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Web Essentials

Back from Web Essentials 05 and lovely Sydney. Great conference! Have started to re-write this blog, and there will be a number of changes. Have also signed up to technocrati – Technorati Profile

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

DIG! the movie

Went to Dig! last night – awesome film. Funnier (nearly) than Spinal Tap, and waaaay more rock’n’roll than Some kind of Monster. It’s about the Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Brian Jonestown Massacre were pure rock’n’roll – chaotic and high as kites. In contrast the Dandy Warhols are pussies. Great entertainment and great music.

In other news, I am now exclusively using Linux on the laptop. Still a few things to sort out, like power management (standby problems mostly). But URPMI has been a Linux changing experience and must be one of the best kept secrets of Mandriva linux. I’ve also installed Debian on a mate’s server (which has been highly entertaining), and Debian is also awesome. Debain’s equivalent of URPMI is apt-get. It too is bitchin’ and appears to offer a few advantages over URPMI.

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Time ain’t on my side

No time for anything at the moment – including replying to messages left on the site. My apologies – I’ll be in touch soon with you pesky message leavers…. Spring has come to Wellington and we only had about two weeks of Winter months ago.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Plan 9 from Bell Labs

Plan 9 is an experimental operating system named after the worst film ever made.

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Wireless Linux

Yeah! A quick change of wireless card and I’m using Linux wirelessly.

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Funky keyboard

This is sweeeeeeet! The coolest keyboard in town? Found via Design is Kinky (which, by the way, is coded like shit and has annoying target=”_blank” links…. Shame on DIK!!).

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Photos they never wanted you to see #4

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Photos they never wanted you to see #4

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The flipside….

Funny bugger – from “Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability”

The SimplyMEPIS version of GNU/Linux I run on my “workhorse” laptop computer includes a full-featured office suite, ftp, chat, and graphics software, and dozens of other useful programs on its installation CD. Windows XP included none of these, and most of the equivalent packages available for Windows are costly. Some, like Microsoft’s Office software (which is similar to OpenOffice.org but doesn’t read as many file formats and won’t directly save your work as PDFs), cost more than the operating system itself.

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, June 13th, 2005

Mac and Intel

The Mac is soon to have an Intel processor at its heart. I’ve never been a Mac-head, but it seems like a shame. A little less diversity in computer land. Does this mean that I’ll be able to buy Mac OS and run it on a PC? Will it mean cheaper Macs? Does it matter what the chip in a Mac is?

Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Three years of bucketFountain

I missed the birthday myself. When I put the site together I doubted that I’d be able to keep it going for a year, but there you go….

Roseneath, Wellington, Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

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