Marcel’s Linux App of the Month : Workrave

Hey out there! You are working too hard! If that sounds like you, then read on . UnixReview has just published the latest of my “Marcel’s Linux App of the Month“. This month’s app is about a great little program designed to make sure you take breaks from time to time as your workday progresses. If you (or someone you know) is prone to backache, sore necks, headaches, or carpal tunnel syndrome as you toil at your keyboard, then you need to read about Workrave at the UnixReview.com Website.

Tuesday Night on Computer America

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, the 17th), I’ll be appearing live on the Computer America radio show and you can too! Details in the next paragraph . . . the show is Tuesday night, at 10:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM Pacific). The topic of Tuesday’s show is, wait for it . . . security in the Linux world. It should be a lot of fun. Of course, it might get ugly too. Security does tend to be a touchy subject for some people though I can’t understand why [ insert appropriate smiley here ]. Anyhow, aside from chatting on the radio, …

Big network changes coming up!

Yes, this is just a bit of administrivia, but I think you are all going to like it. As those of you who were there for Tuesday night’s chat already know, I am in the process of moving all of the domains and service that I use off site. Currently, the salmar.com, marcelgagne.com, and a few other domains that I support are all being served up from my home office. This has worked out well and it has given me physical access to my server for these past few years, access that has been invaluable in creating the various Websites, …

Marcel’s Linux Game of the Month : eboard

How about a nice game of chess? For some, that question will bring back memories of the 1983 movie, WarGames, starring a young Matthew Broderick and the amazing Dabney Coleman. Somehow, it seems that chess games and movies just go together. Don't believe me? Let me give you a few examples. Astronaut Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) plays HAL 9000, another artificial intelligence, in the 1968 classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey". Arthur C. Clarke, the author of "2001", once stated that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," a statement that brings to mind the fantastic game of Wizard chess …