Software Freedom Day in Fredericksburg.

The global Software Freedom Day was held Saturday, September 17th. However, as with previous years, the SFD organizers landed their event on the same day as Fredericksburg’s downtown Oktoberfest celebration. We love a good party as much as anyone, but we found in previous years that even though we had …

Vain hope, no. 36.

OK, I could be wrong about this, because I’m not an encyclopedia of knowledge about groupware. But to the best of my knowledge, throughout 20+ years of group calendaring software I’ve only been allowed to choose to accept a meeting, mark it tentative, or decline. To the best of my …

Live from Fedora Moonbase Alpha, part 2.

OK, let’s assume you’ve got your mic set up, and you want to make sure you have sound coming to the computer. This is easy to check by selecting System > Preferences > Sound, or right-click the volume control in the notification area and choose Sound Preferences. Then select the …

Live from Fedora Moonbase Alpha, part 1.

I finally picked up a piece of equipment I’d wanted for a while — a decent desktop-mounted boom arm to use with a condenser mic for recording podcasts. After a little review reading I settled on the Heil PL-2T and I’m pretty pleased with its looks and performance. Not only …