Slashdotted! My faith in humanity questioned.

On Wednesday, October 27th, I discovered for the first time what happened to my Web server when it was hit by the Slashdot effect. The server stayed up and mail kept being processed, but everything was happening pretty darn slowly. The reason my server encountered the Slashdot effect is that on Tuesday, October 26th, Christian Einfeldt published a review of my book, “Moving to Linux : Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!, 2nd edition”. He titled the story “Fighting FUD With Humor”. Somebody posted the story to Slashdot and the Slashdot effect ensued. What’s most interesting about all this …

Logo Contest Winner

And the winner is . . . Lew Pitcher with his winning “LUG Nuts” entry! On Wednesday, October 19th, I met Lew for lunch and gave him his copy of the new second edition of “Moving to Linux : Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!”. To see the full sized winning logo, click the little logo icon at the top left of this paragraph. Lew’s logo will, from this day forward, adorn all pages related to the WFTL-LUG virtual Linux User Group. My sincere thanks to all of you who submitted logos for the effort you put into it …

A Call for Help episode list

Every once in a while, one of you asks me to tell them what happened on the Call for Help show, when it will air, and what the episode number is/was (presumably so you can program your TiVo). Well, I can’t seem to know when my Call for Help appearances happen, but I now have a list with that information. To view what shows I’ve been on, and what they were about, click here. If you want, you can bookmark that address because I will be updating it every time I do another show. You might also want to keep …

Two more Call for Help shows today

This morning (Friday, October 14th, 2005), I was in the G4TechTV studio taping two more episodes of Call for Help with Leo Laporte, Amber MacArthur, Sean Carruthers, Mike, Lazazzera, and all the gang. As usual, I had a great time which says a lot about the great people I get to work with up (down?) there. For those who are keeping track of such things, we taped episodes #280 and #289. The topic for the first episode was “Live Linux distros” where I explained what exists, what sets them apart, and what a new user might want to look at …