Thursday, 28 February 2008
I want a phone running Android so badly!
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
This is the excellent result!
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Monday, 25 February 2008
That's all - give it a try!
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Check this out - especially the video! Nokia's working on a technology called Morph that would use nanotechnology to create electronic devices that were not only light and powerful, but malleable as well, meaning they can be stretched, folded or squeezed into new shapes, so that buttons can form as needed and the whole thing can be folded up then wrapped round your wrist as demonstrated! And they're looking to start using this in devices in as little as seven years! Pretty cool! It's just a shame that two-thirds of Americans apparently feel that nanotechnology is morally unacceptable - guess they'll have to miss out on cool technology like this!
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I'll let you know how I get on with it...
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Mint is a great distro, and ideal for this purpose because it already comes preloaded with everything you need (Java, Flash, MP3 playback etc), so I can now take it anywhere and be able to use Linux from someone else's computer. It's also handy because in easierbuntu I sometimes struggle to remember what things are called in Gnome, being primarily a KDE man. As the USB drive will boot quicker than a Live CD, I can check things in Gnome quickly and easily.
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Friday, 15 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
It's also integrated with a number of social networks, including Bebo, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm.
And you can see where people are, so if you're on a night out but you're really not having a good time, you can see if a friend is at a nearby bar so you can go and join them.
This is the kind of thing more developers should be making for mobiles (unfortunately Yahoo! don't seem to support my phone with Yahoo! Go at present so I can't use that, and probably won't be able to use this). I'll be watching this carefully...
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
But del.icio.us, at least for me, serves a slightly different purpose. Google Bookmarks is what I use to bookmark sites I will want to return to in the near future, and may visit regularly. By comparison, del.icio.us is what I use to bookmark sites I am unlikely to use regularly, but may want to visit under certain circumstances - things like handy tutorials or bits of code I can see myself wanting to use in future. It's great for keeping an archive of things like that.
By comparison, Google Bookmarks is great for keeping track of the websites I'm likely to visit fairly often (and there is a LOT of them) where I wouldn't want to dig through the huge numbers of sites I've bookmarked on del.icio.us.
Also, del.icio.us is a handy search tool. You can search through all the bookmarked sites in the same manner as any other search engine. This is handy because everything in there is something that has been submitted because they may want to refer back to it in future, so you're less likely to come across something that isn't useful or relevant. The tagging system means your search relies on other people's tags, which should mostly be relevant.
So, give it a try. There's a Firefox extension or Flock has built-in support. And many other browsers no doubt have the facilities to support it. It's one of those tools that makes browsing easier and more fun.
Monday, 11 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
I've added the extragear-plasma package and put in a few widgets, as well as changed the wallpaper, and here is the result:
It really is very impressive - can't wait to see how KDE4 develops over the next year or so! I imagine we can expect plenty more widgets - in fact, from KDE 4.1 it should support Mac OS X Dashboard widgets, which is good as I would like to use the BBC Radio Last.fm widget so I can listen to 6music and scrobble the tracks to my profile. I may even see if I can convert it into a KDE4 version myself as I have downloaded it and will see how simple it is. I suspect I won't be able to, but if necessary I can wait for KDE 4.1.
Of particular interest is the extragear-plasma package. This includes a number of widgets, including the KDEtwitter widget (which I really want as Linux currently lacks a decent desktop Twitter client - I like Twhirl on Windows but until Adobe AIR is available for Linux there's no prospect of a Linux version of that), a 3D globe (which won't work in VirtualBox unfortunately as the simulated graphics card is not very good) and a comic strip widget which includes Dilbert (which I really like, and that way I wouldn't need to visit the website every day), Garfield, and UserFriendly.
Here's a picture of the desktop:
As you may have gathered, I'm now thinking I will probably use KDE4 in Kubuntu Hardy, even if I can't get Pidgin to work with it - I've got too many IM accounts anyway, and it supports Jabber so my Meebo, Google Talk and Social.IM accounts will work, as will my MSN one, and that's all I really use.
Anyway, hope you like the look of KDE4!
Friday, 8 February 2008
It has two main themes available: Sunshine
Both look very impressive, even running in a virtual machine!
I've only tried two distros running Enlightenment, and both have a very attractive user interface, yet run very fast. Something tells me this desktop has a very bright future ahead of it - it may prove ideal for the generation of subnotebooks that will no doubt be following in the wake of the Eee PC, as it's ideal for low-spec machines yet can produce eye-candy to rival OS X.
How about this? Ubuntu Cola!
Thursday, 7 February 2008
This is gOS 2.0 Rocket running in VirtualBox on my Vista laptop. I had been planning a review of gOS 2.0 but I couldn't get it to connect via wireless on the laptop I'd used for the original, but now I can run it in VirtualBox, I'll do it soon. For now, here's a screenshot!
I'm currently installing Fluxbuntu into the virtual hard drive, and I'll let you all know what I think of it. But I'll tell you one thing, I am seriously impressed with how easy VirtualBox is to set up and install. If you are thinking about trying Linux but don't want to disturb your existing Windows or Mac OS X install, VirtualBox represents a great way to try loads of different distros, even ones that won't run in Live CD mode. I will have to cover using it in Easierbuntu soon.
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Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Monday, 4 February 2008
But I also found this. Check it out! Apparently my personal power animal is the Giant Anteater. Also my name means Gift of God. Clearly, He is a really crap present buyer!
Check out your name, it's quite funny!
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Sunday, 3 February 2008
Assuming they're willing to have me as a housemate, I wouldn't be moving in till 15th March, but they will be setting up a broadband connection if they can get people to move in (can't survive without the Internet!).
I've just sent him a message via Facebook saying I'm definitely interested in the room and I'd like to see it during the week. Let's see how it goes...
Saturday, 2 February 2008
I remember getting this book from the library when I was a kid - growing up as an SF-obsessive, I loved it. Now it's been scanned onto the Internet, and I'm having a good read through of it. Check it out and see what things are right and what ones are wildly inaccurate!
Check this out - the fourth alpha of Kubuntu Hardy looks pretty impressive. It has a great new default wallpaper, and they've added an application called Desktop Effects which enables you to easily set up Compiz Fusion. I've found Compiz Fusion in Kubuntu to be a bit of a nightmare, so I am VERY pleased to see this! Also they have improved integration between KDE3 and KDE4 apps. I can't wait till this is released (due 24 April)!