Ubuntu Global Jam: April 1 - 3, 2011

    "How can I get involved with the Ubuntu Community?"
    "Where can I start and make the most difference?"

    Veterans' Memorial Geocache

    Just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I took up the hobby of geocaching. During the holiday itself, my family and I decided that this holiday, we were going to do things a little different. We decided that we would eat a nice meal with the family, and then sneak in some geocaching afterward until it became dark. My nephew was home from college, and he had never tried to geocache before. So it was with great excitement that we headed out and found two caches at a nearby park, located not very far from his home.

    Geocaching for Fun and Adventure!

    To be honest, I have been looking for a hobby that is different from the norm, and could potentially help get me back on the right track for becoming fit once again. Geocaching seems to have all bases covered.

    The first hurdle

    So, you've installed Ubuntu.  Maybe you've spent some time fiddling around with your settings.  Maybe it's starting to feel like "your" operating system.  You've got a nice drop down terminal, a solid wallpaper and theme, and you're having a grand old time.

    The Terminal

    I don't know what you all think of when you hear about Ubuntu, or I suppose in this case Linux in general; but when I heard about it the first thing that popped into my head was some guy, hunched over his box, slamming arcane commands into a terminal and accomplishing amazing things faster than I could ever hope to with my mouse!  Needless to say, I wanted to (want to) be that guy.  I love efficiency.  I love minimalism and simplicity.  If I can accomplish something without my fingers leaving the keyboard to use a mouse then I'm a happy camper.  

    The Plunge

    Ok, so, I'm incredibly new to blogging.  And by incredibly new, I mean this is my first attempt.  So show mercy and all that fun stuff.  Anyway...
    I'm writing this blog for three reasons.  First and foremost, I want to provide a sort of testimony about my switch (though not complete) from Windows to Linux.  My experience in the shift has been unquestionably amazing.  Much of that is due to the operating system itself: its quality, functionality, ease of use and speed.  Even more of this is due to the community.  

    Software Freedom Day 2010

    Just wanted to take a moment to share with all of you that this upcoming Saturday, the 18th of September, is Software Freedom Day 2010. I would like to encourage all of you to go out, celebrate, and spread the word about why all of us love and use Free Software. There are hundreds of groups that are planning events all over the globe.

    LoCo Team Reports

    Whether you're a newly founded LoCo Team or have been one since LoCo Teams were formed, There are some really important ways that your experiences can be quickly turned into a winning situation for everyone involved.  That coupled with the fact that there is an improved method of having your reports appear on the Main Team Reports page.

    Finally have my hosting Sorted!

    I want to say a quick thank you to Danny Bray (aka Lupine) for securing us a much better hosting solution! Hopefully now I will be able to consistenly blog again!

    Installfest: Coming Soon!

    Earlier this year the Space Coast Linux & OSS Meetup group was formed. We have had some pretty good turnouts and had some good times getting to know one another. It's about time that we had our first Installfest as a group. I have recently put up a poll on the Space Coast Meetup Site here! If you are interested and would like to get involved with this meetup group, please feel free to register and weigh in on the Poll.


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