Archive for July, 2001

AFK

Monday, July 30th, 2001

I’ll be AFK (Away From Keyboard) for the next few days… Just a heads up. (:

I’ll probably also have some pictures of stuff when I return. (:

apt-get install task-space-exploration

Sunday, July 22nd, 2001

Well, the folks at DebianPlanet.org have an article that mentions something about a Debian fan, Mark Shuttleworth (kinda a fitting name?), is preparing to launch into space. He’s going up there with the Russians, evidently, as they have been promoting their "tour space for cash" program lately. Neat stuff.

Quick Updates!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2001

Sorry about not posting the fireworks images; I’ll get to that soon. I just wanted to post an item to say that I am here and everything is fine. (:

Something mostly meaningless: I got QuickTime working under Wine without the use of *any* Microsoft code whatsoever (no Windows installed). It works; one can watch movies (even w/ the Sorenson codec stuff), but the player is a bit glitchy. I heard from one of my friends that the QuickTime player is even quirky under Windows, and, yes, even MacOS, so it’s no suprize that it would also be a bit strange under Wine. I do have to say that Wine is a very impressive piece of software.

Also, Linux.com got a few new features, a little bit of scrubbing (revamped icons on the front), and a few other things I changed today. You might want to check it out, and read from the opinion area, as there are quite a few new good articles there.

Anyway, that’s that. I’ll try to post more news items here from now on. (:

Happy Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2001

Hey! Have a happy Fourth of July! (Especially if you’re in the U.S.A… *smile*) I have already taken a bunch of firework pictures. They will be up shortly; it takes a little while to upload and "gallerize" the photos. Stay tuned… (:

Great Little Comics

Monday, July 2nd, 2001

A friend of mine was e-mailed a bunch of clever comics. He then posted and shared them with all of us in #gimps (a hangout on IRC). Anyway, the comics are very cool, so have a look.