Author Archives: mghicks

Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 2 – Web Dev Tools

Following Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 1 Sublime Text I’m a Sublime Text convert. Official docs are sparse, but there are great unofficial (community) docs for Sublime Text. It’s quite easy to install on Ubuntu/Kubuntu via webupd8. LiveReload Change a file in your project … Continue reading

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Linux Desktop Rebuild Checklist 1 – Base System

Install via Unetbootin (I’m using Kubuntu these days) Fix monitors (important to do before next step) Install synergy Add synergy to startup (see Connect to NAS Additional repositories Additional codecs, fonts, tools, etc. Install Chromium and extensions: Adblock Plus, … Continue reading

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This week’s (Xmas) music finds

It’s just about that time of year…

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This week’s music finds

Going to see whether I can jumpstart more blogging with posts about music I like found on sites like, FMA, Soundcloud, and so on…

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Raleigh Crabtree Greenway Walk

This is the flat side (north) of the Raleigh greenway trial I normally walk.  It’s about 2.8 miles and mostly shaded, with one sunny stretch. Takes me about 45 minutes for the round trip. You can still see the impressive … Continue reading

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Institutional Corruption

For the middle third, Lessig talks about the effect of tariffs and subsidies on US food systems… how corporate influence affects our food choices. (State College, PA, 28 Mar 2012: Penn State Richard B. Lippin Lectureship in Ethics. This refines … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Fight We’re In

London, UK, 24 Mar 2012, Keynote to Open Rights Group Conference. A mix of the old stuff ? broadband, spectrum, copyright ? with the new. Long. Some parts worth it.

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