Monthly Archives: April 2006

Sweet Planet Action

Lots of cool stuff going on in Planet land at the moment. Mary Gardiner sat down with Rob Collins to add some much needed unit testing love to Planet, and is looking into a bit of sanity-inducing refactoring and optimisation … Continue reading

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QoTD: Stephen Colbert

“But listen, this is a war against secret enemies that may not end… Don’t we need secret powers that have no limit?” — Stephen Colbert, interviewing Carl Bernstein

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WoTD: czechnology

czechnology: Using any means necessary to achieve a technology goal, often by employing ‘hackerly’ methods. “After not getting any specific date from a local SONY Service and the need to ship the PSP to Prague, I decided to order the … Continue reading

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Public Domain Jazz?

Dear LazyWeb, I write this blog entry in order to have your advice! Anyone know good sources of cool or quirky Jazz music that has entered the public domain (or old stuff released under very liberal open content licenses)? Thanks, … Continue reading

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QoTD: Bart Simpson, Stephen O’Grady

“Let me get this straight. We’re behind the rest of our class and we’re going to catch up to them by going slower than they are?” — Bart Simpson “[That] is a point that could use some amplification within many … Continue reading

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Checkpoints

On Sunday, Pia and I celebrated our first anniversary in the tradition we set during the years before we wed — a cool, windy ferry to Manly, a contemplative wander to Shelly Beach, and a scrumptious dinner at Le Kiosk. … Continue reading

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LTS? WTF!

So, the Dapper Drake Beta is out, which marks the first real use of its formal name: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. The LTS distinguishes our Long Term Support releases from the fast-paced, action-packed, high-energy, six-month time-based releases (with an 18 month … Continue reading

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QoTD: Tim O’Reilly

“Linux books have lost a lot of their steam, with the category as a whole off 10%, with books on Red Hat hit particularly hard, off 52%. Other distributions, notably Ubuntu and Knoppix, have seen an increase of 37% over … Continue reading

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QoTD: Erik de Castro Lopo

“Anyone who wants to learn about good C library API design and documentation should look to Cairo as a glowing beacon of brilliance.” — Erik de Castro Lopo, giving his love to Cairo

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On Heat

Matthew Mullenweg of WordPress fame mentioned CrazyEgg, a web service that can tell you which links people are clicking on your website. The best bit is the cute ‘click heatmap’ image: Imagine a similar tool for GNOME: We could aggregate … Continue reading

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