Baby steps

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
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Minty MP3s

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
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First Impressions

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
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Unproductive Wednesday

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
...more

New YOPER resolution

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
...more

Mishoo Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
...more

Change is ALMOST as good as a holiday

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
...more

Sync em well

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
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I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
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[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
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I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
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I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
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Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
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Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
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Im a gnome-utils maintainer!

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
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Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
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Today I volunteered

I'm happy — today I took the first steps towards being able to use the Fuji Finepix digital camera as a USB webcam (mentioned in a previous post). Today I started reading about how to hack on the Linux kernel. It's quite exciting for someone like me, who has used Linux for the last 5 years or so but never been ready (or brave enough) to tackle the kernel itself. Hey, maybe nothing will come of it, but maybe I'll get into kernel hacking in a big way and one day even submit a patch that is rolled into the main kernel source!
...more

Every now and then I find something on the Internet that blows my mind, and they Minty Tin MP3 Player from scratch is one of those — Limor, you are a Goddess. Well done!
While on that, I can’t believe I’ve never found Hackaday.com before!
Anyway, back to the vodka.
...more

Finally took the plunge — I’ve blown away my SUSE install and put Yoper on in it’s place! “How excitement!” The installer was interesting, in a good way — no packages to select (or dselect, for those of a Debian persuasion), not even any updates whilst the packages were being installed, just a simple black screen with the golden advice, “Please be patient”. It surprised me, but was at the same time refreshing.
...more

Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD. My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper! Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.
...more

I’ve just scheduled the Yoper ISO for download here at work — the first step in my plans for world domination (I’ll release a World Domination Manifesto on ChangeThis one of these days). When I get home tonight, I’ll back up all my critical data, and then I can kick off the installation at lunchtime tomorrow (I have to do real work too, after all). In other news, I think I love Autopackage — multiple front ends and multiple packaging systems, all with dependency resolution, and a nice easy “click me” kick off script for each application.
...more

[Mishoo] Fuji FinePix A310 as webcam in Linux In the spirit of biting off more than I can chew, I’m considering jumping into getting my Finepix S7000 to work as a V4L device! It’s well beyond my current capabilities (but not beyond learning!), and that’s probably the main reason that I want to try. The second reason is that I want a webcam that I can use in Linux, and I’ve already got the camera, so why not?
...more

I’ve been doing a lot of different stuff at work lately, which I find very refreshing, and although it’s not enough to keep me totally commited and concentrated on work it’s certainly enough to stop me from getting bored. See, I was hired as a Java developer, and since I started I’ve been working on a later-than-late project, just trying to get it through the door and save some little face for the company.
...more

I just had a thought about the syncml server. First, we set up the (open source) syncml servlet somewhere. We might need to do some work on the user accounts and authentication, and we’ll also want a nice web interface for registering for the service. Once done, any software that can syncronise with a syncml server will be usable (although I don’t know many that are), if only in a limited fashion.
...more

Yes, it happened — I’m one of four co-maintainers for the gnome-utils project (which encapsulates a number of individual apps). Quite happy about this, as I’ve been using and playing with Gnome since I first got started with Linux circa 1996 (8 years! Can you believe it?!). I’ve always thought it was the future desktop, and the whole project structure appealed to me, but I’ve never had time to put in the effort of developing anything for it.
...more

Today I volunteered myself as the new maintainer of a Gnome project, gnome-utils. Of course, by the time I shot the email off there had already been several other offers, but Glynn Fosterkindly suggested that having a couple of maintainers might be a good idea. Nice, considering he doesn’t know me at all and I haven’t given much to Gnome as yet. Reputation takes time, as always. However, it reminded me of the gdict Gnome dictionary software, which is part of gnome-utils.
...more