Why and How I removed unecessary steps to loggin in to Mint/Ubuntu

Disclaimer: The actions described here are suitable for a Home desktop. I would not do the same to a laptop or public desktop.

I'm trying to convince my sons to use Linux instead of booting in Windows. They really dislike having to enter the userid and password then enter the keyring password. For now, they don't care about having their "own" desktop or custom configurations.

After the installation Ubuntu asks for my wireless network parameters and it saves the WPA key

In subsequent log ins the default behaviour of Ubuntu is the following:

58 Queen Street pix


I am trying to upload information about 58 Queen Street. Here is a picture!

Here is a map!

Ogg Vorbis Theora -- Floss Fund Nominee

Mozilla is including support natively in Firefox with Version 3.1.
This means that when a user encounters a sound or video file on the
web, Firefox will automatically play it as the CODECS to do this are
built in.

This is a major step forward. In the past, in order to play files
created with Ogg or Theora, we would have to configure our browswers
to do so -- creating another step for the average user to go through
before it would be possible to enjoy multi-media content created with
free and open source software.

My regular blog


Yes I have been blogging


I have been blogging, but at another site. You may be interested in my latest blog entry which is a swipe at Bill 61 without mentioning Bill 61.

I would encourage everyone to speak out against the DRM aspects of this Bill.

This Bill may have been tabled before Summer Break so that we can make our thoughts known about it.

I also have a comment on the Globe and Mail website.

how to donate a computer

What are the current minimum requirements for the computer donations to The Working Centre and/or KWLUG?

Should one contact a person in charge before bringing an older computer?

Presentation topic suggestion From DV Cam to DVD

Using a combination of open source software you can go from your digital video camera to a DVD, complete with titles, fading between scenes, and a variety of video and audio effects.

3 embedded Linux kernel developers needed in Kitchener

I was asked by an employment agent if I know any embedded Linux people willing to work in Kitchener. Here is the list of required skills:

* Ethernet Stacks

* TCP/IP Network

* Embedded Linux (Low Level-Kernel)

* C++

* C

The agent wrote that experience with Video Equipment/Image Processing (projectors,
displays, etc) would be a great addition.

The agent's address is

Kick off post

I've decided to start creating a log of my troubles, tribulations and successes with Linux.

In this blog I'll try to keep a history of what I've done to make something work under Linux. I'm expecting that sometimes those exercises will be simple, some other times It may take some tweaking.

Unix Pipefitter required in Montreal

I saw this link to a job ad on an IRC channel, followed by the words, Please pass this around, if you know people who (a) are junior Unixheads and (b) like cake.

Unix Pipefitter: Montreal, QC

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