Posts tagged linux
I checked “my YouTube” on Xbox and was excited to see a new Epic Rap Battles of History! This one was pretty cool — Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates. It was released four days ago and it’s already at 10,000,000+ views. Holy crap! The song was pretty funny, but to my surprise the hosts then gave some well-deserved love to GNU/Linux, represented by a HAL9000. The Linux love starts at 1:33.
The Wife and I laughed our butts off. Kudos to ERB. I felt the love!
That’s right! You read the title properly… I’m using one Linux distribution to create a bootable USB stick of another distribution of Linux. It’s Linux-on-linux debauchery. In this instance I’m using Fedora 16, a 4GB USB stick, and an Ubuntu 11.10 ISO file.
Here’s roughly what you’ll be doing:
- download Ubuntu .iso
- install unetbootin-linux
- install additional packages (if prompted)
- run UNetbootin
Not really sure I can justify the title of this post. Finch is a text-based instant messenger client for the command line interface (CLI). In this day and age you’re probably wondering why in the world would I want to instant message using the command line? Well hipster; I was tired of IMing on my phone when I had a perfectly good full-sized keyboard at my workstation… plus I wanted another reason to SSH into my home machine. So; I did a search on “linux instant message cli” and booyah Linux never fails.
Sadly; I’ve been bootstrapping my web development company, Digital Alias, since November 2001. You’d think by now I’d have it in full gear. With a combination of my own personal defects, managing a family of four, and a full-time job I’ve learned a lot of DOs and DON’Ts. So; I’m going to start keeping a public log to track my progress. It’s more of a reminder and time line to me, but this IS the Internet… so everyone benefits.