Even if you have money to burn…

I know I'm opening myself up to a flame war here but I'm going to come right out and say it; the Mac is just not worth the money, especially if you do most of your work in the cloud. There was a time when the Mac was demonstrably better at some tasks than others … Continue reading Even if you have money to burn…

Yes, my grandma can run Ubuntu Linux

"Last week Lenovo lent me one of its X61 ThinkPad laptops so that I could give Ubuntu Linux a try. Having had a bad experience with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop a few years ago, I had sworn off desktop Linux and determined not to return. A week into a new trial with Ubuntu Linux, … Continue reading Yes, my grandma can run Ubuntu Linux

Is The New Twitter Better Than Desktop Clients?

Tweet a lot? Integrated pictures, keyboard shortcuts, a decent way to track conversations and a slick new look. That’s what some users of Twitter found recently, and they were really happy. Twitter isn’t sure how long it will take to push these features out to everybody, but if you primarily use Twitter from a client … Continue reading Is The New Twitter Better Than Desktop Clients?

Mainstream Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

"The VAR Guy was flipping though his Sunday morning paper when he spotted an article about Ubuntu Linux. He took a few more sips of coffee to perk up and make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. Sure enough, Ubuntu had made the leap into the mainstream media — earning coverage in Newsday, the eight … Continue reading Mainstream Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

links for 2009-09-27

40+ Best Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Buttons and Badges | Naldz Graphics (tags: webdesign design tutorials photoshop icons graphics inspiration) HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method) - Ubuntu Forums (tags: ubuntu howto linux windows tutorial software tips tutorials ntfs filesystem)

What’s holding you back?

The beautiful view from my deck in rural northeast Wisconsin is a great reminder of the power I have to publish and promote; from anywhere to the ends of the internet! I've worked hard to develop a simple blogging workflow that can empower even the most basic computer user. I don't care if you're Mac, … Continue reading What’s holding you back?

The search is finally over!

Image via CrunchBaseI write frequently about my disdain [hatred is too strong a word] for Microsoft and their evil licensing practices and my newfound love for Ubuntu. Over the weekend, the two final barriers to moving 'full time' to Ubuntu were removed. I wrote about one last night -- VirtualBox allows you to run Windows … Continue reading The search is finally over!

ShareThis 101

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1492638&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 The ShareThis User Experience from ShareThis on Vimeo

I had a date with an old ‘flame’ this past week…

Not really -- it just felt that way! David Sauter of Envano gave me a Powerbook G4 for a project we're working on and it was the first time I had used a fast Mac running a current version of OS X. Ever... I left the Mac back in 2002 -- finally got that one … Continue reading I had a date with an old ‘flame’ this past week…