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

Free Weather? Who doesn't love free?
Sept. 5, 2012, 8:26 p.m. by Joshua Bell

If you are a http://www.wunderground.com fan (who isn't, if your not you should be) you can get a 1-year free trial by using the following code: NEH55 <br/> <br/>All you have to do is create a new account, when it asks you how you want to pay, you just use the code in the "Redeem" box. <br/> <br/>Also they have ...


Slidewall: Live Wallpaper the Easy Way on Ubuntu
Aug. 18, 2012, 9:44 a.m. by Joshua Bell

If you are looking for an easy way to change a variety of wallpapers automagically, or add a beautiful clock to your desktop then this is the utility for you. <br/> <br/>Slidewall is a very easy app to install and fairly feature full, even though it requires some command line work, so lets dig in. <br/> <br/>First thing you are ...


Outlook.com, Nice, but ultimately disappointing
Aug. 9, 2012, 3:45 p.m. by Joshua Bell

So I keep hearing people rave about the new replacement for hotmail.com, in the way of outlook.com, so I thought lets give it a shot. <br/> <br/>The first thing I noticed is how much faster it was then Google's gmail. honestly It isn't a bad effort for Microsoft to try and get back into the email game (which it lead ...


2buntu.com Hall Of Fame???
May 1, 2012, 8:16 a.m. by Joshua Bell

I have been throwing the idea around for a while to highlight some of our best articles, and possibly some of our not so great articles (think wall of shame). So, this is a call to our readers. We want your nominations for our best, most helful, insightful, or just plain funny articles that we have posted over the last ...


VLC gets 2.0 release.
Feb. 21, 2012, 9:52 a.m. by Joshua Bell

VLC 2.0, everyone's favorite multimedia player finally released and gets an major and beautiful user interface on Mac OS X, but remains ugly on Windows and Linux. It also features a host of other new, and improved features,definitelyworth the look if you are looking for a very usable andversatilemedia player. More information can be found<a title="VLC" href="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/">here</a>.


iOS 5 jailbreak now possible on Ubuntu?
Jan. 24, 2012, 3:04 p.m. by Joshua Bell

This is something I can not condone or advise, nor will I take responsibility if you break your idevice but <a href="http://www.idownloadblog.com">idownloadblog.com</a> shows how you can jailbreak your iOS device using Ubuntu, which as far as I know this is the first time it has been possible (you can correct me if I am wrong). You can take a look ...


Is Ubuntu trying to kill the "year of Linux on the desktop"?
Jan. 24, 2012, 2:49 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Canonical announces that they will be replacing the menu with a "HUD" or heads up display. What this means is a user will no long have access to menus and your menu option will be accessed by typing the various commands. What does this mean to me and probably every other user out there? Well at first thought it means ...


Open source tv set? Canonical announces Ubuntu TV at CES 2011!
Jan. 9, 2012, 4:43 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Get the scoop over at <a href="http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/01/ubuntu-tv-unveiled-at-ces/">OMG! Ubuntu!</a>


RIP Steve Jobs
Oct. 5, 2011, 6:11 p.m. by Joshua Bell

<a href="http://www.2buntu.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/20111005-192107.jpg">[image:20111005-192107.jpg]</a><br /><br />A true visionary and technologist is reported to have passes away according to Apple Inc. I know we try to focus on Ubuntu and Linux here, but we have to keep in mind that he brought personal computing to the masses along with a handful of other people, and shaped the landscape of technology as we know ...


Pandora Gets HTML5 Friendly and Removes Listening Cap
Sept. 21, 2011, 4:06 p.m. by Joshua Bell

If you live under a rock, you might not have heard, but for the last several months our favorite music serving internet radio station has been working on a HTML5 friendly interface. If you have read any of our post, you will know that we like to jam to our favorite songs while writing various posts, but hate to deal ...


Google+ now available for everyone.
Sept. 20, 2011, 1:45 p.m. by Joshua Bell

The title of this post pretty much says it all so if you have been waiting for an invite to satisfy your curiosity wait no longer. Head on over to <a href="plus.google.com">plus.google.com</a> and sign up for your own google plus account. (requires a free google account) Will we see the death of Facebook soon? Let me know what you think ...


LibreOffice gets fancy with templates and extensions.
Sept. 13, 2011, 8:14 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Today I came across two links that I thought might be of some interest to our readers. Extensions. They allow you to add functionality to LibreOffice that isn't provided by default. <em><strong><a href="http://extensions-test.libreoffice.org/" target="_blank">http://extensions-test.libreoffice.org/</a></strong></em> Not sure what the benefit is there yet as I have never been a big fan of extensions in any application. No not even Firefox or ...


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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.