, September 18, 2005

New data views

These innovations are all interesting ways of looking at existing data in new ways. This is something that holds enormous potential.

* Where's SPAM coming from? Uses Google Maps to display spam sources.
* Enthusiast uses Google to reveal Roman ruins.
* MIT researchers map city by cellphone.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Open Source rules!

I've been using various open source packages for a while, but I thought I'd start letting other folks really know about them. I'm handing out Firefox to friends and encourage you to do the same! All are community supported and free!

Some of my favorites:

Firefox is an open source web browser with built-in search bar from Google, IMDB, and others.

Open Office is a complete application suite alternative to Microsoft Office, including a FrontPage-like web page editor.

I've just started using the GIMP, a powerful alternative to PhotoShop.

You can get these, and many other tools all wrapped up in an easy-to-use CD at

Monday, February 14, 2005

Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG)

I attended my first meeting on Saturday. It was a hoot. There is a large and knowledgeable Linux community in Seattle. Tons of great info - all with a sense of humor. Check it out.

Greater Seattle Linux Users Group

OpenBSD release song lyrics

OpenBSD puts out a theme song with each version release. DL and listen. These are high quality - very well done. Read/listen to the lyrics for an even bigger kick.

OpenBSD release song lyrics

Friday, February 11, 2005

The Chronicles of George

The best trouble tickets of all time. If you have ever worked a Help Desk or used Remedy, you'll love this.

The Chronicles of George

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Seattle Linux and BSD Users Groups

Although I've been playing with Linux, specifically Redhat, for a while, I just watched Revolution OS on DVD. This documentary renewed my desire to work with other Linux & BSD geeks. Here are some user groups in the Seattle area.

Greater Seattle Linux Users Group
Seattle BSD Users Group