Thumbs Down to

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 13:08

This is my official F-You to the folks at CTV. I went to to watch some of the olympics, but all of their videos require Microsoft Silverlight. I am a Linux user, so I went to and installed the silverlight plugin, as well as the codec packs that it offers. I did this in both Firefox and Chromium, but I still can't see any video. Is silverlight really so much better than flash that CTV needs to use it? The only advantage I can see is that they don't have to serve the video feeds to as many people.

10 Reasons To Switch To Linux

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 13:37

I apologize to everyone in advance. I have been negligent, and there is no excuse. As a rabid Linux advocate, I was supposed to have an article on my site explaining why everyone should use Linux.

How to Ad Block Responsibly

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 17:39

There are a few ways to block ads, the most popular being browser add-ons. Each browser has its own plug-in system, and a myriad of ad blockers. I'll leave it up to you to find the one that works best for you.

Who is looking out for your privacy? Not your ISP. Not the Canadian Government.

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 10:44

As reported by Dr. Michael Geist LL.B. LL.M. J.S.D., law professor at the University of Ottawa, Canadian internet service providers are engaged in secretive talks with the Canadian government about the implementation of Bill C-30.

Get Your Google+ Picture Beside Search Results For Drupal Content

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 19:54

Have you wondered how some people's blog and news stories turn up in Google's search results with their picture beside it? It's called claiming authorship, and with Drupal, It's not as difficult as you might think. Here is one way you can claim authorship in Google's search results with Drupal.

Bad Sound in Wine 1.4 under Ubuntu 12.04 12.10 13.04 x64

Submitted by jean-paul on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:46

I did a lot of searching for a solution to this problem. Any programs that I would run with Wine had horrible sound. It was almost like an underrun or something like that. I unfortunately don't have output from the terminal, but thankfully I do have a solution, as posted on Wine's wiki.

Nice and Cool!

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 18:51

I found a 6000 BTU air-conditioner online for $10 and installed it today! It's much more comfortable, and I'm sure the computers will appreciate it. Thankfully we don't pay for hydro here.


House Plants - Problems Symptoms and Causes

Submitted by jean-paul on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 12:34
Brown or yellow leavesOccasional yellowing of lower leaves is natural.