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Brian Aldridge

I am a software developer and podcaster. Catch me weekly on Infection - The Survival Podcast at https://infectionpodcast.com

Updating Applications in Windows

It has always been a pain in Windows to know what programs are out of date. A few applications will now update through the Microsoft Update system, however, there are many that do not. A majority of the programs do not have an internal updating system either. Over the years I have seen software updaters come and go. There are …

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Ribbon Hero 2

Back in February I wrote about a program from Microsoft called “Ribbon Hero”. I noticed a few weeks ago that they released Ribbon Hero 2 and it seemed to be a lot different than their original release. Microsoft has turned the program into a much more entertaining game and less of a training exercise. Your job is to help “Clippy”, …

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DD-WRT–Linux based router firmware

I figured I would “nerd out” a little for this article and talk about a program that can unlock the capabilities of your home router. The program is named DD-WRT. It is a Linux based OpenSource firmware that can be put on quite a few WLAN routers and embedded systems. It has a graphical user interface much like what your …

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i48 Boise Film Festival 2010

I thought it would be fun to put a video up that Laura and I made along with some friend of ours. Here is the film we scripted, shot and edited in just 48 hours for the i48 film festival in Boise. We were required to incorporate the following: – Angel figurine – Character Casper Marshall, Attorney – Phrase “It’s …

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LibreOffice

I wanted to bring up a new program you might see popping up here in the next few months. It is very similar to OpenOffice and it is called “LibreOffice”. This new program is a fork of OpenOffice and is also compatible with all the other major office suites you may be comfortable with. One reason it has been so …

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Installing Linux Guide

After giving a presentation on installing Linux there was interest in a follow up guide so people could attempt a Linux install for themselves. There are a number of different flavors of Linux to choose from, so, I will go over some of the differences between these versions. Depending on how old your computer is you may want to consider …

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