Many thanks to W. Martin Borgert for letting me involve in that project.
In the last few months I’ve gathered some links that may trigger your interest. Most of them are IT and FOSS related and only one is from Oil and Gas sector. Yes, it is sometimes hard to share Oil and Gas resources because of the closed and competitive nature of the business and copyrights/trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights issues. And I don’t want to get in trouble by doing that for sure. 🙂 I hope you will get some benefits from the following links.
IT and FOSS
- MultiCD – multicd.sh is a shell script designed to build a multiboot CD image containing many different Linux distributions and/or utilities.
- Slackware Live – LiNomad – a live CD/DVD/USB solution for Slackware.
- x86 and x86_64 LiveCD Kits for Arch & Slackware
- Debian Live Build – Live-build web-frontend of the Debian Live Project to generate your very own Debian Live system.
- How to set up a mail server on a GNU / Linux system
- A successful Git branching model – Another method to use Git in your project.
- Ge.tt – Another file sharing service. Apparently no restrictions applied at the moment.
- Programmer Competency Marix – Where do you rank, my friends?
- 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free
- How To: Build a private collaboration site on WordPress.com in 5 minutes
- HOWTO build your own open source Dropbox clone
- Use your USB flash drive as virtual RAM
- You Know You’re a Freelancer When…
- Pretend you are going to be there forever
- How to fix a team
- 12 Things A Programmer Really Needs To Know
- Multitasking makes us stupid?
- 5 reasons why your company should be distributed
- Splendid Bacon – A simple project management application.
- Co-op – Stay in tune with your co-workers. Ask questions, share knowledge, track time, and update agendas all in one place.
- RightSignature – Sign Documents Online, Electronic Signature, e-Signature
- markItUp! universal markup jQuery editor
- Officeshots.org – Test ODF compatibility.
- EasyHotspot nano – Affordable and powerful hotspot billing system
- Sakis3G – a tweaked shell script which is supposed to work out-of-the-box for establishing a 3G connection with any combination of modem or operator. It automagically setups your USB or Bluetooth™ modem, and may even detect operator settings.
- CJB.NET – Free Shell Accounts
Oil and Gas
- Oil & Gas Technical Terms Glossary – Got confused with some terms? Here is the right place to go.
As usual and also typical me, I am kind of a late adopter of new technology. Any kind of it, you just name it. Sometimes I feel myself old-fashioned and people see me as an old person. I don’t mind with that as long as I am happy in using the technology I am familiar with. I have my own assumption though, the newer is not always the better. 🙂
But, recently new development in Linux world has teased me to try something new. In this case I would like to let you know the existence of SUSE Studio. By using it, building a Linux Live CD/DVD/USB is now not that difficult anymore. In fact everyone can easily do that. The learning curve is so flat. Just click everything you need, the online system will prepare your custom Linux distribution based on openSUSE. Besides this system, there are similar systems already available in simple format. For example, NimbleX with its Custom NimbleX Live CD Generator and SLAX with its Build SLAX system. So, the choice is absolutely yours. I just received my SUSE Studio activation code, and now I am going to see what I can do with this. 🙂
Oh, almost forgotten. Have you tried Ubuntu One as well? What do you think of it? For me, it is just an online storage. A place where you can save, retrieve, share, sync your files on the internet using an Ubuntu designed application. In default you will get 2 GB of free space. If you need more, then you have to pay. Recently, SLAX launches a very much alike service. Tomas called it, Slax Drive. What makes different is that Tomas has opened his service to be used and connected from other Linux distributions, so not only from SLAX. That is what I like, the freedom to choose and the generousity. It looks like people are now in favour of cloud computing.
However, if you just need an online storage service, you don’t have to be bound with one specific operating system. There are plenty of such services nowadays. You can think of Dropbox, Box.net, etc. It feels good when you have the right solution within reach. Right guys?