Annoyed, really annoyed

I am astonishingly pissed off. Really, really pissed off. Ten minutes ago I discovered that Decapitated (my second fave death metal band) and Hammerfall (second fave power metal band) played 12 miles away from me this week and I never even knew about it. How...

N800 shazaa

Like many others, my N800 has arrived after I was also one of the lucky few who got recommended for the get-an-N800-on-the-cheap developer programme. Nice device, and a big improvement on the 770. It feels more sturdy, is much faster, and the UI feels more mature. It...

Usability and GNOME video from LCA

On the Monday at LCA, there was a GNOME Love session as part of gnome.conf.au. In this session a bunch of us shouted out things to discuss, and I shouted out ‘application design and usability’. What I didn’t realise was that shouting out a suggestion...

OpenXML sneaks up behind ODF – lets make it stop

OpenDocument Format. Everyone seems to love it. It is a guiding light in a heavily locked down world, in which it can secure the freedoms of document interoperability and prevent against the often unknown risks of vendor lock-in. With ODF, you can make the decision...

Metal drummer required, enquire within

As some of you may know, I am in a metal band called Seraphidian. We play thick, chugging metal that is fat, rhythmic and groovy. We inspire from bands such as Nevermore, Overkill, Pantera, Messhuga, Fear Factory etc. We have recorded two EPs and a full length album...