Creating mail-enabled security groups

I recently had a customer that needed to create OUs and groups automatically. Some of these security groups needed to be mail-enabled. I was familiar with distribution groups, which were not an option in this case, so I had to discover a way to enable a security group through scripting. I used UMRA to create the group…


Making DVDs from JVC Everio MOD files using Ubuntu, WinFF, Avidemux, and DeVeDe

I purchased the JVC Everio hard disk camcorder with the intention of quickly copying the movie files from it and burning them to a DVD. Since I use Ubuntu and since the camera automatically detected as a USB hard drive, I did not install the supplied software, opting for open source applications instead. The JVC Everio is a nice little…


Ubuntu 9.10 – Karmic Koala on a Gateway Netbook

Netbooks are the in thing right now. They’re compact, lightweight, power conscious devices that are fun to use. You can bring a netbook on a trip with you and not worry about having to carry around a big expensive laptop. There are a lot of practical reasons why you would get a netbook, but most…


Creating a Linux Domain Controller to mimic Active Directory

At work I had to figure out how to get UMRA to work with a Linux domain controller for a demo of our SSRPM solution. We did not have a Linux domain set up, but I did have an extra Ubuntu VM. I found some instructions to set up OpenLDAP from this website, but it was written for Ubuntu 7.10,…


Creating a DVD with Ubuntu using OpenShot, DVDStyler, and InkScape

I began by testing LiVES, which is a powerful video editing system. It has features galore, but was a bit extravagant for a novice like myself. It was very fast and the developers are actively improving it every day. While browsing Reddit one day I noticed a link for VLMC. This is from the developers of…


The Lingerie Football League is Getting a Video Game

Lingerie Football

And you people thought video games were misogynistic. Boy, I bet you all must feel silly now, huh. Announced earlier this week, and straight from the “I have to laugh because otherwise I’m going to cry” news bag, game developer Yuke’s (known for the creation of such luminary titles as WWE 13 and Rumble Roses,…


Mass Effect Movie to be Based on the First Game, With the Script Already Written

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I’m waiting for the day when a video game movie comes out that does for our genre what Spiderman did for the comic book film world. Whilethankfully everyone’s favourite German boxer Uwe Boll seems to have gotten out of the video game film industry, there still hasn’t been a single good or even passable movie…


Borderlands 2′s “Girlfriend Mode” Sets Idiots Ablaze Online

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It’s and odd conundrum and one that I tend to stray away from. I know a lot of great female gamers, even ones that can completely kick my ass (aka Mrs Violence) but I’ve never once saw a female gamer and thought “oh, she probably sucks”. However, the “smrt” people at EuroGamer struck another blunder…


Last Pick Productions Begs to Differ in the Streets of Vancouver

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Another local group who have a long history of creating great games in this fair city of ours. Last Pick Productions is the new mind beast from Chris Worboys, Simon Roscoe, and Jeunessa Cheng. It seems as if they’re trying to make a statement right out of the gate. In a time where our consoles…