Monday, April 30, 2007

Win a Zune with John Chow

John Chow dot Com, a blog that helps you make money on the internet, is giving away a Microsoft Zune. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my Zune!


Here's the t-shirt

Via Digg

Wired article on the hexcode.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday linkdump

Sumotori Dreams
Hilarious drunken fighting simulator, in only 96k!
Dutch 70s Tv program opens its archive.
ACME novelty toy gallery
Giant fossil rain forest discovered in Illinois
Four square miles discovered in coal seam.
Outsource your life.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How To - iPod with Ubuntu Linux

Comprehensive thread here on how to get your ipod working with Ubuntu.

I recently purchased an iPod Nano, and i can confirm that the Feisty Fawn live CD does indeed recognise it - it pops up on the desktop when you plug it in. However, i'm having problems with it being seen by my Dapper Drake laptop. "dmesg" shows that its being recognised at a low level, but Amarok and gtkPod can't see it. I'll probably just upgrade to Feisty anyway.

Friday, April 20, 2007

"Aldrin" - a Buzztracker clone for Linux

Aldrin is an open source clone of Buzztracker that is currently in development. Packages are available for Ubuntu Feisty and Edgy, as well as Debian. Screenshot and examples are over here.

Friday linkdump

The Most Hated things on the web
The Mile High Collection
The story behind the greatest comic book collection ever found.
Christopher Walken wants to destroy Silicon Valley
Interview with Twitter developer Alex Payne
He's had problems with scaling Ruby on Rails:
"All the convenience methods and syntactical sugar that makes Rails such a pleasure for coders ends up being absolutely punishing, performance-wise. Once you hit a certain threshold of traffic, either you need to strip out all the costly neat stuff that Rails does for you (RJS, ActiveRecord, ActiveSupport, etc.) or move the slow parts of your application out of Rails, or both."
Fast food adverts versus reality
Beyond the Red Line
Free space game based on Battlestar Galactica
World Geography Quiz
Google Maps mash up

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Goodbye Fedora

Feb 21 message from Eric Raymond - after 13 years of loyalty to RedHat/Fedora he ditches it for Ubuntu.

Feisty Fawn due out tommorow

The next release of Ubuntu , "Feisty Fawn", is due out tommorow.
Press release here
Start downloading now and get it faster on release day

sorry state?

Sorry State of Open Source
A 26 page critique of open source today.

xeyes in real life

Hardware hacker Hunz has built a real life version of xeyes. You can download the video from here (2 meg avi)- its insanely cool.

Linux Action Show

Episode 43 of the Linux Action Show is out.
A leaked Microsoft Memo gets Chris worked up, a version of Debian is out, the new release of Cedega is covered, Microsoft trying to kill ODF in California is mentioned plus they review some of the best open source first person shooters, answer listener questions and so much more.