I have been busy looking for another place to stay as the rental property I was staying at was renovating. But anyway, I have been asked to write more about the Dooming history I have, I wrote about that in my last blog post and I included a snippet from my article on Doom here, …

I am currently updating the system with the GUI package updater versus using the command line as the Adobe license agreement you have to scroll through is about 9000 lines long and you have to hold down the Return key to get past it, and if you type yes then hit enter, it quits the …

The Ubuntu distribution is planning to move to rolling releases instead of releasing a new version every six months. it is very annoying that when you get a new Ubuntu disc, you have to re-install all over again, they should make it so upgrading is possible from the CD without having to backup and install …

Removed Xubuntu 9.10 and just upgraded to Open Suse 11.3 on my laptop, installed from the DVD, I got with the latest edition of Linux Magazine, well October 2010, but it is a while before we get the Linux magazines in Australia. The installation was pretty painless and when you boot up, it asks for …

Updating the sources.lst as I write this, it is taking a long time, but I am using the Town Library connection with WIFI and it is only about 64K per second, so updating the aforementioned file with apt-get update takes quite a while to run. I wish Australia could get a super fast broadband system …

After switching from Ubuntu to Knoppix 6.3 on my laptop, I am seeing the benefits of using a proper operating system that does not restrict you like Windows does, and comes with a heap of software to boot, including the VIM GUI and Amarok as well as a heap of games and out of the …

The river is rising again here in Wagga Wagga, we might get another flood like the one in October, that flooded the caravan park, and washed away bridge supports, but that is nature for you. I like the floodwaters, as they wash away all of the accumulated rubbish from the riverside. I spent all of …

I have been reminiscing about the old Beyond 2000 TV series from the 1980’s that showed us how the future would look in the year 2000. They promised flying cars and Star Ttrek styled cities, but this has not come to pass yet, as we do not have an affordable anti-gravity system for cars yet …

The Australian Telstra Corporation is planning a Plan B in case the National Broadband Network does not go ahead as planned. There are many other things that need fixing in Australia right now, but they are only worried about the faster broadband connections they can offer, although the mobile network will be upgraded to 4G …

Just using Windows 2003, and the sound in Flash does not work and then the sound drivers for the Realtek HD hardware suddenly stopped working. Back to Linux then, and everything works properly as it should without suddenly failing. I should maybe install Windows 7, but I wanted something else. I have fixed it now, …

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=1897&tag=nl.e042 This does not bode well for the future of Ubuntu if you are forced to use a netbook interface on a desktop machine, I would rather see Gnome stay, Gnome 3.0 is promising and looks to take Gnome in a new direction. And removing Synaptic and using the Ubuntu Software Center instead? Synaptic is …

Sorry I have not updated for a while, my housemate moved out and took his ADSL Internet with him and I am on Optus Mobile ”Broadband” for now. I am running Windows Server 2003 R2 to be able to use the Optus Broadband dongle, and it supports all of the hardware on my Gigabyte motherboard …

http://bsd.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/11/02/009259 “The release of OpenBSD 4.8 has been announced. Highlights include ACPI suspend/resume, better hardware support, OpenBGPD/OpenOSPFD/routing daemon improvements, inclusion of OpenSSH 5.5, etc. Nothing revolutionary, just the usual steady improving of the system. A detailed ChangeLog is available, as usual. Work, of course, has already started on the next release, which should be ready …

http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/10/31/2127201 Someone wants a Unicode programming language replacing the Ascii characters used by programmers for years and years. But the standard character set used by C programmers is more than enough for general usage and is faster to enter than having to enter a few keystrokes to enter one character of Unicode. Entering characters like …

I am posting a Debian Video right now, as I am seriously considering swapping Linux Mint for this distribution, it would provide the apt system for easy installation of software and solid stable and reliable kernel releases. I was considering BSD, but Linux is easier to install and use I think and would still be …

http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/10/28/2254215/Mozilla-Labs-Add-On-Provides-Video-and-Audio-Recording-From-the-Browser Mozilla labs are promoting a plugin for Firefox that will allow any website to be able to capture audio and video from the browser. But you can already do this with Youtube web-cam upload and many other sites I am sure, but with this add-on you could not be totally sure if the webcam …