Joshua Bell
Last seen Nov. 8, 2016, 7:18 a.m.

Website: http://www.joshuapbell.com/
Location: Middle of a cornfield (really, no lie),

Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak coming to a PC near you soon.
May 17, 2016, 2:05 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Now that the dust has settled from the official release of Xenial Xerus(what is a xerus anyways? Does anyone know?), we get to look forward to the next release of Ubuntu, Yakety Yak (16.10). In case you don't know the 16.10 stands for the release date, 2016, month of October. Alpa 1 is expected to drop June 30th, a little ...


Move the Unity Launcher to the bottom...
April 21, 2016, 8:48 p.m. by Joshua Bell

One of the bigger features in 16.04 (in my opinion) but less obvious is the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. This makes the Unity Launcher feel a little more traditional and in my opinion a lot easier to cope with. (Honestly I have never been a huge fan of unity.) This can easily ...


Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has hit the market..
April 21, 2016, 5:03 p.m. by Joshua Bell

So Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has hit the market today, so I thought this would be a time to remind everyone their upgrade options. LTS is the version you should be on if you are running a production machine (ie: work device) and you count on it for day to day use and depend on reliability and don't ...


Using terminal to get weather updates...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Over at http://www.webupd8.org/ they have shown us how to get a 3-day weather forecast, moon phases and some other features. Using the terminal and curl. Essentially it boils down to making sure you have curl installed. sudo apt-get install curl And running a simple command line: sudo curl wttr.in If it complains about not being able to find your location ...


Visual Studio Code 1.0 is released...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Just wanted to get the notice out there that Visual Studio Code 1.0 is offically out and yes there is a Linux version.. So if you are interested now is the time to download it. It is in keeping of Microsoft's new strategy of being every where all at once. http://code.visualstudio.com/Download


Release Party!
April 9, 2016, 9:15 a.m. by Joshua Bell

It is a great pleasure, and excitement, and somewhat sad (to see this 2 week project somewhat come to and end) to announce that 2buntu.com has finally come to the Windows 10 Store. It is officially available on Desktop and Mobile devices. Be sure to pick it up today, and leave me some feedback.


Waiting... is the hardest part...
April 7, 2016, 7:44 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Tonight I am excited to announce that I have officially submitted the official Windows 10 App to the app store and with any luck at all it will be approved... But here we are waiting...


Bash on Windows 10
April 7, 2016, 7:39 p.m. by Joshua Bell

We usually cover Linux around here...but this is Ubuntu related news so now that Hell has officially frozen over with the release of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14316.rs1_release.160402-2217 (I didn't make that up) Ubuntu is officially on Windows (kind of). Why? I am not exactly sure but I thought I would go ahead and give it a whirl... ...


Coming to a Windows 10 Store Near you...
April 3, 2016, 8:04 p.m. by Joshua Bell

I call hypocrisy! Oh wait you too! Okay, okay just hear me out... Honestly, I delayed this post because I didn't want anyone to think it was a April Fool's joke... Lets face it...its not like it use to be... Microsoft and Canonical are now playing kiss face with each other... and Linux has made some serious in roads in ...


Smartphone-less?
Oct. 7, 2013, 7:36 p.m. by Joshua Bell

This is actually something I have been meaning to write for some time now but due to time restrictions and a new job (which has actually lead to inspiring this article) has kept me very busy over the last four weeks. About four weeks ago a bit of an experiment was forced upon me as I left one job to ...


Windows 8: Ten Reasons to Upgrade
Nov. 8, 2012, 7:31 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Windows 8 has been out for some 13 days, and despite spending my hard earned $39.99 on release day, I have yet to post any tips, tricks or reviews. Not a single mention, so let's make it happen. Being that I have used Windows 8 since the first public beta, I saw it grow from its infancy, and despite everyone ...


Automagically Clear The Clutter from Gmail (The easy way)
Oct. 29, 2012, 4:06 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Many people use G-mail as their main email service and G-mail is loaded with features. Some features more obvious than others, and recently I have explored around filters Basically a filter allows you to filter mail, based on certain criteria that you set, some examples might be certain keywords, a specific address, or even attachment types. While many of us ...


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I have 8 years (and counting) of working in IT: Working 6 years in a school environment as the Assistant Technology Coordinator, and most recently 2 year as an IT technician as a small technology firm, and most recently just finished my first year as the technology coordinator for our local school district. I have mousy recently begun training to become a GAFE (Google Apps for Education) ninja.

I have experience in:
-Networking, wired and wireless
-Computer repair
-laptop repair
-Linux OS
-Windows OS (desktop/mobile)
-Windows network administration
-Website design and maintenance (meh)
-iOS
-Mac OSX (software and hardware)
-and perhaps others that I am forgetting to mention

Pros:
My wife
My cat
Video Games
Baseball
Gadgets and Gizmos

Cons:
Unity (its growing on me)
Angry wives
hungry cats
cheap android devices
lack of money (still, at least the bills are paid now)

Yup that about sums it up.