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Say NO to Robert Love

Sure, you may have heard me proclaim great things about Robert Love in the past, and yes, he did make the whole Project Utopia thing happen. And, someone of a positive orientation may claim achievements to do with kernel hacking and wireless integration into the desktop. Remove all of these thoughts from your head though, […]

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Unwrapping Learning Potential With Open Source

Education is a funny old game, and one that seems to mystify even the closest of observers. Populated with policy, procedure, top-down advisory boards and a chain of hierarchical button pushers, education can be a tough cookie to understand. If you then roll into the mix the fantabulous world of IT, you have a sure-fire […]

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Xgl fanboy strikes again

Based upon Paul’s success, I was determined to get Xgl working on my laptop. With so many HOWTOs kicking around, you would think this would be an easy job – not if you have an ATI card. After some poking, kicking, screaming, jumping, smashing, sighing and at one point demolishing, I have finally got it […]

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Bleeding Nora…

Well, if you find yourself bored on the 22nd and 23rd July 2006 and are looking for something fun to do, can I make one small suggestion? Sure, my art skills suck, but I wanted to see it all on a single sheet, and I want to see you artsy-fartsy types make it look pretty. […]

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Jokosher moves and grooves

I just updated the Jokosher website with some rather exciting developments – the GUI code for moving and splitting audio has been hooked up to the audio engine and Jokosher is now starting to act and feel like a real editor. With it you can create a project, add instruments, import or record audio, move […]

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Not just a handsome German yoghurt

A while back, I had never heard of Mirco Muller. Then, from out of nowhere, this guy called MacSlow surfaces on the LUGRadio IRC channel and starts talking about some strange graphical document handling experiment he has been working on called Lowfat. He seemed like a personable chap, asked for a talk at the mighty […]

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Dear Lazyweb, for some time now I have been looking for an Integrated Development Environment for Python that not only provides a great programming editor, but also has built-in support for GUI form editors such as Glade or Gazpacho. At the moment I am using Eclipse, and although it is great, it makes my head […]

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Sweet, sweet audio love

Its been a while since I posted an update about Jokosher, so I figured I should fill you all in. There has been some great work going on, and everyone is doing an awesome job. To keep it short and sweet, I will list the new stuff as bullet points: Different waveform graphs – thanks […]

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Microsoft users and Open Source

This weekend I spoke at two events for Microsoft people – a Microsoft community leaders day on Friday and the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Day on the Saturday. At both days I delivered a talk about Open Source, debunking some of the myths, and explaining how Open Source is not just for Linux geeks and how Microsoft fans […]

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Today I am heading down to Microsoft’s campus in Reading for a few days of speaking. Today is an event about community building inside of Microsoft, and I was invited to come along to talk about Open Source. It seems quite an interesting event, and it is always nice and challenging to speak at places […]

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