CrunchBang Linux #!

Philip Newborough has taken the base flavor of Ubuntu, shaken a little bit of OpenBox on top, added a pinch of applications to suit his taste, and the result is CrunchBang Linux (#!). I’ve been running this now on two different systems, both of which are old and limited on resources, and I have been…


Strings In The Mountains

This year, the Strings In The Mountains series brought The Infamous Stringdusters and Crooked Still to Steamboat Springs. Although both bands cleaned house, Crooked Still also mopped up the stage and cleaned the cob webs out of the stage lights. Amazing. Rushad sat in front of me for a spell while the Stringdusters were on…


the good stuff…

Casey Driessen’s show was no less than spectacular, and Brother Mule cranked out an excellent selection of music. Thank you for including Fort Collins on the list of stops, and thank you also to the Swing Station and to Avo’s. Steamboat Springs will be soon hosting its annual Strings In The Mountains music festival. Two…


Upcoming Shows | Week of May 7th, 2007

>> Casey Driessen is playing at the Swing Station in LaPorte on Wednesday. — $10 >> Brother Mule is playing this Thursday night at Avogadro’s Number at 8:00 pm. — $7.00 >> Also, check out this week’s film listing at the Lyric Cinema Cafe. —–===[ Be there or be a big fat fruitcake. ]===—–


Kristin Andreassen | Aoife O’Donovan

As my friend Eddie says, “If only it were possible to marry a voice…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pxtwThZk2c


Independent Film Cinema in Fort Collins

With the recent opening of the Lyric Cinema Cafe, the Fort Collins community now has an outlet for getting on an indie film fix. They are not just a movie house either; they offer food, a cafe-style caffeine fix, as well as serve up a small selection of local micro brews… which by the way,…


Windows McPatchy Patch, Ultimate Addition

I ran across this today on Planet Ubuntu and had a good laugh.


Dell Leading The Way….

Dell to offer Solid State drives in Select Laptops: What a great idea! Fewer moving parts may lead to greater longevity; a drive that is not spinning is much quieter; fast drive speeds are always a big plus. It will be interesting to see this catches on and more companies start offering flash technology in…


Ututo Linux

Lately, I have been seeing references to Ututo Linux in various places, and I decided that it was time to try it out. Ututo is Gentoo-based, which is intriguing to me. In my mind, what makes Gentoo so great is that it is fully customizable; you can make it as light or as robust as…


Some Disheartening News

I get a kick out of the insults that a Debian distribution can give you when you type in an incorrect sudo password. It’s a kick to mistype my password and for my box to come back with remarks like, “I’ve seen penguins that can type better than that,” or “You type like I drive,”…