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    Note: Linux Magazine has changed their URLs for my articles a few times, so links may be broken. If you find a bad link, please let me know so I can fix it (again). Thank you.

    Also, the formatting on my (admittedly old) articles is borked. The articles are still readable, but they aren’t presented as well as they could be.

    Regular Columns

    Manage Your Photos with Kflickr
    Linux Magazine (February 2008): 8-9
    “Kflickr is the best app available on any operating system for uploading photographs to Flickr. Linux apps to the rescue!”

    Sweeten your Vim with Cream
    Linux Magazine (December 2007): 12-13
    “Cream is useful not just for text editor newbies, but for old hands as well.”

    Cool APT Repositories
    Linux Magazine (November 2007): 8, 10-11
    “The sources-list that comes with your distro is probably fine for most people, but if you're more adventurous, you need to add other repositories to your sources.list.”

    Music on the Command-Line
    Linux Magazine (September 2007): 10
    “If you don't need a GUI, and you want the ultimate in speed and stability, then you need a music player built for the command-line.”

    Comprehensive Desktop Backup
    Linux Magazine (August 2007): 14
    “Hardware and software needed for a comprehensive backup of all of my music, movies, data, and more.”

    Open Anywhere!
    Linux Magazine (July 2007): 10
    “Carry your web browser, email program, and office suite anywhere with PortableApps.”

    In the Cockpit of JetS3t
    Linux Magazine (June 2007): 10
    “Use Cockpit and Synchronize to back up your data onto Amazon's S3.”

    The Best Web Page Editor, Ever
    Linux Magazine (May 2007): 10
    “A look at the awesome features found in Quanta+.”

    Write a Screenplay with Celtx
    Linux Magazine (March 2007): 8
    “Every budding screenwriter should check out Celtx, designed for writing scripts.”

    SSH, SFTP, and VNC with UniTTY
    Linux Magazine (February 2007): 10
    “A better way to SSH. And SFTP. And VNC!”

    Author XML with XXE
    Linux Magazine (December 2006): xx
    “Explore a powerful XML editor that runs natively on Linux.”

    Keeping Up with Gregarius
    Linux Magazine (November 2006): 10
    “Gregarius, the best Web-based, open source RSS feed reader.”

    Pretty Fonts Are Possible
    Linux Magazine (October 2006): 10
    “Make your fonts go pop!”

    See Jungle! Go Ape Crazy!
    Linux Magazine (September 2006): xx
    “Fast! Cheap! Easy! Store files online with Jungle Disk.”

    Collaborate With Gobby
    Linux Magazine (August 2006): 10
    “Work together on documents over a network with Gobby.”

    View Comics with Comix
    Linux Magazine (July 2006): 12
    “Pow! Bam! Keraanng! If you’re a Linux- and comic book-lovin’ nerd, check out Comix, a GNOME application that makes reading digital editions of comic books on your Linux box fun and easy.”

    An Easier Way to Set ACLs
    Linux Magazine (June 2006): 10
    “To grant specific rights to more than one user, you need access control lists, or ACLs, and Eiciel is a graphical ACL editor.”

    A Very SoundConverter
    Linux Magazine (May 2006): 10
    “Listen up! Need to convert MP3 to OGG, FLAC to MP3, WAV to FLAC, and more? Try the aptly-named SoundConverter.”

    Fight File System Bloat with Baobab
    Linux Magazine (March 2006): 12
    “Baobab is a nice graphical tool that represents disk space usage.”

    Map Your Mind With FreeMind
    Linux Magazine (February 2006): 12
    “Flock is a new browser based on Firefox that incorporates all of the cool social software that’s appeared over the last few years.”

    Flock: Firefox with integrated social software
    Linux Magazine (January 2006): 14
    “Flock to a fascinating new browser.”

    Family Trees with GRAMPS
    Linux Magazine (December 2005): 10
    “Who’s in your family tree? GRAMPS, a great piece of Linux software—and a model web site—can help you discover who you are.”

    Linux Magazine (November 2005): 8
    “Project planning Penguinistas should take a look at GanttProject.”

    Image Management with F-Spot
    Linux Magazine (October 2005): 12
    “F-spot isn’t a bad program—it’s just young.”

    ClamAV: Anti-Virus for Linux
    Linux Magazine (September 2005): 16
    “If you want to protect your Linux server or desktop from viruses, give ClamAV a look.”

    Hide in Plain Sight
    Linux Magazine (July 2005): 10
    “Hide messages with simple steganography tools.”

    klik: True Click-and-Run Software
    Linux Magazine (June 2005): 12
    “Install software safely and easily… with just one klik!”

    Azureus: A Better Way to BitTorrent
    Linux Magazine (April 2005): 16
    “Azureus is the way to go online if you’re searching for torrents.”

    Create Web Pages with Nvu
    Linux Magazine (15 March 2005)
    “The Nvu web authoring system promises a lot, but falls short.”

    Say Hello to Skype
    Linux Magazine (February 2005)
    “Make free (or really, really cheap) phone calls over the Internet.”

    Exposé for Linux
    Linux Magazine (January 2005): 16
    “Instantly see a small screenshot of every open window.”

    Rip, Convert, Listen: The Sequel
    Linux Magazine (December 2004): 16
    “A further look at KRename and EastTAG.”

    Rip, Convert, Listen
    Linux Magazine (November 2004): 22
    “If you don’t know how to convert CDs into audio files on Linux, this column is for you.”

    Konserve: Backup Made Easy
    Linux Magazine (October 2004): 22
    “Make backups so easy, so automatic, that you’ll probably forget all about it.”

    Helix Player & RealPlayer
    Linux Magazine (September 2004): 22
    “Real’s open source code has actually turned into a nice piece of software.”


    Review: Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year
    Linux Magazine (January 2008): 10-11, 50-53
    “Scott Granneman referees a technological cage match between Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).”

    Vista Outsmarts Linux Linux Magazine (April 2007): 28-31, 52
    “Here are ten features that make Vista better than Linux.”

    Ubuntu Linux
    Linux Magazine (February 2007): 32-35
    “In two short years, Ubuntu has quickly become the Linux distribution to beat.”
    [URL available soon]

    A Very Apropos apt
    Linux Magazine (October 2003): 24-28
    “If you use an RPM-based Linux distribution, you’ve probably had to deal with dependencies … There has to be a better way to upgrade Linux software! And there is: it’s called apt.”

    Unpublished Articles

    Libranet 2.8.1 Review
    A review I wrote for Linux Magazine in March 2004.

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