By the way we need to give credit to my boss Dr. Garth Alper for recording those jazz piano versions of sudo-modprobe. I took my zoom H1 down to his office stuck the sheet music in front of him, and he did it in about five minutes having never even heard the tune in his life.
Yep that's probably my fault. I had thought we'd talk more properly about the music on the next show. We'll be sure to thank all the various music professors we're keeping busy over there. It must be like a sweat shop! "More podcast music ya lazy dogs!!!"
I just thought I'd post a comment on this so everyone knows my feelings. I thought Fab's response was spot on. We thank them for the free publicity but will not be returning the favour. I don't really care what they do or say, that's up to them.
I'm glad to see people describing our show as "a community of friends". That's what we want
I have a suggestion for improving your interview technique.
When you hear interviews in radio, you don't hear the interviewer giving
acknowledging 'mm's all the time like Dan does Try just nodding,
though it probably feels weird
Yeah I found that annoying when I listened back too. It's something I've been trying to cut down on for years. I do it too much just in normal episodes when talking to Fab. I haven't found a way to stop it yet but hopefully I will
Think I missed the sheep pictures, what was that about? :?
Start reading from the top of the third page on "Linux Outlaws 165 - Hairy Fridays". Don't worry though, they weren't really serious about roasting you and Fab and eating you.
Hmm, sounds intriguing. Thanks for the heads up. I'll take a look at the thread.
Drop Chad Wollenberg, from "Linux Basement", a line: he's all about the Drupal love, and I think he knows a buttload of people in that camp.
Oh yeah good point, I should have thought of Chad. I'm talking to a few people about this already but I'll speak to him as well
Feels like it's been ages since I gotten onto this board... that's because it has been ages! I apologise for that but I've just been mad busy the last 2 or 3 months. Things were supposed to calm down after OggCamp but they got busier. Hope everyone is well.
One of the reasons for his is that I've had a lot of Drupal work coming in lately. It's for a London based company, really nice folks and they have some big clients. They are trying to move towards Drupal and I've been helping them with that. I've taken care of the back end but making the sites look as they should is really not my forte. Each one needs a custom theme. They have CSS people and great graphic designers but none of them know much about Drupal. We really need a good Drupal themer to make the designs into themes. A good knowledge of how to do fancy interactive stuff with JQuery and CSS inside Drupal themes would be really helpful.
I've been searching around for decent people and I just realised I've been neglecting all the good folks listening to LO. Doh! I know a lot of you do web development so is anyone interested in Drupal theming? Working from abroad is not a problem but good English is required and a similar time zone would be very helpful. The company are good to work for and pay quickly. I can vouch for that myself. You'd probably end up working directly with me, what a dubious joy that is
Anybody got any ideas? Let me know. Thanks!
I also enjoyed this episode. I really like in-depth reviews, and prefer
these shows over apple/microsoft news. Anything that I can't get anywhere
else is awesome.
Would still appreciate an episode or two that covers the software/practices that
LInux Outlaws use to record and publish shows.
Episode 19 covered our recording and publishing process in great detail. It's a long time ago now but 90% of the information is still correct. We'll try to do an updated version in future, lots of people ask about this. I can't promise any specific time frame right now though I'm afraid. Till then I hope everything you need is in ep 19. If there's anything else you want to know just ask and I'll try to help.
The account was approved the same day but the automated email probably hit a spam filter. Sadly this happens a lot. If you don't receive a reply within 24hrs send an email to the feedback address and l'll sort it out. I get an email every time someone signs up and l usually deal with them immediately, most of them are spam accounts though it seems.
Welcome to the forums, l hope you have fun here
Ok I'm going to defend the IDE once again. I have just spent several hours when I should have been working updating my knowledge of Ant build scripts only to find that I fail at hand making Ant Build Scripts. It may be fine for most languages but I don't think I'll ever program in Java again without using an IDE. I'll try next time I'm writing some other compiled language but I'm going to keep using NetBeans when I have to write Java, which is what the main CS classes are at my school.
As I said, if an IDE works best for you that's great. I have used Net Beans many years ago and I know it's very popular with some developers. Eclipse too. I just don't use them personally. Whatever gets the job done best for you is cool. Go forth and code
Regarding IDEs. I'm not a big fan as you can tell because I find all the ones I've tried bloated, slow and over the top. I'm doing web development mostly these days anyway and they're not needed. I haven't done a lot of C or C++ development that's no secret, but I have done lots of Java and C# in my time, so I have a history with IDEs having used many over the years.
It began for me with learning Java at University back in 2000. At that time we had to use Borland J Builder, it was mandated by the Uni and it was a steaming pile of shite, seriously. Slow, bloated and it didn't even offer many benefits over a text editor for me. I actually moved to Net Beans for my own stuff and found it better, but still a little over the top. From there I moved into .NET development when working for the NHS. I'd been hired as an ASP developer and I just used a text editor for all that, it was just scripting with VBscript. We migrated to .NET when it first came out though and that meant learning C# (piss easy since it was mainly just Java anyway) and using Visual Studio for everything, and I mean everything. VS was dog slow and nearly killed my work laptop every time I fired it up, you couldn't use other programs at the same time. It was just so bloated I got fed up with it pretty quickly. The last version I used in depth was 2003, though I did try 2005 briefly. I've been told later versions have improved but I'm glad to be out of it. I've also used Eclipse on and off but found I didn't really need it. It's a massive beast again and just seemed so unwieldy. Any program takes 10 seconds to fire up on a pretty high spec machine is bloated for me. I tried Kdevelop for a bit and found it had some merits but wasn't really for me either.
I believe for doing stuff in C and C++ with lots of complex libraries it may be useful. I know developers who like IDEs but they're not for me. I even get pissed off when people want to use Dreamweaver all the time for web development. I've used that on an off over the years but you end up producing code you can't even understand as it tries to do everything for you. All l really need is gedit and some plugins. It's faster, leaner and more efficient. It's a personal choice.
So there you go, that's my reasoning. If people want to use and IDE good for them. I'm happy not to at the moment
I get around 100-150 spam mails everyday on my work email. And since I don't have a spam filter on the Blackberry, I have to erase them manually... good grief.
Ouch! That is annoying. There must be some way to get Spam Assassin in there on the server, that sounds like hell.
Yeah we've had quite a few new sign ups lately. I know because I approve them all and try to weed out the spam. For those 21 genuine users we probably had 50 spammers I also deleted along the way. One tried to sign up yesterday with the email <!-- e --><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><!-- e --> and some equally stupid username like BuyViagraOnline22. Idiots. It did make me laugh though
Dan! You don't have to print out a document, sign it, and rescan it to sign it. You should give Xournal a try:
I use it with my tablet but you only need a mouse to do it.
Thanks for the tip Mo, I'll give it a try next time I have to do something like this
Hello everyone, just been reading through and I wanted to say thanks for all the really nice birthday comments. I appreciate it
I'm still trying to get back into the swing of forum life after OggCamp. I thought this month would be quiet and I could catch up but things have gotten busy again in unexpected ways. Lots of work on Drupal sites and other hacking to do, also playing with the band and working on new material has eaten into my free time. I will catch up with you all properly soon I hope! I'm still around honest, hehe :dan:
Take care one and all, glad you enjoyed the episode. I'm yet to try Fedora 13 yet myself but I will do soon. I plan to get back to reviewing all these new distro releases I've missed in recent months. Should be fun :geek:
Flight restrictions in the UK have been removed Bill, all airports are open and things are slowly getting back to normal. The wind direction is also forecast to change by the weekend which should help the situation. I think by this weekend everything will be back to normal schedule. They're just catching up with all the cancelled flights still at the moment.
Fingers crossed, but it's all looking a lot better now I'm pleased to say
Maybe people moving their fans really did help
As I am sure my fellow countrymen can confirm; the chances of those weather conditions remaining in place for a British Bank Holiday are exactly .......... fuck all.
Agreed, all us UK residents can confirm that. Good news that flights will resume soon though. I was worried about everyone who'd spent money trying to get here missing out. It wouldn't have been the same at all.
Bloody volcanoes grrr :dan:
Yikes; I heard that the ash cloud affected most of European air space, but I didn't think it would be that much of a hindrance for the other folks coming to OggCamp. There isn't a train/boat alternative route?
There are in some cases which is what we are investigating, but you can imagine what the panic for places is like. I don't know what will happen right now. We just have to do our best to find alternative plans and hope the flights resume. It's certainly exciting, if not great for the health
Sadly it's not just Americans affected by this. The whole of Europe's airspace is shut down. People won't be able to get here from Germany (Fab :dreadeek: ), Poland, Holland, Scandinavia or anywhere else unless this subsides. Obviously I'm keeping a close eye on the situation and where possible we'll make contingency plans but there's not a lot we can do. It's unbelievably annoying after spending 4 months working on this event personally. Of all the things that could mess it up a volcano was not something I suspected
I'm still hopeful this will be over by the end of the week and not affect oggcamp travel. Keep your fingers crossed everyone, pray if you are religious and wear your lucky socks!!! Thanks :dan:
Somebody sent us information about Gunsmoke last time we mentioned Matt Dillon but thanks for the reminder. That show didn't air in the UK that I know of and even if it did it was well before my time, so I'm afraid I don't know it. Someone else pointed out the America / Australia etc forking thing on Identica. I hadn't thought of that. Good point though