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Professional Sound Editing with Audacity
"Need to do sound recording or editing, but find most audio software daunting due to complicated interfaces or price? Then take a look at Audacity: it's free, open source, and packs a bunch of professional-level sound editing features, all under a very intuitive, friendly user interface (Figure 1). By design, Audacity is a user-friendly but still powerful alternative to other sound editors that tend to be complicated to use. What's more, it comes in Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows versions."

( Permalink: Professional Sound Editing with Audacity      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 15, 2005 )

Using a Linux failover router
"Begin by setting up your network based on the configuration information available to you. You can make the configurations from the X Window GUI using the Network utility. To do so, open the Network utility from Main Menu > System Settings > Network. This will open up a network configuration window displaying a list of all the network cards installed on your system. Double-click on the network card you wish to configure, select the Statically Set IP Addresses option, and assign the IP address along with the subnet mask. There is also a Default Gateway Address field; tou can leave it blank for the time being, as it can be specified later on from the command line."

( Permalink: Using a Linux failover router      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 15, 2005 )

Ten Mysteries of about:config
"Firefox configuration is stored in a small attribute-type-value database called the preference system. You can see a delta of this data set in the ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/prefs.js file. That file holds only the nondefault values selected by the user. The rest of the preferences either are unstated or stated in install files that are part of the standard install. For me, they're in /local/install/firefox/defaults/pref, because /local is my playpen of choice."

( Permalink: Ten Mysteries of about:config      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 15, 2005 )

Monitor Linux file system events with inotify
Inotify is a file system event-monitoring mechanism slated for inclusion in upcoming Linux kernels that is designed to serve as an effective replacement for dnotify, which was the de facto file-monitoring mechanism supported in older kernels. Inotify is a powerful, fine-grained, asynchronous mechanism ideally suited for a variety of file-monitoring needs including, but not limited to, security and performance.

( Permalink: Monitor Linux file system events with inotify      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 15, 2005 )

17 Things You Can Do with iWork
"When Steve Jobs announced iWork, one of my first reactions on seeing Pages' features, and the initial screenshots that appeared on the Web, was that it was essentially iMovie for paper. Spending some time in Pages has only served to reinforce that opinion; as iMovie did before, Pages takes a task previously locked up in expensive, expert-level software (Quark, InDesign), and opens it up to the rest of us."

( Permalink: 17 Things You Can Do with iWork      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 15, 2005 )

New Power Mac G5s likely at NAB?
"Details are scarce at this point, but along with a bevy of new Pro Apps running on top of Tiger, Apple plans to introduce updated Power Mac G5 systems at the National Association of Broadcasters next week, sources report."

( Permalink: New Power Mac G5s likely at NAB?      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 14, 2005 )

Introduction to Python
"Ok, first part is going to be fairly boring, but put up with it. Im just going to go through a few reasons why you should choose Python as a language to learn. First off it free!, there is no cost involved in gettin Python, although there is a license, but this is just a standard license that goes with all free and open source software. Python is an open source language, as is the interpreter (Python is written in C). To do so visit http://www.python.org."

( Permalink: Introduction to Python      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 14, 2005 )

Using PHP instead of robots.txt
PHP can be more than just a scripting language used for constructing dynamic Web pages at request time. One application is to use PHP integration with the Web server to record and potentially deal with security issues. Ken Coar raises eyebrows with his thoughts on using PHP scripts instead of normally static files like robots.txt

( Permalink: Using PHP instead of robots.txt      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Apr 14, 2005 )

Password overload
We all have too many pin numbers and passwords to remember. Have you ever taken the time to count up how many you use in the course of a day? Have you ever sat in front of your screen with your mind absolutely blank? If you think you've got it bad, what about the IT administrative guy who has got hundreds to memorize including the ones that give access to the most sensitive parts of the company. read more

( Permalink: Password overload      Submitted by Danny Thu Apr 14, 2005 )

Higher Order Functions
Functions are the wonderful and powerful building blocks of computer programs. Functions allow you to break code down into simpler, more manageable steps. They also allow you to break programs into reusable parts -- parts that are both reusable within the program and in other programs as well. In this article, learn how to create new functions at runtime based on templates, how to create functions that are configurable at runtime using function parameters, and how the Scheme language can be a valuable tool with functions.

( Permalink: Higher Order Functions      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Apr 14, 2005 )

Interview with Jamie Butler of HBGary
OrangeCrate is pleased to announce an interview with Jamie Butler of HBGary. Jamie was kind enough to speak to me by phone this week on a range of subjects, and he has some very interesting perspectives to share. I hope that you will find this interview as enlightening as I have, and that many people will understand the implications of what Jamie has conceptualized.

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( Permalink: Interview with Jamie Butler of HBGary      Submitted by Chuck Talk Wed Apr 13, 2005 )

Novice PC users more likely to embrace Linux
Linux advocates hoping to convert Windows users to the open source operating system are more likely to succeed with technophobes and very inexperienced computer users than with Windows power users.

( Permalink: Novice PC users more likely to embrace Linux      Submitted by Renai LeMay Wed Apr 13, 2005 )

Linux and Informix Dynamic Server
Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 10.0 provides transparent optimization and exploitation of Linux environments, using asynchronous, direct, and vectored I/O for performance and processor affinity to achieve improved scalability and parallelism. The performance and reliability of IDS 10, together with commodity price hardware available with Linux, make for a powerful and cost-effective solution suitable for SMB and large enterprises alike.

( Permalink: Linux and Informix Dynamic Server      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Apr 13, 2005 )

Naturally occurring standards
The phrase "de facto standard" can denote anything from proprietary tyranny to a healthy, vibrant, market. What makes a standard viable without the formal blessing of a standards organization? Should you use such informal standards, or ignore them?

( Permalink: Naturally occurring standards      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Apr 13, 2005 )

Xsan and You
"Why, you ask? I asked the same thing: What's so exciting about the ability to share files with everyone in my facility? I can do that now, right? I just connect my FireWire hard drive to my computer, copy the files, walk to the other machine, and copy the files back. Wait, that just took me an hour. What if I could just save those files to a volume that everyone has access to? A volume that behaved almost exactly like direct attached storage? That's Xsan. This product will change the way many of us work, and save us money while doing so."

( Permalink: Xsan and You      Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 12, 2005 )

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