Archive for the ‘Technology Articles’ Category

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.

Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:19am

Windows 8 – Are you ready?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 since Microsoft released it’s consumer preview. It is apparent that this is no baby-step up from Windows 7 – it’s a completely redesigned operating system slated for tablets, phones as well as traditional PCs. It’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2012, is being developed right alongside it, […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 1:52pm

Rising Gas Prices Drive Telecommuting Forward

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s no doubt that fuel prices, especially in California, are causing people to re-think how they get to work. Tension in key parts of the world where we get our oil from is making it obvious that they aren’t going to be going down any time soon, either. Carpooling, SMART trains and other alternative transportation […]

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 […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 1:53pm

Facebook vs. CTRL+SHIFT+DEL

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Technology Articles

I have gotten into a best-practices ‘routine’ while logging into and out of Facebook. A routine is part of any healthy Internet surfing session. They help remind you of your overall goals, and what you need to do to achieve them. With Facebook, my goals are to not have them gain information about me that […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 1:39pm

Third-party software installed on new computers

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

A recent story on Slashdot.org talks about something that has always bothered me – PC bloatware (or as some people more accurately dub it, crapware). When you buy a brand new PC or laptop, you will usually get a lot of third-party software installed on it that you didn’t ask for. Some computer retail outfits […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 2:11pm

Google’s new operating system floats on the cloud

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, Security, Software, Technology Articles

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/26882/?p1=A1&a=f It looks like Google is set to fly high with their new line of notebooks. The new ChromeOS, unveiled recently, will rely on cloud computing to do most of its work. The Chrome web browser will be one of the only applications locally installed on the notebook, and will host its applications online through […]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 12:27pm

Firesheep Firefox add-on lets you (easily) hi-jack Facebook, Twitter sessions on public WiFi networks

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Software, Technology Articles

Here’s a Firefox extension called Firesheep that lets you (easily) hijack Facebook, Twitter sessions of other people on public wifi networks. Protect yourself!! Read the article, be informed. Use the “HTTPS Everywhere” add-on from EFF to prevent your social networking identities from being comprimised. Special thanks to Eric Butler for exposing these facts through the […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 3:24pm

Happy 25th birthday, NES!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

Twenty-five years ago today, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) hit the shelves in the United States. Children of all ages have spent countless hours in front of their television sets, pounding those directional pads and red A/B buttons until their thumbs bled. The gaming console is nothing short of an icon for its generation, inspiring […]

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 logicalnetworking.net 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 […]

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