We may keep our finger in Ubuntu, but we are slowly migrating away from it. Ubuntu seems to have no clue or they just do not care what the real linux community wants. Can not blame them for making a buck, but they should not step on the people who got them there. Seems that Mr. Shuttleworth is only listening to his brown nosers.

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Updated the Insignia Infocast to the latest firmware from Chumby. Also set up a gnump3d server to stream to the unit. You now get a limited browswer with an on-line keyboard.

Get more info at:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-touchpad-part-II/

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McGuyver Monitor:

More information at:
http://www.instructables.com/id/McGuyver-monitor/

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Found that the hard drive I wanted to use was not large enough for a an MSWindows 8 install. That project will be delayed. Which means the MSWindows compatibility via linux will be delayed again.

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Formatting:

Thumb drive for Ext3
$ sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1

A hard drive for ext3 partition
$ sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1

You might have to change ownership and or rights to the unit.
sudo chown -R username:username /media/unitname
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/unitname

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fdisk /dev/sda
Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 128 MB, 128974848 bytes
4 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 248 * 512 = 126976 bytes

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

Command: n  “Create new partition!”
p           “Create primary partition!”
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder: (enter for default)
Last cylinder:  (enter for default)
Command: t
Hex code (type L to list codes): b
Command: “Make partition #1 active!”
Partition number (1-4): 1
Command: p

Disk /dev/sda: 128 MB, 128974848 bytes
4 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 248 * 512 = 126976 bytes

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        1015      125829    b  FAT32

Command: w  “Write table to disk and exit!”

Format the USB drive with a FAT filesystem.

mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sda1  “It will work with FAT32″

That is all there is to it, really…

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Setup your own twitter like site with status.net:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Statusnet-the-Twitter-clone-setup/

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Setup you own cloud desktop. Perfect for touchpads!:
http://www.instructables.com/id/eyeOS/

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Little project started to use a jet direct for home automation.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hp-Jetdirect-home-automation-device/

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Corn cakes:

Good day!

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