Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ubuntu open week - Ask Mark

IRC log files of the "Ask Mark Shuttleworth" chat session , that was held as part of Ubuntu Open Week


Bye bye Digg - hello Buzz Feed

Installing Ubuntu without a CD drive

Installing Ubuntu with no cdrom drive

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mod Rewrite - changing url variables

The following Mod rewrite rule redirects

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /test/
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^val=1234&blah=widget$
RewriteRule .* test.php?val=321&blah=widget [R=301,L]

This is useful if , for example, people are finding you via "old" urls in Google (or if you've changed the url variables you are using). The [R=301,L] bit is important , as this redirects the users browser to the new version of your url (which they can then bookmark).

Monday, November 27, 2006


The Wow Signal
Never explained.
How to Label a Goat
New book on UK government regulation
100 Notable books of 2006
NY Times
Josef Koudelka photos
Prague spring, 1968

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Suspect Nation

Channel 4 documentary regarding the issues of UK civil liberties, security and surveilance.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Create your own Ubuntu Live CD

The Ubuntu Customization Kit is a tool that helps you create your own Ubuntu based Live CDs.

Vince Clarke tells a joke

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Erasure use Ableton?

click on the image for a closer view of what Andy Bell is looking at.
Hat tip:Gareth Jones blog

Very interesting blog btw , where Gareth writes about the day to day work that goes into producing the new Erasure album. Lots of tech details for the synth nerds like me out there, and a sprinkling of short YouTube videos of Andy and Vince to camera.

update: "anonymous" is the comments has said that its not Ableton that Andy is looking at. Anyone got an idea what it is so?

update 2: Anon is correct. It's not abelton, its Logic Audio.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A non-free Ubuntu?

Ubuntu developers are debating about the forthcoming Feisty Fawn release and whether it should include, by default, non-free drivers.

More here

Monday, November 13, 2006

Big Yahoo maps update

According to this blogpost theres' been a rather big Yahoo Maps update.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday Linkfest

Richard Dawkins video collection
What Vista should have been in 2003
NASA dawn of the Apollo program
How to compile a kernel the Ubuntu way
Irish road of doom
Two students invent algae biofuel process
Powers of Ten
Man tries to jump mile wide river in rocket powered car
A redrawn Middle East

Friday, November 03, 2006

Aiglx + Beryl on Ubuntu

Hubble Top 100

Hubble space telescope top 100 gallery