Linux

Songbird Test Flight

Just a quick post to shed some attention on Songbird, a music player that’s built on the same base as Firefox and claims to ‘Play the web’. I came across a link to this screencast last week and decided to give it a try. Some screenshots: The default skin Surfing, using the alternative skin The Mini-Player The verdict: Songbird misses some basic features to become my number one music player:
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Remote X sessions on Nokia 770

Some topics on internettablettalk.com have great views on what the N770 might have to offer in the future. One nice possibility is forwarding X sessions to a N770. I started with forwarding Gedit from my pc to my N770, but later on I had a go at ‘oowriter2’ (OpenOffice.org 2 Writer), Supertux and The Gimp. My experiences about those apps on the N770 are at the end of this post. First I’ll tell you how to try it yourself.
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Sharing internet with Nokia 770 over bluetooth

It’s been a (very) long time since I have posted here (again), but I bought myself a Nokia 770 last week, and it took me a lot of time to get it on the net, so I thought I’d share how I got it to work. First off, some interesting links: Host to host bluetooth on the gentoo wiki Enable root access on the maemo wiki Bluetooth networking howto on the Maemo wiki
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First exam, Nokia 770

The exams have started in a bad way. Hardly anybody had enough time to answer all questions of our first exam (‘Transportverschijnselen’). Lets hope for the best. As some people already know, I’m going to buy a PDA (or something similar) in the near future. The ones I am/was interested in are: the Palm Lifedrive, Dell X30 or X50, or the (to be released) Nokia 770. The LifeDrive is too expensive and slow I’m afraid, and the Dell’s, well… they use Windows :-p .
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Php gotcha, mail, FOSDEM

It has been a while since I have posted here, for two reasons: I didn’t have much to say, and last week was very busy. I did a rewrite of the gotcha php-code that is used for the Home I live in. It took me a while to decypher the old code (amazingly complex), and eventually it took me 4 evenings to finish the job. However, the gotcha that’s going on atm still uses the old code.
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Python

Whoohoo, no more Statistics to study for at least half a year.:-D Maybe even forever, because I feel like I have a nice chance to get a B. We’ll see. The next exam is Mechanics, next wednesday. It’s not easy, but at least it’s nog as boring as Statistics.:-p After I read Ikke’s post about using pyGTK, Glade and Python to create small GUI programs, I decided to learn some Python.
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