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[30 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

TonidoPlug is a tiny, low power, low cost home server based on the 1.2 GHz Sheeva processor that allows you to access your applications, files, photos, music and media from anywhere (Powered by Tonido).
TonidoPlug comes pre-installed with powerful Tonido Applications – Photos, Jukebox, Webshare, Workspace, Thots, Explorer, Torrent and Search – all running on top of embedded Ubuntu Jaunty Linux OS. Additionally, TonidoPlug can be extended by installing new applications from Tonido App store.
Not sure if we are going to see them in Australia anytime soon, and if any …

Cross-Platform, Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[13 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome for Linux. It’s still in alpha stage but it’s been very stable for me. The biggest downside is lack of Flash support for things like Google Analytics and Youtube.

For Ubuntu, install Chromium like so:

echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main #chromium-browser” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/chromium.list
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

to get Flash working:

cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
sudo ln -s ../../flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so

Screenshot running on 64bit Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope. Watching this was consuming approx 25% cpu in a single chromium process instance:

I am …

Design, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Unix & Solaris, Web Development »

[5 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]

One area sadly lacking in most Linux installs is the availability of really nice fonts useful for design and great fonts are not cheap, circa $150 for a font set. Best all in one location for getting great free fonts, I think is www.fawnt.com
If Ubuntu really wants to have a go at competing with the Mac, this is certainly an area that needs improving.
You can install fonts system wide by dropping them (or folders of font families) into /usr/share/fonts or alternatively, kfontviewer a KDE application will give you a nice …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Open Source, Video, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[1 Apr 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

For my future reference. DimDim is an open source web conferencing and meeting software with the following features:

No Install to Host/Join meetings
Easy Share Screens&Webpages
Audio & Video Conferencing
Present PowerPoint and PDFs
Private & Public Chat
Whiteboard & Annotations
Record and Playback Meetings
Open Source and open APIs
SynchroLive Co-Browsing
Free Recording & Archiving
Mac & PC Screen Sharing (no Linux??)
Multiple Presenters
Free Teleconferencing Calls
Secure, Private Meetings
Faster and Easier than ever
No Install to Host meetings

It’s available as a vmware virtual appliance or for those of you using Qemu / KVM / Xen, you should be able to convert the image …

Bash, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[29 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

I have been playing around with boo a little bit because it has Python-inspired syntax, runs at C# speeds and is a first class citizen on dotnet.
So I decided to find out what it would be like to do some web programming in it. I learned a bit about asp.Net in the process and mono also.
So first thing I did was:
$ cd /usr/share/doc/boo/examples/asp.net$ xsp2
and then from your browser you can run any of the “inline” samples
http://localhost:8080/InlineBooButtonClick.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooExpression.aspxhttp://localhost:8080/InlineBooHelloAspNet.aspx
but if you try and run one of the code behind samples, you get something …

Django, Ecommerce, Finance, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

A couple of new open source Ecommerce products out and about that will hopefully see the end of the monstrosity called OSCommerce and it’s less ugly incarnations –
Whilst they have served me well in the past and I may feel tempted to use Virtuemart for a customer who:
a) Will never ever need any customisations done to itb) Already has a Joomla installation and is very comfortable using Joomla
What’s the issue with Zencart, OSC or Virtuemart you may ask?
The issue is this. First OSCommerce is a mess. Every single module …

Internet Goodness, Open Source »

[16 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

ThemesWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for designing Web Themes and Templates. This site intends to ease the web design process by providing tutorials for a large number of systems at a common location.
It is often difficult to find a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant and free information for designing themes and templates; specifically one that covers a wide range of applications. This is where ThemesWiki.org intends to step in. Launched initially with tutorials covering over 20 Content Management Systems, …

Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Rant »

[9 Oct 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

I’m in two minds here about this one. I don’t really want to put down Christianity because I know some wonderful people who are christians and writing on the web now is a little like getting a tattoo – with Google and the way back machine, what you say kind of sticks around with you for.?? At least getting a tattoo, you know it’s going to turn into a big blue blurry blob on your old wrinkled skin when you’re 90.
I spent much of my schoolhood attending a nice, good …

Cross-Platform, Django, Internet Goodness, Javascript, Python »

[9 Oct 2007 | One Comment | ]

Visual WebGui looks very interesting from a perspective that it allows you to develop a winforms application as you normally would and deploy it as a webapp (also).
As per some previous posts, I like to be able to jump seamlessly between platforms. I don’t want to be tied down to anything if I can help it. This is why I wouldn’t buy an Ipod and like Mark Pilgrim, I don’t get the iphone phenomena. I want to use my application online, offline seamlessly. I want to have the same experience, …

Internet Goodness »

[8 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

A regex expression for stripping ?key=value data off (django) URL’s
http://[^\?]*/
Thanks to this regex site. Of course, it’s not well tested but it did what I needed it to.
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