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some bloggings

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Linux
  • Linux Rant

  • Linux/BSD Versions I have tried
  • Linux redo
  • Slackware to Wolvix
  • EeePC Skin / Linux Mint
  • Linux, College, and Others

Displaying RSS And Atom Feeds On Your Web Site With SimplePie

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HowTos

SimplePie is a PHP library that can fetch, cache, parse, and normalize RSS and Atom feeds. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site.

DevTodo: a reminder/task program aimed at developers

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Software

debaday.debian.net: DevTodo is a simple command-line-based package to keep todo lists. Lists are prioritized and hierarchical. Each task in the list has a priority (very high, low, medium etc.) and a given task can be linked to another todo database, making the list hierarchical.

Who's your buddy, who's your friend?

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Software

blogbeebe.blogspot: Long ago, in the halcyon days of 2006 while I was basking in the goodness of Suse 10.2, I happened to come across Bug Buddy. I'll let you read the details, but the real story is what happened next.

Photo KDE Tutorial 1-3: White balance

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HowTos

kdedevelopers.org: This is the 3rd tutorial in this series, trying to show how effective KDE photography applications can be for fixing and/or improving your photographs overall. In this third part we will continue addressing the light issues, but we will target color issues rather than brightness issues.

Novell’s Linux Business is Booming

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SUSE

practical-tech.com: On a superficial level, Novell’s third quarter, which ended July 31, 2008, didn’t look that good. A closer look reveals though that Novell did quite well in general and extremely well with its Linux business.

Mandriva Improves Silicon Motion Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Along with VIA releasing a new open-source X.Org video driver, there is work underway on improving the status of another open-source graphics driver. Silicon Motion is perhaps more obscure than VIA Technologies when it comes to integrated graphics, but they primarily specialize in low-power graphics chips for tablet PCs.

odds & ends

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Linux
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast #13

  • df and du explained
  • Free-software activist speaks on moral duty to share
  • Ubuntu Preinstalled in Poland
  • Progress with Arch Linux

10 Beautiful Themes for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: The upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) is highly anticipated not only for the system enhancements it will likely get, but also for its new default theme. I decided to collect 10 beautiful existing GTK 2.x themes that I think can be further improved or altered and be used as the default desktop theme for Intrepid Ibex.

howtos & shorts:

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HowTos

* Work With Linux Partitions From Windows
* A basic instruction set for Nvidia chipsets and KDE 4
* Converting music file formats in Linux
* openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.5 Live CDs
* MSI's Wind U90 to boast 8.9-inch display

Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

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KDE

linux.com: KDE 4.1, released last month, brought a great number of improvements to the popular desktop environment. It's the best desktop I've ever used -- but that doesn't mean it couldn't be better. 2009 will see the release of KDE 4.2. Here are 10 features that would be great additions to a future KDE release that I hope the developers will consider.

Interview With Joe Brockmeier - OpenSUSE Community Manager At Novell

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Interviews
SUSE

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Joe. In specific, we talk about: Where openSUSE fits into the desktop Linux landscape, Relationships between openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and upstream projects, The effect of commercial agreements on open source projects, and more.

The Linux Experience

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Linux

conradmiguel.com: I am an eight-year Windows user. In short, I grew up with Microsoft and other proprietary software. It is only at this stage of my life that I decided to go open-source. It’s now almost a week since I moved to Linux. And yeah, as I always say, it was fun — really fun.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 16 is out

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Ubuntu

fullcirclemagazine.org: This month: Creating And Moving Files, How-To: Create Your Own Ubuntu, Create Your Own Server Part 8, Using GIMP Part 5 and GNOME-Look Guide.

few howtos

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HowTos

today's leftovers

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News
  • 10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

  • ROFLthing 2008
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 17th August 2008
  • Idiotic Move of the Year Award
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix: the movie
  • Test Driving the new Thunderbird3 alpha2 (Shredder) on Linux
  • Cutting Deals With Redmond
  • Linux 2.6.27-rc5 Kernel Released
  • Revised DRI2 Enters Mesa, X Server
  • Ubuntu Challenge: Update 3
  • Paraguayan Ranger Police Adopts OpenOffice.org
  • OpenOffice_org 3.0.0.2 available in openSUSE Build Service
  • Gerald Carter of Likewise talks about LDAP for Linux (video)
  • Novell recovery continues
  • Novell: Quietly developing some momentum
  • VIA releases open source Xorg driver
  • Interview with Krita developers
  • Wanna try linux ? try gentoo, its best for linux newbies!
  • piracy vs. theft
  • More Funny Unix, Linux and Mainframe Error Messages

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Run Quicken Personal Finance Management Software

  • Ignore Aliases / Functions When Running A Command
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.1: automake variables misuse
  • For A Parallel World. Case Study n.2: misknowing your make rules
  • The Joys of xargs
  • Track your investments with Grism
  • Workflow and switching to Git, part 1: Processes
  • Workflow and switching to Git, part 2: The tools
  • Using Pidgin to Send and Receive Text Messages for Free
  • Recording IRC Chats in Linux with Irssi
  • Automatic backup for sporadically connected clients with Box Backup
  • EVDO and VoIP for remote audio transmission
  • Desktop recording made easy with Byzanz in Ubuntu
  • Splunk on Ubuntu 8.04
  • How to Enable USB Support in Virtualbox
  • Quick fix for Firefox 3 bug with Yahoo Mail
  • Installing VMware Workstation 6.x in Foresight Linux

Could governments effectively subsidize open-source development?

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OSS

cnet.com: At the Utah Open Source Conference yesterday I presented a dilemma. Briefly, the idea is that as open-source buyers grow comfortable with open source they will stop spending money on open source. This leads to tragedy of the commons-type problems and a difficulty in encouraging the creation of more open source.

Netbooks free with cellular contract?

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: LG Electronics announced a netbook that sports a built-in HSPA (high speed packet access) modem, and may be available from carriers in subsidized form. The X110 has a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 10-inch screen, 80GB or 120GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, and a wired Ethernet port.

Reiser sentenced to 15 years-to-life as part of deal

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Reiser

contracostatimes.com: Hans Reiser was sentenced today to 15-years-to life for the murder of his estranged wife Nina Reiser two years ago. The sentence handed down in Alameda County Superior Court follows a deal Reiser made to lead authorities to the location of his wife's body in the Oakland Hills last month.

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GNOME: WebKit, Fleet Commander, Introducing deviced

  • On Compiling WebKit (now twice as fast!)
    Are you tired of waiting for ages to build large C++ projects like WebKit? Slow headers are generally the problem. Your C++ source code file #includes a few headers, all those headers #include more, and those headers #include more, and more, and more, and since it’s C++ a bunch of these headers contain lots of complex templates to slow down things even more. Not fun.
  • Fleet Commander is looking for a GSoC student to help us take over the world
    Fleet Commander has seen quite a lot of progress recently, of which I should blog about soon. For those unaware, Fleet Commander is an effort to make GNOME great for IT administrators in large deployments, allowing them to deploy desktop and application configuration profiles across hundreds of machines with ease through a web administration UI based on Cockpit. It is mostly implemented in Python.
  • Introducing deviced
    Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been heads down working on a new tool along with Patrick Griffis. The purpose of this tool is to make it easier to integrate IDEs and other tooling with GNU-based gadgets like phones, tablets, infotainment, and IoT devices. Years ago I was working on a GNOME-based home router with davidz which sadly we never finished. One thing that was obvious to me in that moment of time was that I’m not doing another large scale project until I had better tooling. That is Builder’s genesis, and device integration is what will make it truly useful to myself and others who love playing with GNU-friendly gadgets.

KDE: Usability & Productivity, AtCore , Krita

  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 6
  • AtCore takes to the pi
    The Raspberry Pi3 is a small single board computer that costs around $35 (USD). It comes with a network port, wifi , bt , 4 usb ports , gpio pins , camera port , a display out, hdmi, a TRRS for analog A/V out. 1GB of ran and 4 ~1GHz armv8 cores Inside small SOC. Its storage is a microSd card they are a low cost and low power device. The Touchscreen kit is an 800×480 display that hooks to the Gpio for touch and dsi port for video. To hold our hardware is the standard touch screen enclosure that often comes with the screen if you buy it in a kit.
  • Look, new presets! Another Krita 4 development build!
    We’ve been focusing like crazy on the Krita 4 release. We managed to close some 150 bugs in the past month, and Krita 4 is getting stable enough for many people to use day in, day out. There’s still more to be done, of course! So we’ll continue fixing issues and applying polish for at least another four weeks. One of the things we’re doing as well is redesigning the set of default brush presets and brush tips that come with Krita. Brush tips are the little images one can paint with, and brush presets are the brushes you can select in the brush palette or brush popup. The combination of a tip, some settings and a smart bit of coding! Our old set was fine, but it was based on David Revoy‘s earliest Krita brush bundles, and for Krita 4 we are revamping the entire set. We’ve added many new options to the brushes since then! So, many artists are working together to create a good-looking, useful and interesting brushes for Krita 4.

Software: GIMP, Spyder, SMPlayer

  • Five free photo and video editing tools that could save burning a hole in your pocket and take your creativity to the next level
    GIMP stands for the Gnu Image Manipulation Program and is the first word that people usually think about when it comes to free image editors. It’s a raster graphics editor, available on multiple platforms on PC. It has a similar interface to Photoshop: you have your tools on one side, there’s an option for your tool window and then you have your layers window on another side. Perhaps one of the most useful features of GIMP is the option of plugins. There is a wide database for them and there’s a plugin for almost any task you might need to carry out. GIMP is extremely extensive, and it’s the choice of the FOSS community, thanks to the fact that it’s also open source. However, there are also some disadvantages. For example, GIMP has no direct RAW support yet (you have to install a plugin to enable it, which means a split workflow). It also has quite a bit of a learning curve as compared to Photoshop or Lightroom.
  • Introducing Spyder, the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment
    If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things to consider is the spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder is short for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment. Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.
  • SMPlayer 18.2.2 Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA
    SMPlayer is a free media player created for Linux and Windows, it was released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).

Funding: Ethereum and Outreachy

  • How Will a $100 Mln Grant Help Ethereum Scale?
    On Feb. 16, six large-scale Blockchain projects OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker and Raiden, that have completed successful multi-million dollar initial coin offerings (ICOs) last year, along with Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain have created the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), to fund projects and businesses within the Ethereum ecosystem.
  • Outreachy Is Now Accepting Applications For Their Summer 2018 Internships
    This week Google announced the participating organizations for GSoC 2018 for students wishing to get involved with open-source/Linux development. Also happening this week is the application period opened for those wishing to participate in the summer 2018 paid internship program.