Category: General

Been gone for a while

Been studying for my Cisco Certified Network Professional Switch test since February. Passed the test and now I am ready to start blogging again. Next up, a comparison of Gentoo, Ubuntu and Arch Linux. Been playing alot lately with Arch Linux, and I think I am a convert. Stay tuned for more on this subject […]

New Content Coming Soon!

Hi – I have been gone for awhile, working on my real job and other responsibilities, but I have several new articles in the works – The last part of the Ubuntu LAMP Server Quick Howto, Ubuntu Diskless Workstation series, and an Ubuntu Firewall article. Keep checking the site these should start showing up in […]

Dealing with multiple USB sound devices

Ever been plagued by your linux system detecting your webcam as the first sound device instead of your USB headset?  This is a common problem with Linux, but can be easily remedied with editing your systems module configuration.  On Ubuntu, the important file is /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf.  This file controls the module settings and parameters for the […]

Asus G72GX Laptop Review

For the past year or so, I have been looking for a good laptop for my mobile pursuits.  I have some pretty stringent requirements for my mobile platform,  the most import of which is the ability to run 3D games.  With linux as my primary OS, and many of the games I play being available […]

Been gone for awhile….

Hi – not long after I started this blog, I lost a dear friend. This loss has kept me from blogging for a couple of weeks. I had known him for 16 years, and our time together on this earth was very special, and things won’t be quite the same now. His name was Snoopy, […]

Hello, world!

Welcome to!  With this blog, I intend to publish my experiences using Linux as a desktop and server operating system.  I have been using Linux since 1995 and around 2000 I completely replaced Windows with it as my primary personal computing environment. I use linux for personal productivity, gaming, multimedia, programming, and as a […]