Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Not that I have many that follow my blog, but I just had to make sure I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nixie’s Linux Haxor Quickie: Getting Started With Grub

Found this good clip over at

Don't forget to check out Nixiepixel at her blog or Twitter site.

Cell phone Outages

I have been using Twitter for the past few weeks trying to make a useful tool out of it. After having a cell outage in my area, calling my cell provider to find out what was going on and they had no idea. I came up with this idea.

I set this up for those that have a Twitter account and those that don't. Everyone can post their Cellular problems just by sending an email to mycellularoutagesgmailcom and the body of the email gets posted to the MyCellOutages Twitter site.

This will be a useful tool for those that are having troubles and they are wondering if anyone else is having the same problems in the same area or a totally different area. Especially if the cell provider is not aware of the problems just yet. Like in my case. I searched for anything that could give me information that day and came across several different forums that were very old posts. This would bring fresh news about any problems and would allow people to instantly know if there is an occurring problem in their area. If you don't see something in your area then you can post about it through the email posted here and on the MyCellOutage Twitter site.

So go follow MyCellOutage if you have a Twitter account and let's get this thing moving along.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

My Favorite Linux Ad Videos

I was going through the Linux Ad Videos on Youtube and found this guy John who made 3 versions of his video. "I'm Not Linux, Linux Is Me." The message is clear and to the point. I liked his videos so much that I felt compelled to post them here.

Great work John!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New worm can infect home modem/routers

It is suspected that the botnet originated in Australia, as the first activity from the botnet was detected here. Australian IT consultant Terry Baume first observed it infecting a Netcomm NB5 modem/router. You can read his full analysis here.

The botnet binary was further analysed by members of the website DroneBL (a real-time IP tracker that scans for and botnets and vulnerable machines) which came to the conclusion that the “psyb0t” or "Network Bluepill" botnet was mostly a test run to prove the technology. After the botnet's discovery and public outing, the botnet operator swiftly shut it down.

The first generation targeted very few models of router, though the current, most recently discovered generation (dubbed 'version 18' in the code) targets a wide range of devices.

Full Article Here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

25 Reasons to Convert to Linux

Businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies and other organizations around the world are converting1 their computer operating systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux at an increasing pace. They are likewise converting their application programs from commercial software to free software (also referred to as open source software). There are at least 25 reasons for this situation, including:

Read the rest Here:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps

I usually post part of the original article in my post then point to it with a link to read the rest. This time how-ever I was looking for a good snippet and couldn't justify just placing a small tidbit of the original article.

This is about the most comprehensive article that explains just how it would be possible to insert malware into a Linux system running Gnome or KDE desktop environments. It definitely is a good read and kudos to the writer for posting it.

It's a bit lengthy but really a good read and deserves that much time to inform Gnome and KDE users just how it is done to be able to protect themselves. I for one use Ubuntu full time at the house and have always said that it is less likely for spyware and malware to infiltrate a Linux system for a few reasons. One would be that it takes your password to be entered to write to the system files. Second would be that anything would be caught in the browser's cache and would be deleted by emptying the cache after a saucy Internet session. Third would be that the writers of such programs target the major OS's out there in the world and the debate about Linux is still an ongoing argument, but that's for another post. Fourth would be that if you get your software from the repositories they are already combed through and safe for download and install.

All this was quite true as of an hour ago for me. After reading the article, I have to admit that now only most of it is true. I still fully believe in the Linux operating system and the various communities that give me such a great operating system. I still think it is a wonderful way for me to manipulate the 1's and 0's that allow me to do the things I do on my PC and it's internal hardware. I have really enjoyed learning and reading everything I can about the OS and the flavor of it I use.

All-in all, the basics still are as true as they ever were. It comes down to personal responsibility. If you open unknown attachments or download files from certain Internet sites, you will most likely get an infection on your PC. Mindfully watching what you click on is still the best practice.

Without anymore talk from me, please go read this article and get informed.

Remember, knowing is half the battle. G.I. JOOOOEEEEEEEEEEE!

Great Article Here! - How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps

Monday, January 05, 2009

Linux desktop gains kid-friendly browser

A start-up has launched a browser extension aimed at turning the Internet into a friendlier place for kids aged 3-12. Available in free and subscription versions, KidZui's "KidZui" extension is said to provide a captive portal to 1.5 million pre-screened websites.

Full Article Here