Wednesday, March 28, 2007


You can download the podcast here.

I will post the shownotes with links soon.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Pimp Your Panel

This week I go through how to pimp up your panel with some system bling that will really knock your socks off! Yes, I know what you are thinking, "he actually said pimp, bling, and 'knock your socks off' in the same sentence!". So, as the shock wears off and as I try and hold my composure together, have a listen to episode 29 to get the downlow. Here is a picture of my panel, foshizzle! Somebody stop me.

Vibez Player

Here is a link to the a blog post by Peter Nikolaidis about his beta test of Feisty Fawn Herd 5. Things look like they are progressing rather nicely on the development side of things with lots of updates. So I must reiterate here that I am looking forward to the release come April.

Perusing Digg earlier last week I saw this most amazing post on a portable media player that is a linux users dream. It is called the Vibez and it looks beautiful. If you haven't already seen it I've posted a picture that I ripped straight from their website. You can get one through, I wish I knew my affiliate number but I seem to have misplaced it, bummer.

The Vibez Portable Media Player w/ Ogg Support

And lastly, The command line command of the week was - SED, aka, stream editor. Here are a couple of links that goes over it a little better than the podcast, hey nobody's perfect. The command looks to be a useful tool if you write or code a lot and also make a lot of mistakes that need to be edited. Sounds like someone I know, hmmm...Can't think of his name right now but, oh well, it'll come to me later.

Enjoy the podcast, maybe have a few drinks before listening to the show to help ease the pain. Talk to you later.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ubuntu Tips Often Overlooked

I received an email recently that brought me back to reality and was the entire reason why I started the podcast. So, before I get entirely off track I thought I would devote the main segment of the podcast to going back to basics. I do this because the podcast can potentially get new listeners every six or so months, mostly due to the Ubuntu release cycles. And, I think that is good for the podcast, but, not so good for new listeners who just come on board. Now, I realize that it is just as easy to go back and get prior episodes but who has the time? So, with that in mind you can download episode 28 at this link.

Here are the links to the news items mentioned in the podcast.

Ubuntu Chooses Not to Enable 3D Desktop By Default

Feisty Fawn Herd 5 Released

Ubuntu Live In My Backyard!!

For the package of the week, I chose gPodder. Yet another podcatcher, but this is really simple and elegant. It is also in current development, and licensed under GPL. Like I said in the podcast, "Liferea makes for a great feed reader and also handles podcasts nicely. But, gPodder is a great alternative for downloading all those podcasts that you listen to. the link is here.

Oh, and before I forget, here is a good tutorial for installing packages from source and a few nice ubuntu tips.

If you are looking for a good review of Feisty Fawn Herd 3 you can find it on Peter Nikolaidis' blog.

Well, that about does it for links. I hope I didn't miss any. Just let me know otherwise and I will provide them for you. Just one more link to add and that is form ZIM whose song I played at the end of the podcast call 'Misnomer'. A deeply melodic and engaging tune that I hope you'll all like. Here is the link to his page.

Music for the podcast was provided by the IODA PROMONET.

Not Today

Download "Not Today" (mp3)
from "Not Today"
by Josh Ryan
The Velvet Farm

Original Ragga Muffin Part One

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from "Original Ragga Muffin Part One"
by Barrington Levy
Azra Music Publishing


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from "Lover"
by Sr. Mandrill
Three Sixty Records