Time lapse photography with a Canon Powershot G2 on Linux

This is something that’s sort of been bugging me for a while. Not that I really want to do a lot of time lapse photography, per se, but that I want to be able to tell my camera to take a bunch of pictures, say one every 15 seconds for a certain amount of time… Continue reading Time lapse photography with a Canon Powershot G2 on Linux

So…I downloaded Shredder, Mozilla’s development version of Thunderbird, for my…

So…I downloaded Shredder, Mozilla’s development version of Thunderbird, for my @PeppermintOS laptop, which fixed the issue of Thunderbird not opening Chromium when I click a link in an email.  However, Shredder is not compatible with any version o…

PeppermintOS: Minty Fresh!

A while ago, I decided it was time to get a laptop.  I’ve been meeting with local clients more and having a laptop handy would make a lot of that stuff go more smoothly.  I’m also on the web committee for my kids’ school, and have had to borrow someone else’s laptop to do WordPress… Continue reading PeppermintOS: Minty Fresh!

Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

I’ve been a sideline fan of Linux for a long time.  My very first experience with it was buying one of those 800 page, dictionary-sized technical manuals for Linux which came with Red Hat, Slackware and Caldera.  I effectively destroyed my Windows 95 box trying to get Red Hat installed and failing. After that, I was much more cautious,… Continue reading Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

wp-o-matic trick

discovered a trick about wp-o-matic as i was building the new site. for wp-o-matic to work and not lag, you need to set up a cron job. but said cron job doesn’t *necessarily* need to happen on the host server. so, if you have a server that allows cron jobs (which i do, at home)… Continue reading wp-o-matic trick

now in penguin-vision

i’ve been a longtime fan and occasional user of linux.  i had it running for about a  year as my primary operating system under ubuntu.  microsoft announced the release of their windows 7 RC-1 the other day, and as part of the announcement stated that all of their beta testers, whether you’re using win 7 beta… Continue reading now in penguin-vision