Now ranting in audio

| May 8th, 2009

I teamed up with some very nice geezers from UK and a wonderful femme from France the other month, and the fruits of this cooperation can now be heard in our first podcast.

The content will vary alot, but topics include food, wine, beer, music, movies, tv, hardware, software & gardening to name a few..

The web site is very much a WIP, but content over bling, right?

Have a look & listen @ http://open-inn.net

This one, I have to slap myself in the face for doing too.. not that long ago, but still.. Its the same flipping side & becoming a uber’nazi’ about it, you become so into what you do that anything non FOSS you wouldnt touch. Simple as that, anyone doing otherwise you laughed at either in their face or behind their back.. A real fawker with a attitude.. But then again, thats free speech right? Yessir, notn wrong about that, I encourage it.. still, Im just not THAT into the ‘debates’ any longer. I let the ‘newborn’ stand on the barricades, I sympathise with their cause, ohhh how I do..

There are MANY worthy browsers out there thats FOSS…
KHTML/Gecko & WebKit has brought many a joyful web browsing for me, both on pc & cellphone. If you like em light I would highly recommend Kazehakase or Arora .. if you want em a little fatter/more versatile, give Konqueror a go. Not a linux user? Safari.. Google Chrome..
More? Well, then you are entering the web2.0 experience that Im no big fan of.. Flock? Songbird? FF with a load of rubbish add-ons?
Yeah, you heard me, FF in itself, atleast since 3.x has become so sadly bloated I only use it on the obscure pages. They have thankfully become rare the last years..

I very often feel a little ‘tick’ when people promote FOSS just for the sake off FOSS.. So thats what Im getting at here finally.. The “Stop using IE6” campaign thats been getting a lil euro stir, should be a given. Its an outdated, sorry excuse for a browser.. Alot of man hours are wasted due to it, we are in a financial crises.. if this doesnt sink in with whoever is in charge of the computers you use, tell them to get a fawking grip & deal with it. If you havent heard of the campaign, forteller has an updated wiki page about its spread.

It really shouldnt be a issue, but it still is. It has helped according to my analytics tho, IE overall is down, but for the sake of dropping some numbers;

IE:
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Firefox:
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Mozilla:
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Opera:
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Safari:
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Anyway.. my point? Use the best browser for you needs, and keep it updated.. go on, it will not hurt you, its good karma.. m’kay?

Me? I use Opera, on my pc’s & Opera Mini on my cell (N82), quick, has all features I need. Including syncing bookmarks, mouse gestures, mail(i use claws), bt(dont use it), im(pidgin).. The features I dont use, will cater to most peoples needs Im sure.. But with all these features, it still is the best browser out there, for me.

Its not that I DONT care about using FOSS, anyone who know me can vouch for that, but I have come to realize over the years, that FOSS products aint always the best overall product. And if its free, what more can you ask for?

EDIT: URL fix

Yes yes, by all means DISQUS..

| February 25th, 2009

Why not, right? This blog aint boiling over with discussions in the comments, but atleast now DISQUS is in place.

That be all.

The Illusion

| January 31st, 2009

This is not how I planned my life, not what I wished for, not what I would wish on my worst enemy. I thought at one point, that this was a choice, that I was indeed master of my domain. I could control this everlasting shadow dulling down my senses, erasing a stroke at a time the little I have left of memories. I cant say for sure that I know what day this is, they float into each other more than I care to like, more than I care to endure.

Ive put on a mask, you might think its because I want to make my life easier, there is some truth to that, but thats not what lead me to do it. The pain I see in the eyes of those that care for me, those that love me, thats an unbearable pain that far superseeds the pain my body musters to pump the vains with. Its much easier to tell people a fraction of the truth than to let it all out, I think I can cope with that, that the lies make their day a little less tiresome.

Atleast thats what I hope. It might all be in my head tho, Im not quiet there yet, where Im sure this all is just one big illusion..