Ubuntu Restricted Formats

Found a cool page at the Ubuntu wiki today. It’s the restricted formats page. I’m not into pirating software or dvds etc but I do want to be able to rip my own and work dvds (legal), rip cds, make mp3s. It’s got how to play dvds, fix playback probs, how to get realplayer to … [Read more…]


I installed Xubuntu at home yesterday on a spare box! I’m thrilled with how easy I found it. 🙂 I’m going to be using it for the teaching/recycling/giving away computers project I wrote about the other day. So far I like what I see. I’m not sure how Mozilla Firefox will go on the boxes … [Read more…]

Google’s April Fool’s Day Joke

I was just reading about Google Romance! very funny! Google says that “When you think about it, love is just another search problem. And we’ve thought about it. A lot. Google Romance™ is our solution.” So they’ve got things like a Soulmate Search and Contextual Dating. LOLOLOL 🙂 I don’t know how long they’ll leave … [Read more…]

Another Recycling + Linux Project

I have two Year 12 students starting work next week on a project I’ve set up. They will be sorting a pile of donated tech – monitors, boxes, hard drives, working systems, ram etc. Then they’ll learn how to install Xubuntu. These will then be given away as complete systems for those on low incomes … [Read more…]

Freecycle-another avenue for re-using stuff

I’m part of an email list called Freecycle. Members post messages, detailing items they have to give away, to the list. This is from the website: “The Adelaide Freecycle Network is open to all who want to “recycle” that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano or … [Read more…]

Can Blogs Have Birthdays?

I thought of this today. Can blogs have birthdays? I started this blog in April last year after linux.conf.au. Should I do something in April to celebrate my blog’s birthday? 🙂 Does anyone else celebrate their blog’s birthday? “It’s just a bit of silliness really” Peter – Finding Neverland birthdayblog