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Whats in your Feed Reader?

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 4:18 pm on Friday, November 14, 2008

Hey, today I’m asking the question as to whats in your feed reader. I mostly ask this question because I’m interested in what other people are reading and writing.  Here is a list and commentary of the Linux and tech related feeds that are in my feed reader. I invite you to add your feed to my list, and perhaps walk away with some feeds that you were not aware of. This is not a comprehensive list, I’ve only added the ones that have been updated recently and those that I have commentary about.

The Linux Blog
URL: http://www.thelinuxblog.com
Feed URL: http://www.thelinuxblog.com/feed
Description:
Well, who doesn’t subscribe to their own blog? I mean I have to have some one reading my blog right? Seriously though, I’d appreciate it if you subscribed to my RSS feed and occasionally left comments!

Freshmeat.net Announcements (Global)
URL: http://www.freshmeat.net
Feed URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/freshmeat/feeds/fm-releases-global
Description:
For those who don’t know about freshmeat:
“Have you been living under your desk?”
This is a decent feed it provides information about software that has been updated. I use it to get notified when there are updates and to find new projects.

Technorati Linux Related
URL: http://www.technorati.com
Feed URL:  http://feeds.technorati.com/search/Linux?authority=a4&language=en
Description:
This is a very basic feed that grabs blog posts from Technorati. I don’t have this one set to notify me because I’d never have time to work. I just check it from time to time and see whats going on.

Linux Journal
URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com
Feed URL:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/linuxjournalcom
Description:
Any one who’s picked up a magazine knows about The Linux Journal, but may know know that they should subscribe to their RSS feed. I like the magazine and their feed is great too. They post a decent amount of news, reviews and informational content so its worth signing up. Hopefully one day they’ll send me some promotional material or something for being so loyal.

Red Hat Magazine
URL: http://www.redhatmagazine.com
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RedHatMagazine
Description:
Red Hat Magazine, what more is there to say? Its a magazine about Red Hat related technologies. They have great content and a great editorial team. They don’t just post on Red Hat topics either so give it a subscription if you want something different.

Free Software Foundation – FSF Blogs
URL: http://www.fsf.org
Feed URL: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/RSS
Description:
FSF enough said right? Well, not exactly. I love the FSF and all they do so I subscribed to their blog. Perhaps I should subscribe to more of their feeds since they do such a good job.

Ubuntu Geek
URL: http://www.ubuntugeek.com
Feed URL: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/feed
Description:
Although I’m not the worlds largest Ubuntu fan (I probably fall in-between, but no where near UbuntuHater) I still like to keep up with whats going on in the Ubuntu world. Since a lot of what applies to one Linux distribution applies to another, this is a good one.

Debian Package of the Day
URL: http://debian.net
Feed URL: http://debaday.debian.net/feed/atom/
Description:
Debian has the most packages available (I think). So I subscribed to their feed thinking, cool a piece of software a day. Cool right? Well sort of. The title of the feed is some what misleading because I do not get a package of the day every day. Perhaps one a week. But still one a week is better than none a week right?

Mark Shuttle Worth
URL: http://www.markshuttleworth.com
Feed URL: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/feed
Description:
Here Be Dragons! Most know as the founder of Ubuntu, but also well accomplished in the cryptography field (read Thawte) First African in space. Always very interesting content. Respect!

Linus’ Blog
URL: http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/
Feed URL: http://torvalds-family.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Description:
Who has that T-Shirt:
“Linus is My Homeboy?”
Yea, me neither but I do subscribe to his feed just because I can. Although I feel some what voyeuristic since it is some what personal. I think its very intriguing, while others call it stalking.

TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL
URL: http://www.junauza.com/
Feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SimplyJun
Description:
I didn’t even know where Bohol was before subscribing to this feed. Subscribing to this feed will give you articles about Linux and other technical topics. But I still don’t know where Bohol is. (just kidding I googled it)

Ian Skerrett
URL: http://eclipse.org | http://ianskerrett.wordpress.com
Feed URL: http://ianskerrett.wordpress.com/feed/
Description:
Follower on Twitter Ian Skerrett is the director of something or other really important with the Eclipse foundation. (Marketing) I read his blog from his Twitter link and decided that it would be a useful feed to add to my reader.

Tips4Linux.com
URL: http://tips4linux.com
Feed URL: http://tips4linux.com/feed/
Description:
Website that lists a bunch of tips for Linux. Some more useful then others, and some if you are an experienced Linux user perhaps will seem like common knowledge. If you want tips and want them in your RSS feed reader, get them here!
Some Other Feeds

Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
URL: http://geekologie.com
Feed URL: http://www.geekologie.com/index.xml
Description:
I’m not sure who pays this guy but its humorous. Borderline safe for work and perhaps the biggest time waster I have in Akregator.

Life Hacker – Excerpts
URL: http://you-better-be.able.to.figure-this-one-out.co.us
Feed URL: http://feeds.gawker.com/lifehacker/excerpts.xml
Description:
Life hacker, hack your life? No not exactly. Tips on how you can improve your life. Topics range from genius to dumb to common knowledge. (such as how to wrap your cords up, which we all know cords are suppose to be plugged in and in a birds nest under your desk) This site is for those like me who want to be more productive and … wait never mind I’m just digging myself a bigger grave. Seriously though Lifehacker does have some good content. Just don’t read the comments.

Engadget
URL: http://engadget.com
Feed URL: http://feeds.engadget.com/weblogsinc/engadget
Description:
Keep up with the latest gadgets that you will never get. Thats pretty much how I view engadget. I like it, but I used to like it more. So I think of it as a legacy feed. Around just because I wouldn’t feel right deleting it.

In Closing
Feel free to suggest feeds to me I’ll more than likely add them. If you are not on the list and just have to be leave a comment. I may have you in my feed reader already. This also is not my whole list. If I had to write a description about every feed do you know how long I’d have been writing this?

Free Linux & Tech Related Books.

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 3:34 am on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic Hey there, this is Owen from TheLinuxBlog.com
Was just wondering, if any of you guys would be interested in some free books. I’ve got a ton of Linux and tech related books, I’m not ready to give them all up but here are two books I just got given. I want to read the VI/EX one and may keep it around. But I have another copy of the Perl one that’s in a little better shape, so the Perl one is definitely going. Leave a comment here or on twitter if your interested. You’ll have to pay shipping but it shouldn’t be expensive with media mail.

I’ve got a bunch of other books that I’d like to trade, sell or give away, but haven’t found a good “books” module for WordPress yet. Does any one else have books they no longer want or need? Would you guys be interested in trading or getting free books if you pay shipping? If there is interest, I’ll start a forum. I have access to a ton of non tech related books, but I’d rather keep it to a topic that I know. I’ll be posting more free books in the future so follow me on twitter and sign up for the RSS feed.

Upgrading Slackware to Current

Filed under: Linux Video Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:09 am on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hey there everyone!

I actually made this Linux video tutorial on how to upgrade Slackware to Current quite some time ago but forgot to post it. The sound quality of this video is not the best, so I’d adjust the volume if I were you.

Anyhow, here is the video:


on a side not there are more Linux Video Tutorials to come!

Owen, Is Back!

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 9:13 pm on Friday, May 2, 2008

Hey there,

just a quick note today to let everyone know that I have been gone for about two weeks. Just so happens that I got married, went on a honeymoon and moved.

While I was gone I had asked Kaleb to fill in for me and I would like to take this time to thank him for doing so. Also, I’d like to thank all of my readers and those who’ve helped make The Linux Blog what it is today. I always appreciate your input and hope that you continue to read and participate.

I have some rather cool (at least I think so) updates that I would like to apply to the site pretty soon. I also have some blogging to do about my new Nikon digital camera. Maybe I’ll post some pictures too.