Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 11:31am

4 Days in the Life of a Firewall

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Security, Technology Articles

I thought I’d share a screenshot of a firewall application that helps protect my public web + email server. This server hosts this domain ( and a number of other domains.To me it symbolizes the constant barrage of attacks that public, Internet-facing servers and services face on a daily basis. The above log shows entries […]

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 8:59pm

VIDEO: A trillion FPS camera captures light particles as they travel

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Open Source, Science, Technology Articles

Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 9:57am

VIDEO: How Linux is developed

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

This video explains how Linux is developed. A much different model than many other software projects, Linux harnesses the power of collaborative development by thousands of developers across the world.

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 8:28pm

COMMAND: gnome3 –is[–not]-for-me

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of heat from Gnome users about the new release. Radical changes to how you interact with your programs are obviously going to cause some waves. I’ve been using different WMs/DEs since 1995. I think Gnome3 has really struck a balance with usability and intuition. First off, it seems like they ripped […]

Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 4:09pm

New Fastek back-end up and running!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software

Fastek, Logical Networking Solution’s remote support solution for business and at-home computer support, has been upgraded on the back-end. This means faster, more reliable connections for our customers.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 10:43am

Linux, LVM, and the ongoing quest for more storage

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source

Our home system had been running low on space, so I decided to take that second 1TB hard drive that was collecting dust and throw it in the mix. Previously, it had been used as a separate drive, which had an older install of Fedora, as well as a Windows XP partition on it. I […]

Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 2:49pm

Is there any hope for California schools?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Government, Linux, LTSP, Open Source

It’s depressing to hear how bad the California economy is getting, and its effects on our schools’ budgets. I mean, it’s been bad for a long time, but there have been no revolutionary turns, no silver-bullet fixes and no promises kept regarding the quality of education of our children. In contemplating the root of this […]

Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 9:42am

Sintel – an open source film

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software

Sintel – a short film created entirely by open source software and put together by volunteers around our planet has made its online debut October 1st, 2010. This is an extraordinary film set in midevil times,  about “Sintel” – a woman warrior in search for a fierce fire-breathing dragon who kidnapped a baby dragon she […]

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 10:31am

LNS article published in CETPA DataBus magazine

I’m pretty excited to see that an article I had submitted entitled “The Greatest Success of Open Source is its Philosophy” (I had posted the full text on as a blog previously) had been published for the fall quarter issue. I am confident this article has opened some eyes as to a true motivation […]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 12:36pm

Scott McNealy to attempt U.S. open-source textbook initiative

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, Government, LNS Blogs, Open Source

Scott G. McNealy, Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO, has an ambitious idea – replacing our heavy, outdated, expensive textbooks with open-source versions that teachers and schools can modify. His non-profit, Curriki, focuses on molding the landscape for a more up-to-date, less expensive system for distributing educational texts. A very ambitious idea indeed – Mr. […]

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