HLUG writes "My Linux user group is putting on a one day conference introducing small businesses and end users to free and open source software (presentations planned include zimbra, openoffice, asterisk and of course Linux). While I am able to put together the conference — arrange presentations, the venue, registration, etc. — I'm at a loss of how to promote it effectively. The very people I'd like to reach are a couple of degrees removed from my normal networking ties. Has anyone else done something similar or does anyone have any tips?" Link to Original Source top
BlackNova writes "Stan Oleynick is auctioning off the opportunity to change his name to your company name and further guarantees that he will set a world record with his new name or he'll give you your money back. But wait, that's not all — he's also offering up a 10% equity stake in the internet project he's doing this to raise money for." Link to Original Source top
BlackNova writes "Apple Stores may soon start charging an entrance fee to keep out the iPhone gawkers and improve store security/safety. The $5 charged will be applicable against any purchases made — assuming you buy something. Really, they just want the 'right kind of people' coming into the store: "By 'right kind of people' I mean true Apple customers with money, willing to pay just to look at our newest wares,"says Vince Sciopiano, vice president for Apple's retail stores." top
BlackNova writes "As you may have heard before on Slashdot, Hans Reiser has a court case going on for the alleged murder of his estranged wife. Well, it ends up that his former friend and her boyfriend has allegedly just admitted to 8 unrelated murders. Thus complicating matters a little for the prosecution in the Reiser case." top
BlackNova writes ""Wished you could get all the April Fools' RFCs in one place?" asks rfc-humor.com. Peter Salus and Tom Limoncelli have teamed up to compile and annotate the complete set of April Fools RFCS. Excerpts from the book are available on the site — which include all the actual RFCs without commentary or other additional content." top
BlackNova writes "It's all about your feats and how experienced you are, apparently. This article at Dethroner gives sex advice from the perspective of an RPG player. Luckily, no advice on equipment or potions." top
Harwood writes "IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine). No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you'll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it's free and open source. Please, don't use any of these IEs to navigate!! Get Firefox."