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61. Kano Computer Kit - Great for Kids
Last week I received our Kano Computer Kit, the "computer anyone can make". I have not backed very many Kickstarter projects and I am just so happy that this one made it. The result is a fully-polished, professional quality computer kit... for kids. [image1] My daughter (10 years old, 5th ...

62. Vibram FiveFingers Settlement
The court documents, online claim form, and additional information are avaiable on the official settlement website: https://www.fivefingerssettlement.com/ It seems that a number of Vibram FiveFinger shoe fans have such strong opinions on class action lawsuits and the American legal system in general that they want nothing to do with this ...

63. A Real Thumb Drive
I was looking for a new flash drive aka thumb drive and found this wonderful item: Get one at Amazon for yourself, as a gag gift, or even a stocking stuffer...

64. Planet Explorers Game on Linux
A game called Planet Explorers just became available in Early Access style on Steam. It is available for PC Windows, Mac, and Linux. I am writing this as of version Alpha 0.82. This week, save 40% off Planet Explorers on Steam. http://store.steampowered.com/app/237870/ [image1] The graphics are beautiful: [image4] I had ...

65. Trail Running the Cataloochee in the Great Smoky ...
I recently had a chance to do some trail running in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After checking the maps near our rental cabin, the nearest trail I could find was the Cataloochee Divide Trail. I was able to get to the trailhead after about a 20 minute drive. ...

66. Melon Run 2014
The Melon Run on the 4th of July is a Gainesville tradition. My finish time for this 3 miler (not a 5k!) was 17:46 and I was able to win my age group and bring home a nice watermelon as an award. The Superman shirt is from the Under Armour ...

67. Gainesville Free Track Meet Series - Summer 2014
Update 7/2/2014: The information below has been up dated with the latest info provided and includes minor schedule changes for the July 3 meet The Gainesville, Florida track community is offering a series of Free Summer Track Meets at Fred Cone Park. I have attended the first two meets. It ...

68. Woops and Spammers
Woops! While trying to update some Geeklog plugins to help fight the Spammers (I am getting hundreds and hundreds of bogus user registrations per day), I broke parts of the site. I am normally more careful about making a backup immediately before starting an upgrade, but in this case, I ...

69. GATE River Run 15k 2014 - Race Report
My first GATE River Run 15k! Such a huge race event! Here I am with some of the Florida Track Club members after the race: photo by Alexi Pappas via Elizabeth Suda I am happy with my race, ran a nice PR of 59:50 for 15k (avg. 6:26 per mile), ...

70. Custom-Built Standing Workstation
I have been standing at work since 2011. In January I started my new job and quickly felt the impact of sitting all day... sore back, stiff knees and ankles, basically feeling crippled. Whereas my last job had an adjustable desk surface and all I needed to do was add ...

71. New job - iDigBio Data Integration Expert
In January I started my new position with the UF Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory (ACIS) to work on the national Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) project. This multi-institutional project is funded by the National Science Foundation to build a "National Resource for Digitization of Biological Collections" or as I ...

72. Five Points of Life Marathon 2014 - Race ...
I finished my second marathon! I crossed the finish line with a chip time of 3:39:49. Photo by BB Action Photography This was my first Five Points of Life Marathon. My previous marathon was Jacksonville Bank Marathon which was a completely different bodily experience. Read *that* story if you want ...

73. Cat Meme your Console
When working on a team of system administrators it is important to teach the junior members an important lesson: DON'T LEAVE YOUR WORKSTATION UNLOCKED! Even though physical office areas are frequently reasonably secure, leaving a workstation unlocked does have the potential to expose sensitive information or worse... get one's Facebook ...

74. Ogre - Tabletop Boardgame of Tank Warfare
Ogre! Huge! Awesome! Allen helped to fund this project on Kickstarter and totally scored. Steve Jackson Games wanted to do a re-print of the Ogre boardgame originally created back in 1977. This sixth edition, the Designer's Edition, is a really great example of how to use Kickstarter. The project was ...

75. John Holmes 50k Trail Run 2013 - Race ...
I finished my first 50k race, The John Holmes 50k Trail Run. [image8] Photo via http://www.jimbodoh.com If it hadn't been pitch black prior to the 7 am race start, this is the sign that would have greeted me at the Tucker Hill Trailhead of the The Croom Tract at Withlacoochee ...

76. geeklog plugin updates for Geeklog 2.0
I have upgraded my blog here at http://thatlinuxbox.com to Geeklog 2.0. You may have noticed that I am still tweaking the layout and theme (yay for mobile-friendly). For compatibility reasons I upgraded to the latest version of the following plugins: CAPTCHA 3.4.1 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1109 SocialShare 1.2 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1053 Autotags 1.1.0 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1061

77. Interim Linux Team Lead
This week I was chosen to be the Interim Team Lead over the Linux Team in our little section of UFIT. Our existing team lead is heading off to greener pastures to do cloud stuff and to perform all kinds of SysAdmin wizardry at Rackspace. Martin Smith, we will miss ...

78. Fit2Run Twilight 10k Cross Country Challenge - Race ...
This was the second annual Cross Country (XC) race that Fit2Run Gainesville held at The Rock Trails property. The course was mostly well-groomed field grass and was soft due to all of the rains (but still very runnable). There were a few nice muddy sections thrown in just for fun. ...

79. 70-miles per week
I am training for a 50k race in October (the John Holmes Trail Run ). It will be my first Ultramarathon. I decided to go up in distance rather than taking another shot at the marathon. Perhaps I had some lingering doubts after my first and only marathon experience. In ...

80. thatlinuxbox.com upgrade in progress
Excuse the site layout, etc. I am in the progress of upgrading to Geeklog 2.0 and will be playing with themes and functionality.

81. Melon Run 2013 - Race Report
The Melon Run 3 mile race is held in Gainesville, FL on the 4th of July. I am a bit delinquent posting a race report. There isn't much to say, it was HOT and HUMID as usual. I handled the heat much better than last year, mostly by mental preparation ...

82. Upgrade Home Desktop Computer, Still Running Linux
I've been musing about getting a faster computer ever since Steam for Linux was released. As mentioned previously, TF2 (Team Fortress 2) was playable on my old computer... but I had to run at a reduced resolution. At about the same time, I was doing some intensive graphics editing in ...

83. Spring 2013 - Alachua County Friends of the ...
It's time again for the Alachua County Friends of the Library Spring book sale. I have not been reading nearly as much lately, mostly due to my running habit, but I do still like to go to the book sale just to browse. I only bought a few books this ...

84. Trail of Payne 10k 2013 - Race Report
Saturday was perfect for racing at the Lloyd Clarke Sports Trail of Payne 10k, held at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. It was a brisk morning, with temps in the 40s at race start and a nice fog rising off Lake Wauburg. Before the race, I felt good and ready ...

85. Steam and Team Fortress 2 on Linux
The Steam software distribution network and native games are finally available on Linux! I stopped gaming a few years back when my dual-booted install of Windows crapped out. I decided I wasn't going to re-install Microsoft Windows again. I started spending time doing a lot of things other than playing ...

86. Newnan's Lake 15k 2013 - Race Report
This year was my first time running the Newnan's Lake 15k organized by Lloyd Clarke Sports. The course is relatively flat (there are a number of long gradual inclines) but generally is known to be a good place to get a fast time! The weather is almost always cool like ...

87. My First Marathon - Jacksonville Bank 2012 Race ...
I finished my first marathon! Here I am crossing the finish line of the Jacksonville Bank Marathon with a chip time of 3:26:14. Photos copyright brightroom, Inc. I received a nice finisher medal and t-shirt. Some people may wonder about wearing minimalist shoes for 26.2 miles, but I have to ...

88. Turkey Trot 10k 2012 - Race Report
I'm still catching up on race reports... Lloyd Clarke Sports put on a great 2012 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 10k race here in Gainesville, Florida. The weather was perfect with temps in the 40s at start time. I slipped on my New Balance Minimus Zero MT00 trail shoes and took ...

89. Trackbacks and Pingbacks are now disabled
Sorry Spammers, I am tired of useless trackback and pingback traffic. I have decided to disable pingback and trackback here on my thatlinuxbox blog. Hopefully I can spend my time on better things than deleting spammer garbage.

90. Product Review - Altra Samson Minimalist Shoes
Earlier this year I received a pair of Samsons from Altra Zero Drop Footwear to review. I never managed to put together a formal review until now, although I did share my feedback in various places around the Net such as Barefoot Ted's Minimalist Runner Google Group, my twitter feed, ...



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