Thursday 29 May 2008

The movie trail

3 evenings, 3 films, and all connected.

Day 1, Inside Man: When there's blood on the streets, buy property.
Day 2, The Corporation: The corporation of that sort is the proto-typical of a psychopath.
Day 2, Twelve Monkeys: But if you don't buy a lot of stuff, if you don't, what are you then, I ask you? What? Mentally *ill*. Fact, Jim, fact.

All three come highly recommended.

Thursday 22 May 2008

Wheepee! Yay! Whoohoo!

Update: Found in the comments of this story on OSNews (the title certainly caught my eye), this image:

Saturday 17 May 2008

Thanks kernel people

Whoever is responsible for making the rt73usb driver work great out of the box: THANK YOU. I tried it without success when I installed Fedora 8 gold, and now it works brilliantly (and out-of-the-box) on Fedora 9.

Current hacking includes: GPRS/3G support via Bluetooth in NetworkManager, fprintd hacking, and gnome-lirc-properties integration into Fedora (Debian and Ubuntu people, upstream your bleeding patches, kthx).

And for nanobob and Borkis on FIFA: you really didn't need to quit the game when I scored those 2nd goals. Losing against a guy full of margaritas must hurt.

Friday 9 May 2008

Crack, and uncrocked

I was amazed by FunPidgin. Whilst some of the features aren't actually crack, making things like these options is:
An option to use stock GTK+ close buttons on tabs.
An option?!

Anyway, Totem's playlist parser is now ported to GIO. I'll make a release soon, but I'd like to ask people to please test the hell out of it. If opening or saving a particular playlist produces warnings, errors, or crashes, please file a bug.

You can test easily by recompiling and using as normal: Rhythmbox (Podcast and playlist parsing, playlist saving), and Totem and its web browser plugin.