A lazy late sunday round up from me, I’ve got a bunch of uninteresting things to share with you.
First and foremost, I’ve got an account on Digg. If any of you is on digg the just add me as a friend, let’s digg together . My nickname there is tacone.
World of Goo
Rocks. Get it here. Dont’ forget to adjust the resolution to your maximum (runs 1600×1050 without a glitch for me).
mkdir .WorldOfGoo #it may already exist, if so, skip this step cp /opt/WorldOfGooDemo/properties/config.txt .WorldOfGoo/ gedit .WorldOfGoo/config.txt
I’ve got a shout from a Digg friend regarding Blueman (thanks vadi0). It’s a new Bluetooth manager for Gnome.
I didn’t try it, just gave a look to the source. It’s almost all python. At first look, it seems to use C just for binding to C libraries. This help bring me to the conclusion that programming in C is often unneeded and almost damaging in many cases. You’ll get a crashing optimized application which will be never done 100%.
You know I am right.
/me wish like all the Gnome applications were written in Python
Remember it’s alpha.
Btw, it now sniffs .desktop files on your computer, and auto detects which kind of applications is the one you’re using. That works for the 90% of your applications. Nice I say.
Software patents Kittens
No wonder how this guy got to my site (look at the tag cloud on my site), but that leaves me wondering about subtle associations between Software Patents and kittens.
Also, someone got to my site looking for a version of Rapache for Windows:
I’m happy people look for Rapache on non-windows systems, but this is not going to happen. Not done by me, at least. Only one way to get it, switch to Ubuntu (also good looking girls happen to like it for apparently non-sense reasons).
The happy choices of RAI about their new website payed off
I have a few visits from people looking for a way to use their tax-payed tv content on Linux. This leaves me wondering about the working status of that 8th wonder.
So they’re getting what they deserved.
I’ve got a nice Mighty Mouse
Which turned out to be quite crappy.
Apple’s Mighty Mouse works out of of the box on Ubuntu, including the Mighty Ball (ZOMG) but sucks because:
- the squeeze bottom put at the sides of the mouse is just too hard to press. And gives no tactile feedback to the user when the click is accomplished. How hardy ? You may find yourself litterally lift the mouse from the mouse pad, attempting to struck.
- it’s slow. This turned out to be not a Linux problem (works just the same under Mac Os X) but a poor laser resolution. My 20$ dell mouse works so much better.
- to right click you have to lift the left finger from the mouse. Because it’s touch sensitive, so if you even slightly touch the mouse with the other finger as you right click, it will be a left click, not a right one.
By the way, if you have one and want to use it with Ubuntu, you’ll be asked the device’s PIN number. Write 0000 (4 zeros) and you’re done.