Battles With Boredom

May 29, 2008

It’s Official: Funpidgin is Now Carrier Instant Messenger

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:50 pm

Justin Hayes has just confirmed that Funpidgin has officially been renamed to Carrier Instant Messenger!

I wonder if I’ll get a mention in an obscure footnote of the release docs that no one will ever see.

May 28, 2008

Fedora 9 GNOME Live CD Trial

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:03 am

Recall in my last post that I had some trouble with the Fedora 9 KDE live CD. So I decided to give the GNOME live CD a spin and see if I had any better luck.

I did not.

Fedora 9 GNOME kernel failure

Fedora, I’m sorry. I tried. Maybe I’ll see you again with Fedora 10.

May 24, 2008

Kicking the Tires of Fedora 9 – KDE Live CD

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 5:50 am

I know I’m going to get some flak for this from our Fedora listeners, but I can’t restrain myself.

I downloaded the Fedora Live CD (KDE edition) to give it a whirl. Yes, I admit that I bundled three things I don’t particularly care for into one download (Fedora, KDE, and KDE 4), so you could argue I’m setting this micro review up for failure. (Miraculously, I was not intoxicated at the time, although I have been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days, so that may have been a contributing factor.) Anyway, I fired up a new VMWare machine, and booted from the Live CD ISO. After a few standard boot messages, I was greeted with the following image.

Kernel Failure

*sigh* Off to a great start here. (more…)

May 22, 2008

Fresh Ubuntu Podcast: Hardy Heron Round Table

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:34 pm

Today we recorded the second Fresh Ubuntu round table episode, with many special guests! Harlem and I were joined by Chad Wollenberg from the Linux Basement podocast, Knightwise from the Knightcast, Emmett Stewart (aka “CafeNinja“), and Jason Watkins (formerly of the In the Trenches podcast). Later on, the second shift showed up, and Alan Pope and Tony Whitmore from the Ubuntu UK podcast, and Jorge Casto and Mike Basinger from the Ubuntu community. I also had the pleasure of editing and mixing this episode down – a first for me! It will be available for download tomorrow from the Fresh Ubuntu web site and via iTunes.

May 8, 2008

Interview with Justin Hayes of Funpidgin

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:35 pm

Harlem and I interviewed Justin Hayes from the Funpidgin fork of the Pidgin project on this week’s Fresh Ubuntu podcast.

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