The Wines of 2000

Way back in 2000, I really didn’t think Cooking with Linux would last as long as it did. In fact, when Marjorie Richardson (Linux Journal’s Editor in Chief at the time) originally asked me if I could do a regular column (after the success of the September 1999 column), I actually said, “Well, let me do it for six months and see how it goes.” It went rather well. Still, way back when, I didn’t suggest specific wines. I just sent my faithful waiter off to fetch the wine. Later, I started mentioning individual varietals and later, specific bottles I …

Revvin’ Up Your Linux Box! (Cooking with Linux)

By Marcel Gagné Nothing says high performance like a good race. Got Linux? Got a good accelerated video card as well? Then get yourself these great racing games, get behind the wheel, and drive! Repeat what you just told me, François. No! Don’t tell me that! Yes, François, I know I told you to repeat what you told me but I was sincerely hoping I was mistaken and that I had heard something entirely different. Something like, “Patron, I lost the key to the filing cabinet,” not “I lost the key to the wine cellar.” In my first restaurant job, …

Drop Dead Simple Web Photo Galleries

Today, I’m going to show you a great little application for easily generating a Web gallery of images that requires no server side coding. Just generate your gallery with a simple command, then upload to your Web site. Of course, coding a Web page is easy enough if you know even basic HTML, and you can create thumbnails with the tools in ImageMagick easily enough, but setting up that little web slide show can be a tad time consuming even if you know how to do all these things. There are also some great Web photo gallery packages out there, …