You need Outlaw cats like my two. I assume they're Outlaws, they always walk all over the keyboard in IRC on a Monday night
Mine does worse than that -- he recently ripped two keys right out of of my netbook while I wasn't looking:
Fortunately I found the pieces and was able to snap them both back in.
I need direction on this from people who are smarter than me.
I currently have a Apple AirPort base station that I want to replace with something that will allow me to share my Internet connection with friends and neighbours. FON has just announced a new N-spec router, and I'm wondering if it's a better choice than a Linksys box with open firmware -- which admittedly, I don't really know too much about...
I don't mind paying a bit more for something that's easier to set up. I'm assuming it'll work with Ubuntu-based client computers...?
Do you think FON is a good idea or is there a better/cheaper option? Thanks for any guidance on this...
Will someone please explain to me the functionality of of the cat apps?
From the Baby Smash! site:
As babies smash on the keyboard, colored shapes, letters and numbers appear on the screen. Baby Smash will lock out the Windows Key, as well as Ctrl-Esc and Alt-Tab so your baby can't get out of the application. Pressing ALT-F4 will exit the application and Shift-Ctrl-Alt-O brings up the options dialog.
I'm a bit of a n00b so I'm maybe not up to installing Mono on my netbook at the moment, but TuxPaint sounds like a good place to start. If there's anything worth seeing I'll definitely post it!
You can let your cat run around and it comes back to you? Wow :shock:
I actually walk him around my neighbourhood (downtown Toronto) every couple of days -- without a leash, of course... Don't want to humiliate him or anything! 8-)
Back on topic, are there really no Linux apps for infant/feline key mashers?
So I'm the lucky owner of a rather awesome young tomcat who's lately taken to chasing cursors across the screens of the various computers and netbooks scattered around my house. I've noticed that he's becoming aware of changes on the screen as he rests his paws on my keyboard, so I'd like to install an Ubuntu equivalent to AlphaBaby or Baby Smash! for him to play around with.
Any pointers? Or maybe this is a bad idea...?
FWIW, another interesting discussion of Android vs. Maemo is playing out in the comments of this developer's blog post:
I will also look at the N900
I would love to get one of these for myself but unfortunately the North American 3G band on it is for T-Mobile only.
As for Android I had a play with the new Hero recently -- it's very slick but I think I'd prefer a physical qwerty keypad like on the original G1...
1) Konqueror blocks cookies. I only accept cookies when I have to, and delete them when I'm done.
2) I use KMail to download GMail, not the web interface. I use IMAP, so Google gets my tags, but I can't see how knowing that KDE is associated with computers can harm me.
3) I use AdBlock.
You can do all this on an Android phone...?
FWIW, it looks like the Symbian Foundation has released their kernel as well:
"The release of the microkernel demonstrates three vital, guiding principles of the foundation: first, the commitment of many community members to the development of the platform; second, progress in fulfilling our commitment to a complete open source release of Symbian; and third, a tangible example of providing the most advanced mobile platform in the world," said Lee Williams, Executive Director, Symbian Foundation.
To enable the community to fully utilize the open source kernel, Symbian is providing a complete development kit, free of charge, including ARM's high performance RVCT compiler toolchain.
Anyone care to translate that last bit into English?
Without forcing me to watch a flash video, can you give me a brief synopsis of the Symbian executive's arguments?
Sure. He's basically saying that every Android user is unwillingly signing up for compulsory data mining by Google. He also seems to be hinting at Google's power to, say, remotely enable ads on every Android device...
(My first thread -- feel free to move it if I've posted in the wrong place...)
So a video has been posted with the Symbian Foundation's Executive Director Lee Williams raising all sorts of alarm bells about Android. It's from an interview with Om Malik that you can see here -- my take on it can be read here.
Keeping in mind that Symbian has its own interests to protect (obviously), how valid do you think these arguments are?
I'm currently using a Nokia S60 handset and am very interested in Android, but a little wary of Google and its all-encompassing power in general...