Web Design

So over the past few months I’ve been working on a website for someone. The website’s going to be used sort of as a utility website for employees at car dealerships around Michigan.

I haven’t mentioned a lot about it, because it’s not quite ready yet, and it’s a bit secretive at this point.

However, it is coming along pretty well at this point. The user interface is done (for the most part), and a new site design is being made by someone that is very good at making site designs. All that has to happen is a calculation has to be transferred from one language into the language that the site is in.

Sometime in the near future I could use some help from (preferably) people that I know to beta test the user interface.

If you’re interested in trying to break my site, feel free to contact me via email at this email address

Jon Howe


Once again, it’s early, and I’m up.

This time I’m going to Lansing with the family to see my Grandparents on my Mom’s side.

The MP3 Player’s ready to go for the car ride, now I just have to stay awake at the restaraunt.

More later,
Jon Howe

Great weekend so far

This weekend has been pretty productive for me.

So far I’ve done two things that have been daunting for me to complete in the past:

1. Install Nvidia Driver for linux
2. Get TwinView (dual monitor as one display) support working as well.

Now all that I have to do is find a way to let the cord for the second monitor stretch to my computer from my desk.

I have to get up at 8 tomorrow, so I need to get to bed.

Jon Howe

New Toy

So a few days ago my motherboard died, which stunk. Fortunately I have a laptop where I can do schoolwork, but that still doesn’t mean that I didn’t need to get a replacement motherboard.

So I went to Newegg.com and bought a decent Asus one.

I’m using Debian GNU/Linux as my primary operating system, and before installing the new motherboard I was Sure (just like in Windows) that I’d have to reinstall the operating system in order for it to load.

I was wrong. Debian detected almost all of the hardware changes, and applied the changes for the first login after the motherboard installation.

The only problem was that I don’t have serial device support…. I don’t think.

The thing is, I don’t have any sda* devices in /dev. If you know anything about Linux, you know that these are needed to mount flash drives, usb hard drives, and the like.

Oh well, I’ll go forum surfing, and hopefully find an answer.

Jon Howe

All Hope Is Lost!! / News

Gmail is down! What am I to do. I’m lost.

Other than that…

It’s really early, and I’m up, thanks to the fact that I went to bed, well, really early. I have a speech due on Thursday at 5:45 PM that I have to get done. My goal is to knock most of that out today.

I’ve been using this free open source email server that is really nice called Hula-Project. Novell Helped out the Hula-project by releasing a ton of it’s source code for the projects use. While the project isn’t in a full release state yet, the beginnings of it (which I have been running with no problem for months) have been working fine.

Anyways, I need to get cracking on this speech.

Jon Howe


Okay, so I decided that doing a “command of the day” every Monday is a little bit boring. I’ll find some commands every once in a while that I find interesting.

About the Podcast:
Everything is set to start recording except one thing. We don’t have a time that we can get together. So, we are still interested in doing it, it’s just a little hard right now.

More Later,
Jon Howe

Command of the week #4

This week’s command is: uname

This command is used to list out miscellaneous information about your system.
The syntax is as follows: uname [OPTION]...

I usually use this to find out exactly what kernel release I’m using. (no, I’m not geeky enough to memorize each kernel that I use)

Here’s the usage (taken from the console with modification):

-a, --all print all information, in the following order:
-s, --kernel-name print the kernel name (for me this prints Linux)
-n, --nodename print the hostname of your computer
-r, --kernel-release print the kernel release number
-v, --kernel-version print the kernel version
-m, --machine print the machine hardware name (for me this prints i686)
-o, --operating-system print the operating system
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit

Beleve me, there will be times where you’ll want to find out what kernel you’re using. This is how.

More later,
Jon Howe