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Alexandra gets LG in the paper!

Kat Tanaka Okopnik [kat at linuxgazette.net]

Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:57:27 -0700

13 1/2 column-inches, a 6x8" photo, and 1" headline smack on page 3 of the Saturday Local and State section of the Charleston, South Carolina _Post and Courier_ .

They came aboard on Friday, pleading a desire to get the story into the weekend paper instead of next Thursday as planned.


Kat Tanaka Okopnik
Linux Gazette Mailbag Editor

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Non-Linux: Punjabi hip-hop?

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Sat, 11 Jul 2009 10:57:04 -0500

Hi, all -

Last night, we went to a little Indian restaurant here in Charleston; the owner had put on some music that was lots of fun, a sort of an Indian hip-hop with a little Hinglish rap thrown in, a fast beat and very dancy. When I tried to ask him what it was, or who it was by, or even where I could get a CD, he told me that it was "just some Punjabi music" that he had put together on a tape, and he didn't seem willing to give up any more details (artist, style, etc.) I've done some cursory looking around on Youtube, and haven't found what I'm looking for, although here's some stuff that's similar:

# "Gaddi", by Jazzy Bains: kinda close, but a bit too repetitive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjkz4-Zwz2o

# "Mundian To Bach Ke", too rap-like, not enough singing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gef48exMfo

It doesn't seem to be Bhangra (although I may be wrong, all the Youtube hits for 'bhangra rap' or 'bhangra hip-hop' are turning up... well, I don't have the musical vocabulary to describe it, but not the right thing, anyway.) Any suggestions on what to look for? I know we have a lot of Indian readers, so I thought this might be a good place to ask.

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Where can you get a Lemote desktop computer?...

don warner saklad [don.saklad at gmail.com]

Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:08:40 -0400

Where can you get a Lemote desktop computer?...

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[non-linux] Please welcome...

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:48:49 -0500

...Alexandra Tomoe (巴) - the newest Okopnik. Born aboard S/V Ulysses at 12:17pm on 7/21/2009, she seems to have good lungs and a fine appetite - which is a good start in this boisterous family.


* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *

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I came across this to today

Kapil Hari Paranjape [kapil at imsc.res.in]

Thu, 2 Jul 2009 13:12:27 +0530


On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Steve Brown wrote:
> > http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/commandline-101-man-pages
> > 
> > It's a video about using man to read man-pages.
> I agree that this particular episode does take the cake!

It goes on ... a video about reading text with pagers like "more" and "less". (Since I did not actually look at the video --- w3m! --- I am not sure whether "most" was covered or not.)


Perhaps this is all part of an elaborate joke of some kind!

Kapil. --

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Published in Issue 165 of Linux Gazette, August 2009