Category: Tech

Why Watching DVDs on Linux is Illegal in the USA


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) makes unlocking cell phones, ripping DVDs, removing eBook DRM,

The new computer I purchased yesterday


Yesterday my main desktop pretty much died. I have successfully gotten it to boot but

Ubuntu on a MacBook update


I’ve been running Ubuntu on an old MacBook for two weeks now and so far

My Presentations from the NLC Tech Rodeo


Full details about the event and what the amazing videos the participants created can be

My interview with Andrew Blum


This morning I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A

Installing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview


Last night I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview via VMWare player. Along the way

Installing OverDrive Media Console without the Android Market


My colleague Susan and I have been teaching a lot of eReader workshops for librarians

QR Codes on Alzatraz


I was watching episode 2 of J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz last night and I noticed a

Don’t like the new Google Calendar look?


You can use the “classic look” instead…

Getting a SCSI scanner to work in Ubuntu


I’ve got a 15+ year old HP ScanJet 4c flatbed scanner that still works wonderfully.