I have floated the following idea at my church and it has been well received. Seek donations of older computers, have the youth group refurbish them, sell them at a low price with user training and support to seniors. The money raised will go to the youth group. The systems would be optimized for email and web surfing. Naturally Linux would be the OS.
Is this a crazy idea? Has anyone done something similar? Are there resources available to help with this sort of thing?
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I decided to install fedora 10. I understand that my laptop is old
(bought in 2002). Fedora 8 had problems installing due to 256M of ram
but ran fine once I got it installed. I've since upgraded the memory
but fedora 10 can't play audio. Any music file I've tried lags
horribly. Is there any configuration I can modify to fix the problem?
Alternatively can the audio server be disabled?
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SolarWave Energy, a solar and renewable information technology firm, has a
need for a talented individual to assist us on a contract basis (initial
project and long term retainer) to set up and help maintain a set of
servers. A little workstation support may also be needed now and then.
The initial projects include:
1. Wrapping up a combined BackupPC/BACULA project
- set policies and procedures
- test restore
2. Establish a source code management system using Subversion with
appropriate clients/tools on workstations
- help develop policies, practices, and procedures
3. Help design and then build a 3-tier test to production source code flow
scheme using three servers (local, called "DEVELOPMENT", remote 1 called
"STAGE", and remote 2 called "PRODUCTION". DEVELOPMENT for testing
(playground), STAGE for "staging" to production (final test), and PRODUCTION
for release. Other than when in a staging mode, PRODUCTION and STAGE can be
switched into service as required should one or the other fail. Full
details of these requirements will be provided, of course.
Other help that will be needed in near future:
1. Assist company technology move to unified quarters (currently two
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CAMBRIDGE, MA). Somewhere "in-between" has not been selected yet.
2. Assist in developing a better authentication scheme for remote (embedded)
Linux data acquisition boxes.
Retainer for telephone consultation, problem-solving, system maintenance,
1. Thorough systems administration knowledge and experience with Linux
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automated processes. HTML nice to know.
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considerations in all designs and work.
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accomplished within a mutually-agreeable timeframe
5. Can execute a non-disclosure agreement to protect company information
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further project planning, etc.
Interested persons should contact
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On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Richard Klein wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Andy Stewart <andystewart(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> > Yes, indeed, there is. I sent email a day or so as a reminder, which I
> > hope made it out to the group.
> It made it to the group, but I thought it was one of those
> confidential emails that should only be read by the intended
> recipient, so I removed it from some people's mailboxes.
Ah, I *thought* I saw my hdd led make an unexpected flicker. Now it
all makes sense...
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Don't forget about the WLUG meeting!
J.R. Mauro will be our guest speaker (he was at the last meeting, too,
for those who might remember him). His talk will be on Source Code
Management. Please refer to the WLUG website for a more detailed
description of J.R.'s talk.
As a side topic, either after J.R.'s talk, or over pizza, I'll entertain
any discussion of why I shouldn't dump Kubuntu in favor of SuSE on my
laptop. The Hardy and Intrepid versions of Kubuntu are backward steps
in functionality compared to Gutsy (in my very limited experience). The
SuSE live CD works just fine. Don't reply to the email...repeat, don't
reply to the email...save the flame wars for Wednesday evening! :-)
See ya there!
Andy Stewart, Founder
Worcester Linux Users' Group (http://www.wlug.org)
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group (http://linux.meetup.com/393)
Amateur Radio: KB1OIQ
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Is it possible in Evolution (or another email client) to configure
messages to be deleted after a specified period without manual
intervention? I have a few folders set for mailing lists and shopping
offers, but the contents are irrelevant after a few days. I'd like to be
able to set up each folder to delete messages older than seven days, for