Untangle Partners with InstallFest Fro Schools at LinuxWorld San Francisco, Free Conference Day!

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Untangle, a network software company in San Mateo California,  specializing in open source firewall software, has partnered with IDG World Expo to donate used laptops to schools in need.  In exchange, those that donate their computers will get a free conference day at LinuxWorld.  Below is a clipping from today's San Jose Mercury News Advertising this.  This is a great way for those of us with old laptops to trade them in for some free education.  You can read more about this at http://www.untangle.com/installfest. See you at Moscone Center!   … Continue Reading

Seeing All @Replies From Twitter

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I've had a love/hate relationship with Twitter for the past many months.  I really like the idea, I've got a pretty good community I interact with, and for the most part it works.  The hate part is that it is down way to often.  I often see posts where people say "Why to we stick with this sucky service?".  OK, maybe they don't always use the sucky word.  At any rate, since this is my first Twitter post, I figure I should say that right away. … Continue Reading

Using Google Reader Offline

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Background For the past couple of years, I've been really impressed with how much content there is out there on the Internet in people's blogs.  To harvest all this content, you really need some kind of aggregating software to help you organize all this content.  For no real reason, the first aggregator I used was Bloglines.  It worked pretty well but I got tired of days when it was very slow, and other days where this cute plumber would be displayed telling me Bloglines was offline and I should come back later.  About 2 months ago, I switched to Google Reader.  So far, I'm a happy camper. … Continue Reading

C# In Depth by Jon Skeet Book Review

First off, I wasn't in the market to buy a c# book, but after seeing that Jon published one by Manning I couldn't stop myself.  Jon has been such a great and prolific poster on the internet forums that If felt at a minimum I should support him in his book effort, and Manning, always seems to bring us great books.  I have been totally happy with my decision.  It's a great book.  I don't know Jon personally, but after reading the introduction and premise, it's hard not to just really like this guy. So, on to the review... … Continue Reading

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