Our Vic Shuttee has been a busy guy. Every week, he’s brought you the very best of comedy on his show, Hail Satire! In addition to that, he’s been interviewing famous comedians and actors like Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Robert Wuhl (HBO’s Arli$$), and Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Red State) just to name a few.
Check out his YouTube page to hear his interviews (as well as original comedy), and be sure to listen to Hail Satire Sundays at 9pm on Coog Radio!
Blaffer Art Museum Free Press Summer Fest Giveaway
Blaffer Art Museum is offering someone the opportunity to attend Free Press Summer Fest with 2 weekend passes to the festival for free simply by liking Blaffer Art Museum on Facebook.
Anyone who likes the page during roughly a two-week period (beginning Monday, May 13th-Friday the 24th) will be entered into a drawing and the winner will be announced on Friday at 5 pm. There are no restrictions on who can participate.
Blaffer Art Museum Facebook page:
PBS posted a mini-documentary about 3-D printing and it’s potential impact on the world. Very interesting and SOMEBODY BUY ME A 3D PRINTER PLEASE
Ubuntu: How to automatically connect to your VPN on startup.
After my recent switch back to Ubuntu, I found myself with a problem. My internet connection connect automatically, but my VPN doesn’t. Even when the “connect automatically” option is checked in the settings of the VPN, it still did not connect. While manually connecting to my VPN isn’t a huge problem, I’m really lazy.
With the help of a code sample from TheSingularity.pl, I was able to get a bash script to automatically run when the specified internet connection connects.
- Go to their page, grab the code and paste it into gedit. Be sure to replace the indicated parts with the names and addresses of your various connections.
- Save the new shell script in /etc/network/if-up.d. This folder contains all scripts that will run when an internet connection is up. The script’s name does not matter.
- Go to terminal and “chmod +x /etc/network/if-up.d/NAMEOFSCRIPT”. This makes the new script executable.
- Reconnect in the network manager. It should, at the very least, attempt to connect to the VPN.
When I got to this point, however, I received an error that said:
“Error: Connection activation failed: no valid VPN secrets.”
More Google-fu led me to this page on UbuntuGeek.com, which outlines a way to solve this error message. Go to /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/YOUR-VPN-CONNECTION-NAME and open in gedit. There, you simply change:
and then add below it:
… where, of course, you put in your VPN password. After that, it’s working fine. Special thanks to all those sites for helping me out, and I hope this helped you out too!
WHEN FANDOMS COLLIDE!!
*ha ha* I couldn’t help myself. I imagine Benson is Tom Servo’s biggest fan or something.
(I own neither. “Regular Show” is owned by Cartoon Network and J.G. Quintel, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is a Best Brains Production and created by Joel Hodgson.)
I don’t much care for Regular Show (can’t hold a candle to Adventure Time) but this is fun.
Pitchfork is reporting that The Postal Service, comprised of Death Cab For Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello from Dntel, are FINALLY getting back together to perform at Coachella. Sub Pop is also putting out a 10th Anniversary special edition of their landmark (and only) record Give Up. Despite this, Gibbard stil insists that there are no plans for another Postal Service LP. One can only hope.
Black Congress’ self-titled EP was just uploaded to their Bandcamp site, and it showcases their unique brand of noise rock. Local boys creating a wall of sound with the trademark weirdness of the Houston underground music scene. It doesn’t get better than that. Be sure to check out their other 7-inch releases, also available on their Bandcamp site.
Great way to celebrate New Year’s in Alaska! Defeated the mythos in Arkham Horror with four expansions, five players, eighteen points. Take that, Cthuga!
Fun as a long game that is still a one shot to play with family and friends as they visit for the holidays. I first played this visiting family overseas - and it was worth taking up some of the tour time!
I love this game so much. If it didn’t take 3 hours (when it’s quick, more like 5 in reality) to play, we’d put it on Tabletop.
I once played a 6 hour game, and we had to just skip to the end because we were nowhere near the end of the game.
Okay, yeah I think the word program I used to design that doesn’t have the strongest pixels.