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BOSI Beginners Series – An Intro

Some people may know that I help run the Barre open Systems Institute in Barre Vermont, Some of you may have even been to our Manic Monday Meetings that we lovingly dubbed the “BOSI Adult Swim” Meetings. and anyone having actually been to one of these meetings may have realized how nice i am being …

Hot new artist hits the streets of Vermont

Eva Jane      Look out Vermont, a new Photographer has hit your streets!      Having grown up throughout Central Vermont, her art shows a keen appreciation of the amazing landscapes, and hidden treasures that we all know Vermont has to offer.      Having hiked the hills with Eva, and having witnessed her in action, …

Posted in remembrance of a great friend of mine. *from the Times Argus*

Chester Arthur Briggs Jr. Obituary EAST CALAIS Ã‚- Chester Arthur Briggs, Jr. passed away at his home in East Calais, Vermont, on January 2, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife, his son, his nephew and his dog.He passed gracefully, in the manner of his choosing and cradled by love. The dignity of his departure matched the dignity of the …

Barre Open Systems Institute (BOSI), Libraries, Civic Halls, and Hackerspaces

[I know I’m long-winded. Deal with it. 😉 But bookmark / explore the links included.]​Hi,​ I was trying to hoe a middle row last night. One which, not being a resident of Barre, I have little right to hoe, but that’s never stopped me before.  I’m more comfy at the keyboard and hope this will …

How to get the PlayOnLinux Capture Plugin working on Ubuntu 14.04

First add the ffmpeg repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg sudo apt-get update then install the following programs sudo apt-get install lame vorbis-tools faac ffmpeg ffmpeg2theora libimage-exiftool-perl oggz-tools oggvideotools mkvtoolnix transcode gpac mplayer recordmydesktop You should be good to go

Installing “The Elder Scrolls Online” via wine on ubuntu 13.10 x64

Being a huge fan of the elder scrolls series I want to show everyone who uses Linux how simple it is to install the elder scrolls online via wine… There are two big issues. You may receive a “Certificate Authentication Failed” error when starting the launcher.. To fix this open a terminal and sudo bashcd …

Hackintosh Experiences

For anyone who follows my blog you should know by now that I am mainly a Linux user.  Sticking with mainly with Debian or Debian-based OSes. You may be surprised to find out that I have given using OSX a try. Let me point out one thing that every one trying to build a Hackintosh …

VisualBash

Anyone who has done any work with bash can understand the power that this simple scripting language has. They also know as you keep building just how unmanageable it can get,  Here is a solution Developed by Paul Flint, of the Barre Open Systems Institute. This is the template as it stands Sunday, November 25 …

Reflections on programming progression – Part 1

What follows is a look at experiences and progression in programming both in context and style. When I was a child, I walked as a child, and talked as a child. Looking back at my first program, it seems rather utilitarian, it had a simplicity, yet it was also blind and had no care to …