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Ripping CDs on GNU/Linux

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Someone handed me 4 of our music CDs and said, "How would you go about putting all these songs on one CD so that I can play them in my classroom?" I laughed and headed over to the computer. Since I was on Ubuntu 8.10 side of my computer, I decided to investigate what applications I could use. Of course, none immediately jumped out at me, so I went on the web and did a Google search on linux cd ripper. One of the items that came up--the first one actually--was Grip. You can find their web site online . Grip describes itself in this way: Grip is a cd-player and cd-ripper for the Gnome desktop [note that Kanotix uses KDE, but that Grip works in KDE GUI environment anyways]. It has the ripping capabilities of cdparanoia builtin, but can also use external rippers (such as cdda2wav). It also provides an automated frontend for MP3 (and other audio format) encoders, letting you take a disc and t…

Flickr RSS Feed

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Tom Barrett asked: Does anyone know how to create an RSS feed for an image search in Flickr? The answer is pretty straightforward... http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?tag=life Change the word in bold red to whatever tag you want. More info here.
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Ubuntu on Macbook Dual Boot

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Not my macbook...I have a white one. As I shared earlier today (via Twitter and this blog entry), I began my day loading UbuntuLinux on my Macbook. It was fun...sheesh, I've crossed over. Anyways, here are the steps I followed. I generally followed the steps online here, but found too much info in those steps. This is my streamlined version. I've kept the original instructions (bold black) but included my comments. 1. First, update MacOS X to the latest version using [WWW] Software Update and upgrade the [WWW] firmware to the latest version. I cleared up about 20 gigs on my 80 gig drive to make sure I had room enough. My past experience with ubuntulinux told me I wouldn't need more than 10 gigs, tops. 2. Use the [WWW] Boot Camp to partition the drive in two. When asked whether to create a driver disk, answer "no" and click on "reboot" at th…