A few weeks ago, I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10 – Intrepid Ibex.Â One thing that I had problems with, and according to my searching many others did too, was playing flash videos like those on You Tube.Â It took me some time to resolve it, but the following two guides did the trick.Â Not only are they easy to follow, but they did solve my problems with both sound and flash video.
One thing I find when searching forums is that there is a lot of “try this” and “try that.”Â That approach can lead to more problems.Â It is real useful when the “try this” and “try that” threads get summarized into a tutorial that really works.
Yesterday, I did a rather painless upgrade of Linux on my PC from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.10.Â My PC is setup to dual boot, with the other OS being Windows XP Professional.Â I keep that around for Citrix, Quickbooks, and testing webpages on Internet Explorer and Opera.Â Â One of the last things to finish for this upgrade was to get Citrix working.
I use Citrix to work remotely for my employer.Â I was never able to get Citrix working in Ubuntu 7.10, although it worked just fine in Ubuntu 6.06.Â (Something about library incompatabilities.)Â As usual, I Googled for help.Â This time I found a great tutorial called Running Citrix ICA client on Linux – Ubuntu 8.10.Â Unlike many tutorials, this one was straight-forward, to the point, simple, and it worked!Â My thanks to Cary Brown.
Now for the big suprise.Â Running Citrix on Linux is twice as fast as it was for me on Windows XP!Â What a nice surprise.
I needed to create a simple Gantt Chart to communicate a high-level project plan and found this great little tutorial on YouTube.
This is a useful technique to remember. Often project management tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project are too heavy for communicating at a high level. Most of you stakeholder community needs an easy to understand picture of the project. Excel fits the bill for this.